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India Council

The India Council is a non-profit organization that is affiliated with the Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University. The main mission of the council is to promote educational and cultural activities related to India.

Mission and Purpose

The MSU India Council was established on August 7, 1989 as an endowment at the University. Its objective is to work with the Asian Studies Center within the International Studies Program at Michigan State University, as well as independently to:

  • Stimulate interest in India and matters related to India among the people in Michigan;
  • Promote educational and cultural activities related to India;
  • Assist organizations at Michigan State University and elsewhere in promoting activities that are aligned with the mission of the India Council;
  • Promote outreach and exchange programs with organizations interested in socio-economic, educational, cultural and artistic aspects of Indian culture;
  • Undertake activities to increase the India Council Endowment Fund and establish such other funds as may be deemed necessary to promote the mission of the India Council.


Membership is open to individuals with interest in India in furthering the mission and purpose of the India Council subject to approval by the Advisory Board.

India Council Membership Application Form (PDF)

Advisory Board

The India Council is administered as an MSU-related council through the University's Asian Studies Center. It is directed by an Advisory Board of Directors headed by a Chairperson. The presidents of the two India student organizations at MSU are ex-officio members of the Advisory Board.


Student organizations and faculty may request funding support from the India council for allowable activities (see the funding policy below).

India Council Funding Policy and Process (PDF)
India Council Funding Application (PDF)

For more information and to submit funding and membership application please contact:

Satish Joshi
Chair, India Council
Professor, Agricultural Food And Resource Economics
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Phone: 517-353-8628
E-mail: satish(at)