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Individuals or national associations can become members of the IASS. If you are a member of a national association that is already affiliated to the IASS then you are automatically a member of the IASS as well. For example, if you are a member of the French National Association or the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan then you are a member of the IASS as well.

National Associations affiliated to the IASS:

American Oriental Society
French Association. Association Française pour les Etudes Indiennes
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan
South Asian Studies section of the DMG (Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft, German Oriental Society)

Advantages of IASS membership:

  • Members of the IASS usually pay reduced fees at the World Sanskrit Conference which takes place almost every three years. For example, in 2012 in Delhi IASS members paid 2000 and non-members 5000 Rupees. Fees for each WSC are decided by the local committee hosting the WSC – 2015 Bangkok, 2018 Vancouver. (Participation in a WSC is independent of being member of the IASS.)

  • Members have a say in the running of the association and can vote at General Assembly meetings.

  • Access can be made available to teaching and learning material for Sanskrit at all levels.

  • Members can request recommendations for Sanskrit learning in and outside India through its international contacts.

  • Members can have exposure to Sanskrit teaching and research methods with experts who are on the staff of institutions of learning around the world. The IASS can facilitate contact for this.

  • The following booksellers will give IASS members a discount on books:

Membership Fees

Annual Membership Fee:

Individual Members: 31 Euros (+ 5 Euros Bank charges).
National Associations: 93 Euros (+ 10 Euros Bank charges).
Institutions: 100 Euros (+ 15 Euros Bank charges).
Students: * 16 Euros (+ 3 Euros Bank charges).

Three-year Membership Fee:

Individual Members: 93 Euros (+ 10 Euros Bank charges).
National Associations: 279 Euros (+ 20 Euros Bank charges).
Institutions: 300 Euros (+ 20 Euros Bank charges).
Students: * 48 Euros (+ 6 Euros Bank charges).
*Students are required to send a PDF copy of their current student cards to the Treasurer ( and to the General Secretary (
Online Member Registration
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Payments have to be made in Euros and that the exchange rates for other currencies are payable by the sender. We recommend direct international bank transfers through your bank to the account of the IASS. We do not accept payment by cheques because of exorbitant bank charges.

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