South Asia Foundation Contributes to a Better Cause

News Bangladesh - 25th March 2013

The South Asia Foundation (SAF) is a secular, non-profit and non-political organisation, which was established in September 2000 and founded by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Madanjeet Singh. Its objective is to uphold its core values of regional cooperation and peace through education and cultural interaction between the eight SAARC countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
SAF’s core objective is to promote regional cooperation through a number of UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institutions of Excellence in the eight SAARC countries, offering courses in Preservation of Cultural Heritage (Kabul), UMSAILS (Dhaka), Forestry Studies (Bumthang, Bhutan), Journalism (Chennai), Kashmir Studies (Srinagar), Regional Cooperation (Pondicherry), Green Energy Technology (Pondicherry), Climate Research (Maldives), Development Studies (Kathmandu), Visual Arts (Lahore), South Asian Studies (Lahore), Water Management (Moratuwa, Sri Lanka). SAF Bangladesh Chapter sends students every year to different SAARC countries.

SAF has already advertised for MTech in Green Energy Technology at Pondicherry University, India, MA in South Asian Studies at Pondicherry University, India, Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism at Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, India, Bachelors in Development Studies and Regional Co-operation at National College, Kathmandu University, Nepal.
All the SAF-Madanjeet Singh scholarships cover travel, tuition and living expenses. Bangladeshi students are advised to see the detail of the scholarships in the daily news papers from March to April every year. Students are advised to visit

SAF Annual Governing Council Meeting -2012, France


Source: The Daily Star