Taj Mahal, Agra, 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.

EVENTS

Prof. Steven Sidebotham
6-7:30, Thursday, April 17
Cornell Fine Arts Museum
New Archaeologies of Africa and Asia

Visit to Rollins by delegation from Jindal Global University (JGU): Dec. 1-5

Celebration of Diwali: 7pm, Nov. 13, Campus Center

Arun Gandhi, "Lessons from My Grandfather: Non-Violence in a Violent World," 7pm, Oct. 2, Knowles (open to the public)