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 2017-2018


Pramoda Karnati (Class of 2020)

Board Members:

Shalni Kumar, Niyati Desai, Rikhav Shah, Srimayi Tenali, Vaibhavi Shah, Ramya Durvasula, Shreyan Jain


We love supporting other student groups on campus. Click on the links below to check out these other related groups at MIT!

MIT Sangam
MIT Bhangra
MIT Mirchi
MIT Natya
MIT Chamak
MIT Hindu Student Council
MIT Muslim Students Association
MIT Bangladesh Students Association