MIT's South Asian Association of Students (SAAS) club is one of the largest groups on campus, representing Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans, Nepalis, and other South Asians at MIT. SAAS is open to all students interested in getting a taste of South Asian culture. Our organization was founded with the purpose of celebrating the diversity of South Asian culture by providing students in America with the opportunity to learn about South Asian heritage. SAAS is committed to not only providing a means for South Asian Americans to delve into their own background, but to also allowing students of any ethnicity to explore South Asian traditions. Our activities include a Garba/Raas (a traditional folk dance get-together), an annual Bhangra competition, social parties, study breaks, discussions, barbeques and sports events, and an annual culture show. The members of SAAS share a common interest in presenting South Asian culture to the MIT community. The SAAS Constitution can be found here.
Presidents: Anjali Misra '18 and Anuj Khandelwal '17
Class of 2017: Kiran Wattamwar, Nikhil Punwaney, Sonia Scaria, Uma Girkar
Class of 2018: Apurva Shrivastava, Deepti Ajjampore, Roma Pradhan, Sanjana Srivastava
Class of 2019: Niyati Desai, Shalni Kumar, Srilaya Bhavaraju