Who We Are

MIT's South Asian American 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.

SAAS Board

Co-Presidents: Anvisha Pai and Rishikesh Tirumala

Finance Committee: Tanya Talkar, Deepak Narayanan, Varun Ganesan

Social External Committee: James Thomas, Durva Bhandare, Siva Nagarajan, Vivaek Shivakumar

Social Internal Committee: Keerti Shukla, Anirudh Prabhu, Anish Punjabi, Tushar Kamath

Marketing Committee: Anuhya Ghorakavi, Carolyn Zhang, Anubhav Jain

Freshman Representatives: Shivangi Goel, Paulomi Bhattacharya, Sonia Scaria, Suyash Fulay