Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    Nov 29, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

South Asia Program

170 Uris Hall
(607) 255-8493


Iftikhar Dadi, Director; H. Acharya, A. Banerjee, Al. Basu, Ar. Basu, K. Basu, A. Blackburn, B. Bledsoe, D. Boucher, R. Chowdhury, J. Chusid, J. Finkelstein, D. Ghosh, D. Gold, B. Herath, S. Kalantry, R. Kanbur, K. Kassam, N. Kudva, S. Kuruvilla, L. McCrea, K. McGowan, S. Mehta, S. Mohanty, V. Munasinghe, B. Perlus, P. Pingali, E. Prasad, N. Raheja, K. V. Raman, L. Ramberg, N. Rizvi, S. Singh, E. Tagliacozzo, R. Travers, A. Willford. Retired: S. Feldman, M. Hatch, R. Herring, D. Holmberg, M. Katzenstein, M. Majumdar, K. March, N. Uphoff, M. Woods.


The South Asia Program coordinates research, teaching, and special campus events relating to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The program faculty include members from a variety of disciplines, including agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, anthropology, architecture, art, Asian studies, city and regional planning, classics, comparative literature, development sociology, ecology, economics, English, government, history, history of art, industrial and labor relations, international agriculture, linguistics, literature, nutritional sciences, public administration, and religious studies. Undergraduates with a special interest in the region may major in Asian Studies with a South Asian concentration, or complete a South Asia minor with any other major. Graduate students may pursue the M.A. degree in Asian Studies with a concentration in South Asia.

Languages offered are Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Pali, Persian, Punjabi (DL), Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil (DL), Tibetan (DL) and Urdu. Foreign Language and Area Studies scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Scholarships are available for undergraduates and graduate students studying intensive language in the summer at an intermediate or advanced level. Cornell is a member of the American Institutes of Bangladesh, Indian, Pakistan, and Sri Lankan Studies, and the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies. For details on the major, see the Department of Asian Studies listing in this volume. For courses available in South Asian studies and further information on South Asia-related activities on campus and outreach to schools and community, consult the South Asia Program and Department of Asian Studies websites.