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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.

Cornell Resources

Tata-Cornell Institute

Man pushing cart with colorful vegetables in India

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.

Kroch Asia Library

Ezra zine cover, Bombay Poets, 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.

Study Abroad Opportunity
Work with the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) on some of its community development efforts for the benefit of indigenous and rural people in southern India.