Bhutan aspires to become an effective NGO which will endeavor towards building a Non-Profit Organization for the benefit of the people of South Asia in general and the youth at large particular...Readmore

Chapter’s Introduction BHUTAN

Bhutan is the first country in which the SAF has initiated such teacher-training projects, established within the framework of a government information and communications technology programme...Readmore


UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre of Development Studies and Regional Cooperation (UMCDSRC) Since the 26 October 2010, Mme Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General announced that the 12 SAF Institutions...Readmore


Madanjeet Singh was born on 16th April 1924 in Lahore, present-day Pakistan. A well-known painter and a distinguished photographer, he is an internationally known author of several books on...Readmore

About SAF

The South Asia Foundation (SAF) is a secular, non-profit and non-political organization, which was established in September 2000. Its objective is to uphold its core values of regional cooperation

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SAF Founder

Born in Lahore: 16th April 1924. Academic Qualifications: Government College, Lahore: B.Sc. (Honours School in Chemistry), M.Sc. (Technical Chemistry) — Italian Institute for Middle and Far East,

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News & Announcements


South Asia Foundation Bhutan – have received scholarship offer from UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institute of South Asia Regionfor the next batch of 2 year MA in South Asian Studies

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The last date for submission of documents for Diploma in Journalism is on 7th April 2017. Click Here to Download Scholarship Form    

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Inauguration of UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre for South Asia Forestry Studies (UMCSAFS) – Bumthang, Bhutan

On 16th April, 2015 the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre for South Asia Forestry Studies (UMCSAFS) was

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SAF General Council Meeting of Board Members and Chairpersons – 2017

SAF General Council Meeting of Board Members and Chairpersons was held on 17th and 18th January 2017 at Colombo, Sri Lanka. On 18th January the team

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Master of Science Degree/ Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resources Engineering and Management (2017/2018)

The programme will be conducted in collaboration with South Asia Foundation (SAF) at the UNESCO

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Scholarship at the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institutes of Excellence

South Asia Foundation –Bhutan is pleased to announce the availability of Scholarship at the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Institutes of Excellence.

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UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Centre for South Asia Water Management (UMCSAWM)

The UNESCO – Madanjeet Centre for South Asia Water Management (UMCSAWM) at University of Moratuwa,

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Student Testimonial

Obtaining a Post Graduation Diploma from one of the best journalism College in South Asia has been worthwhile. Currently working for a South Asian Television Station in Noida (Zee Media Corporation Channel).

Ms. SaraswatiPGD in Journalism

The two years of studies from July 2014 to June 2016 had been fun and very educative with friends from India and other SAF countries.

Mr. Deepak AcharyaM.Tech Green Energy Technology

I graduated in 2002 and worked for the past decades in various organizations from ABD projects to Corporations and Private Organization and gained good knowledge and experiences in my professional field.

Sonam TobgayCivil Engineer

The course was challenging and hectic with weekly in-campus publication besides daily practical and theoretical assignments that keeps engaged all the time, which I took as a burden then.

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