Centre for South Asian Studies


The Centre has organised a range of national and international round tables, seminar, symposia, workshops with regional and international experts, policymakers and academics and civil society members. The Monday seminar organised by the centre has been a major attraction for the students and faculty members both in the Centre and the School. The Monday seminar is addressed by very eminent scholars from India and abroad, experts, professionals and also social activists. The centre also holds an annual lecture in memory of late Prof. Urmila Phadnis. This annual lecture has been delivered by a galaxy of public figures in the past including President Chandrika Kumaratunga of Sri Lanka, Major General Kalkat, Shri IK Gujral, former Prime Minister of India, Shri JN Shyam Saran, Foreign Secretary of India. The centre also hosts a reference section named after late Prof. Urmila Phadnis.


The Centre has hosted and conducted projects for various Ministries, Indian Council for Social Science Research, University Grants Commission, Asian Development Bank, World Bank, Ford Foundation, International Development Research Centre, Canada, Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo, USAID, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNESCAP and many other national and international bodies.