School of Mauritian and Area Studies

School of Mauritian and Area Studies

The School of Mauritian African and Asian Studies was established in 1976 with a vision of enlarging the role of the Institute so as to provide an academic meeting-ground of cultures, a laboratory to investigate the heritage and society of Mauritius as well as its interactions with the neighboring continents

In 2009, it was renamed School of Mauritian and Area Studies (SMAS).

Our Vision

The vision of SMAS is to provide quality education and research, promote a sense of national identity through inter-cultural understanding and establishing itself as an academic centre of international repute in its identified fields of interest.