Prinsep Ghat, Kolkata, India

The South Asia Center's mission is to enhance the study of South Asia at Penn (India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives) and within the wider community.  The Center supports faculty and student research, conferences, curriculum development, outreach, and other activities and events related to modern and pre-modern South Asia.  The Center connects scholars with interests in South Asia across the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Penn’s professional schools, and within the wider community.  Current initiatives include new structured research opportunities for Penn undergraduates through the Center's C.U. in India short-term study abroad courses, course development grants for Penn faculty in STEM fields, the development of new courses across the university to help prepare students for international careers in South Asia, support for South Asia related curriculum development and teacher training in K-16 institutions within the greater Philadelphia area, and a very popular Affiliated Faculty program. The South Asia Center also serves as a National Resource Center for the US Department of Education.


The South Asia Center is located at:

820 Williams Hall

255 S. 36th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone: 215-898-4490 or 215-898-8816

Fax: 215-573-2138

For a listing of SAC faculty and staff please visit the People section of the website.

Do you have a question, comment, or suggestion for SAC? Contact the Center at SouthAsiaCenter@upenn.edu.