The Columbia Global Centers | South Asia is the fourth in a network of Columbia Global Centers the University has launched around the world. The Center, headquartered in Mumbai, India, provides a base for scholarly activities throughout South Asia and advances the University's academic partnerships and programs in the region. The Center's activities are organized around four pillars: Research, Education, Applied Scholarship, and Outreach.
Activities of the Center will include a wide range of disciplines, from education to architecture to sustainable development, and represent partnerships with several schools and institutes at Columbia University, and in the region.
South Asia in Mumbai Project
On August 3rd, 2011 the Model Districts Education Project, Access to Achievement, was launched in the Assam state capital of Guwahati by the Health and Education Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Sarma, along with Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute and CGC | South Asia Director, Dr. Nirupam Bajpai.