About Us

About Us

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.


SAAS Board 2020-2021


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Deekshita Kacham
Class of 2022
President
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Shaida Nishat
Class of 2022
President
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Naksha Roy
Class of 2022
Advisor
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Malobika F. Syed
Class of 2023
Treasurer
Webmaster
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Meenakshi Singh
Class of 2023
Logistics and Design Chair
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Sujay Kazi
Class of 2021
Logistics and Design Chair
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Ria Sonecha
Class of 2022
Community Outreach Chair
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Meghana Vemulapalli
Class of 2022
Community Outreach Chair
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Neosha Narayanan
Class of 2022
Community Outreach Chair
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Sohini Kar
Class of 2022
Social Chair
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Mihir Trivedi
Class of 2021
Social Chair
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Aniket Dehadrai
Class of 2022
Social Chair
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Sarah Syed
Class of 2024
Logistics and Design Chair
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Raj Mehta
Class of 2024
Community Outreach Chair
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Ritika Jeloka
Class of 2024
Social Chair