NCCSAS Charter & Mission


The NCCSAS seeks to promote research and teaching in the languages and cultures of South Asia in the constituent universities of the Triangle South Asia Consortium and the region.

The NCCSAS is a University of North Carolina Board of Governors-sanctioned “interinstitutional research center” with secretariat located at Duke University.  The consortium reports to an administrative board led by Dr Gilbert Merkx, Vice Provost for International Affairs at Duke University, Dr. Jeff Bradon, Dean of The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State University, and Dr. Jonathan Hartlyn, Senior Associate Dean for Social Sciences and International Programs, College of Arts and Sciences at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Title VI Undergraduate National Resource Center

The NCCSAS is currently an undergraduate national resouce center for the study of South Asia, awarded by the Title VI NRC program (CFDA 84.015) of the International Education and Graduate Programs service of the US Department of Education. For a list of NRCs in all world areas, see

Overseas Research Center Memberships

The North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies currently carries consortial memberships in appropriate American Overseas Research Centers including American Institute of Indian Studies, Pakistan Studies, Bangladesh Studies, Afghan Studies, and Sri Lanka Studies.

Charter of the North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies

The NCCSAS is a dues-paying interinstitutional research center supported by Duke University, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.



(revised charter coming soon)

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