Center for India & South Asia

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.

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.

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Research & Publications

See research and publications on India and South Asia by CISA's associates.

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Study Abroad

Rollins offers multiple study abroad opportunities for students to study Asian culture at the source.

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Rollins Courses Related to India and South Asia


Center for India & South Asia

  • Yudit Greenberg

    Yudit Greenberg, PhD

    George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Chair of Religion; Director of Jewish Studies Program

Central Florida Community Associates

  • Braham Aggarwal (Chairman, Park Square Enterprises, Inc.)
  • Madan Arora (Franchise Office Manager, Jackson Hewitt, Inc.)
  • Jasbir Mehta (Executive Director, Asian Cultural Association)
  • Sharad Mehta (Co-Owner / CEO / President, ScreenWorks USA)
  • Karim Rahemtulla (Investment Director, Mount Vernon Research)
  • Shubdev Sharma (Former Chairman, Hindu Society of Central Florida)
  • Muthusamy Swami (Manager of Research & Software Capability, Florida Solar Energy Center)