Committee on Southern Asian Studies

The Committee on Southern Asia Studies (COSAS) facilitates research, teaching, and events related to Southern Asia.

COSAS fosters one of the most vibrant, cross-disciplinary scholarly communities dedicated to research and teaching in Southern Asia, though it is not a stand-alone degree-granting program. Students interested in Southern Asia must apply directly to the degree-granting programs across the university that offer courses of study in Southern Asia.

Students with a core Southern Asia interest entering any of the degree-granting programs across the University would have access to, and be able to participate in COSAS events, regularly meet and collaborate with Southern Asia faculty and students outside their disciplines and departments, and be eligible for graduate fellowships and other student grants administered by COSAS for research in Southern Asia. COSAS also supports important research and projects conducted by university faculty within the Southern Asia scholarship community.