The Association of ASIA Scholars (AAS) is an initiative of the Alumni of the Asian Scholarship Foundation fellowship awardees from South Asia committed to the building and sustaining of an Asian interdisciplinary Network amongst Asian scholars engaged in Asian Studies. The Association was officially registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860 on November 10, 2005 in New Delhi, India, with Registration No.S-5417.AAS received the permanent FCRA registration number 231660945 dated November 10, 2008.
During the Ninth Annual Fellows Conference, AAS is now the officially recognized Alumni association of the ASF, with three regional Committees (for China, South Asia and Southeast Asia) having being constituted by the representative body of the Alumni.
The AAS has conducted several projects, conferences and lecture series, details of which can be seen at www.asiascholars.org
AAS has envisioned establishing, through its network of Asia fellows, Chairs and Study Groups (within Universities and Institutions) on Asian Studies and forums for the dedicated study of Asian countries, societies, language and literature, which embody the true Asian spirit and ethos.