American Institute for Indian Studies (AIIS), 4 offices, 2 research centers, and 7 language centers in India

The American Institute of Indian Studies is a consortium of about sixty-five major American universities and colleges. The Institute was established in 1962 with prior approval of the Government of India to promote Indian Studies, civilization, and culture in the United States by:offering a fellowship program for research by faculty and postgraduate/ graduate students in the fields from anthropology to zoology;

  1. teach Indian languages to American students by offering language training courses in places where these languages are spoken so that the students are exposed to the Indian speakers;

  2. establishing research and archival facilities in art, art history, archaeology, and ethnomusicology through its centers, the Center for Art & Archaeology and Archives and the Research Center for Ethnomusicology;

  3. publishing results of the research work in India by its research scholars;

  4. organizing seminars, workshops and conferences in all fields of Indian Studies; and

  5. supporting group projects involving cooperative research by Indian and American scholars.

The Institute's central headquarters at plot no. 22, Sector 32, Institutional Area, Gurgaon, was partially funded by the Government of India through the Ministry of Human Resource Development. In addition to this, the Institute has regional offices in Kolkata, Chennai and Pune for facilitating research activities. It also maintains language teaching centers at Jaipur, Lucknow, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkatta, Vizag, and Madhurai.