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This year, with the generous support of the Prasad family, the South Asia Institute has funded four Harvard College undergraduate students from various disciplines to study and complete internships in India this summer on issues ranging from the role of media in Indian democracy to environmental governance.

Prasad meets with students in September 2013

This is the third year that the Prasad Fellowship has supported Harvard College students. The opportunity has helped students from many disciplines learn from some of the most innovative and impactful initiatives in India and enrich their academic experience. Each award recipient will have the opportunity meet Mukesh Prasad in the fall, and he will serve as a mentor for the students as they continue their studies.

Mukesh Prasad graduated in 1993 from Harvard College.  He is an Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at Weill Cornell Medical College and is an Associate Attending Otolaryngologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

2014 Prasad Fellowship Recipients:

Zeenia Framroze, Government, 2015
Research: How should the Indian media function to preserve Indian democracy?

Brenna McDuffie, South Asian Studies, 2015
Research: Hindi language study at American Institute of Indian Studies in Jaipur, India.

Ekta Patel, Environmental Science and Public Policy, 2015
Research: Urban-Population Vulnerabilities, Environmental Change, and Environmental Governance in Surat, India.

Sara Melissa Theiss, Psychology, 2015
Will intern at VidyaGyan, a leadership academy for the most promising underprivileged students of rural Uttar Pradesh.

2013 Prasad Fellowships