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South Asian Studies

South Asia Studies

Dr. Robert Clark, Director

Department of Modern Languages

Eisenhower 14A

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS 66506


Friends, Partners, and Donors

The world is increasingly a smaller place. K-State graduates require training, understanding and appreciation of the wider world in which they will find themselves working regardless of career. South Asia is rising in saliency and importance in all fields - professional and otherwise - whether students pursue international, national or local careers right here in Kansas.

The South Asia Studies program offers students the opportunity to understand and work with this part of the world and its people.

The South Asia Program cannot depend on shrinking state funding, government grants or higher tuition rates. Our future and growth depends on cooperative partnerships with people, organizations and foundations who understand the value of the program and care most about our university and the quality education we give our students to meet their and wider community needs.

Needs are multiple. We are open to your interests and ideas.

Current needs cover a wide range:

  • student scholarship: particularly for language study and other courses, internships and studying abroad
  • support of core faculty positions
  • program development with South Asian universities, institutes, NGO's and industry
  • faculty and student exchanges with South Asian institutions

Students in the professional programs particularly need support as this program is often an addition to an already very full degree curriculum with few electives.

The program has a separate account under the Office of International Programs at the KSU Foundation. To establish a fund or make a planned gift, please contact the KSU Foundation, 785-532-7566.

Fund Raising Committee

The fund raising committee is happy to discuss your interests. Members are:

Barry H. Michie, Director International Support, Office of International Programs. sikarraj@k-state.edu, 785-532-5333.

Subramanyam "Subi" Bhadriraju, Dept. of Grain Science. sbhadra@k-state.edu, 785-532-4092.

Vibhavari Jani, Dept of Interior Architecture and Product design. vjani@k-state.edu, 785-532-5992.

William L. Richter (Emeritus), Dept of Political Science and Associate Provost for International Programs, wrichter@k-state.edu, 785-539-6202.

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