UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute for South Asia Regional Cooperation (UMISARC)

Since the 26 October 2010, Mme Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General announced that the 12 SAF Institutions of Excellence will be able to use UNESCO logo and named UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institutions of Excellence.


Prof A. Subramanyam Raju, Director, UMISARC (UMISARC@safmail.org) 

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Pondicherry University and the South Asia Foundation ("SAF"), for the establishment of Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asia Regional Cooperation (MISARC) at Pondicherry University
03rd June 2009

The MoU between SAF-India and Pondicherry University provides for students from each SAF chapter to avail a scholarship under the SAF-Madanjeet Singh Group Scholarship Scheme, to study a two year M A Programme in South Asian Studies at the Pondicherry University.

SAF  Announces fully paid Scholarship to MA Program at UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute for South Asian Regional Cooperation (UMISARC) at Pondicherry University.

At least 2 students from each of the SARRC countries will be awarded scholarships on gender equality. The Scholarship carries monthly stipend of INR 10,000/- during their course period.

SAF Chapters are requested to end their nominations at the earliest, considering the possible delays in getting the Visa for candidates from other SAARC countries,  but not later than 17th June, 2016. (How to get it, click here )

Last Date for the Chapter Nomination          : 15 May 2016

 Selection of candidates                                      : 20 May 2016

 Dispatch of Admission Letters                         : 25 May 2016

 Last Date for Admissions                                    : 17 June 2016

Academic Session Commence from : July 2016

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News UMISARC Auditorium, Pondicherry - 16th April 2018

Third Memorial Lecture on UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh was organized by UMISARC

News UMISARC, Pondicherry University, India - 9th March 2018

The lectures delivered by Prof. D. Suba Chandran, Dean National Institute of Advance Studies (NIAS), Bangalore, at UMISARC

News UMISARC,Chennai, Pondicherry University, India - 2nd March 2018

A Special lecture by Maj.Gen.ANM Muniruzzaman at UMISARC on 1 March 2018