The South Asia Program does not offer any degrees or certificates, although we support undergraduate South Asian Studies majors and minors, and Master's students in the Department of Asian Studies, and graduate students throughout the campus.
Cornell offers eleven South Asian languages: Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Pali, Persian, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Tibetan, and Urdu. We are the only university in North America to regularly offer Nepali or Sinhala at all levels.
SAP works with the Office of Global Learning to offer both short-term and long-term study abroad opportunities in South Asia.
The Cornell India Law Center is dedicated to promoting the study of Indian law and policy in the U.S. legal academy. Based in the Cornell Law School, the Center hosts distinguished speakers and conferences of legal scholars and lawyers from India and the United States, among other activities.
The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) is a long-term research initiative focusing on the design and evaluation of innovative interventions linking agriculture, food systems, human nutrition, and poverty in India.
The South Asia Collection in the Carl A. Kroch Library, overseen by South Asia Curator Bronwen Bledsoe, includes reference books, periodicals, newspapers, microfilms and fiche, electronic resources, as well as two levels of book stacks. Notable collections include the Bombay Poets Archive, featuring the Arvind Krishna Mehrotra papers, 1960-2014, on display in the online exhibit, Films, Mills, and Poets: Mid-Century Bombay.
The Nilgiris Field Learning Center (NFLC) is a unique partnership between the Indian NGO, Keystone Foundation, and Cornell University.