Students with an interest in South Asian Studies should apply to one of the University’s degree-granting departments, such as Anthropology, History, Political Science, Economics, or Religious Studies. The Council on South Asian Studies is part of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. It has been organized to provide guidance to graduate students who desire to use the resources of the departments of the University that offer South Asia-related courses.

The Council on South Asian Studies aims to bring together faculty and students sharing an interest in South Asia, and it supplements the curriculum with seminars, conferences, and special lectures by scholars from Yale as well as visiting scholars. It provides information concerning grants, fellowships, research programs, and foreign study opportunities.

Language instruction is offered in Hindi, Sanskrit, and additional South Asian languages via the Shared Course Initiative and the Directed Independent Language Study program. Students planning to undertake field research or language study in South Asia may apply to the council for summer fellowship support. 
For additional information, contact the Council on South Asian Studies at