Jahangir Mahal

 Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, India

The Center for India and South Asia (CISA) is the focal point for India and South Asia-related educational exchanges, teaching, research, and public engagement at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, USA.

Mission Statement

CISA and its associates promote five pillars of engagement that enable cross-cultural understanding of communities in India, South Asia, and the diaspora:

  • partnerships and student exchanges with Indian and South Asian universities and regional study abroad providers
  • integration of Indian and South Asian content into curricular and co-curricular programming
  • research and publications on India and South Asia
  • public seminars, academic conferences, and special events highlighting Indian and South Asian cultures, histories, spiritual traditions, politics, social and economic development, and contemporary issues
  • outreach to Indian and South Asian communities in central Florida

Through these activities, CISA serves as a forum for dialogue, collaboration, and the dissemination of knowledge about India, South Asia, and its communities within the evolving global landscape. Our primary goal is to enhance Rollins College’s role as a national and international leader in educational exchanges, research on India and South Asia, and public engagement.


Changing of the Guard: Challenges and Opportunities for the New Government of India

Panel discussion with students, faculty and community members
September 18, 2014 6:00 - 7:00 pm

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Hyphenated Hindus: The Creation and Transformation of an Indo-Caribbean Identity

A Public Presentation by Alumna Prea Persaud '10
PhD Candidate, University of Florida

November 13, 2014 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Bieberbach-Reed Room

Rollins Diwali Celebration

November 19, 2014 - 5:00-7:00 pm
Bush Lawn

The Great Debate: Rollins College & Jindal Global University

February 18, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Tiedke Hall