Dear All ..Please find below the zoom link for the AGM on 22nd January 2022. If you are not able to join thru the link ..Please use the ID and Passcode .Please join after 4.50 PM
Meeting ID: 876 1555 9177
Passcode: 511846

Any member not able to join the AGM zoom meeting due to technical problems kindly contact ONLY BY WHATSAPP MESSAGE on the following numbers - Shehernaz -9820836376 - Raamesh - 9322273136 - Arun - 9820668433 .

Kindly note the following pertaining to the 217th AGM (for the period 2020-2021) of the Society.

1. The AGM will be held Online at 5.00 p.m. on Zoom instead of 3.30 p.m. in the Durbar Hall of the Society as stated in the AGM Notice of 18th November 2021. The Zoom link for the meeting is given below. Kindly log in by 4.50 p.m. with your Full Name and Membership Number. If you need any help in naming yourself, you may post the message in the chat.
Join Zoom Meeting by 4.50 p.m.
Meeting ID: 876 1555 9177
Passcode: 511846

2. The elections to the various posts have been postponed. A notice to this effect from the Returning Officer, Dr. G.S. Shahani, was sent by email on 6th January 2022.
3. The Instruction Notice containing the Resolutions, the minutes of 216th AGM held on 30th March 2021 (Agenda Item No.1) and the Audited Accounts of the Society for the year 2020-21 (Part of Item No.5), were sent by email on Saturday, 15th January 2022.
4. I am attaching the Annual Report of the Society for the year 2020-2021 (i.e. Item No. 5 - To receive and adopt the Annual Report, the Audited Statement of Accounts of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai for the year 2020-2021 and to note the Action Taken Report.
5. I am once again attaching the required documents for the information:
i) Agenda Notice of the 217th AGM.
ii) Instructions Notice containing the Resolutions (as per Agenda Item Nos. 6 & 8) to be placed before the General Body.
iii) Item No.1 - The Minutes of the 216th AGM held on 30th March 2021.
iv) Item No. 5 - To receive and adopt the Annual Report, the Audited Statement of Accounts of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai for the year 2020-2021 and to note the Action Taken Report. (i.e. Annual Report of the Society for the year 2020-2021)
- Dr Usha R Vijailakshmi, Officiating Hon. Secretary

Download :
1. 216th AGM Minutes 30-3-2021
2. 217th AGM Notice dt 18-11-2021 - Inland letter Rv
3. Notice dt 6-1-22 reg postponement of Elections
4. Supplementary AGM Notice with Zoom Link
5. Annual Report 2020-2021 

Notice : Postponement of ASM Elections to the various posts  (AGM Notice - Agenda Item Nos. 2, 3 and 4)


The Society has instituted the following Annual Junior Research Scholarships :
1)   Justice K.T. Telang Scholarship in “Indology”.
2)   INDAL Scholarship in “Social Science”.
3)   Asiatic Society’s two Scholarships in “Social Science”.
4)   Asiatic Society’s Scholarship in “Labour Studies
5)   Gulestan Billimoria Scholarship in the subject relating to the study of Mumbai / Maharashtra.
6)   G.S. Pohekar Memorial Scholarship offered to a student pursuing research in any area concerning Japaneducation, culture, politics, economics, Japanese Buddhism, etc.
7)   Dr. (Smt.) Sheela Raj Memorial Scholarship in “History”.
8)   Smt. Vimal N. Shah Memorial Research Scholarship in “Pali /Buddhist Studies”.
9)   Smt. Vimal N. Shah Memorial Research Scholarship in “Media Studies”.
10)  Chief Justice M. C. Chagla Doctoral Scholarship in “Modern Indian History”.
(Only those who are pursuing Doctoral research in Modern Indian History can apply for this Scholarship
11)  Smt. Rajani Dandekar Scholarship in “History of Art : Bombay School”.   

Applications are invited from Research scholars with a minimum of Post Graduate Degree/Diploma, for the award of the above - mentioned Scholarships. Those who are not members of the Society may apply. However, if selected for a Scholarship they will have to become members of the Society. Employed persons may also apply for the same.

After six months all the research awardees are required to submit the status of the research work done by them in that period in soft and hard copies. (Approx. 2000 words).

If the applicant is enrolled as an M.Phil./ Doctoral research student, the research proposal should not be part of his/her M.Phil. /Doctoral research. This does not apply to the Chief Justice M.C. Chagla Doctoral Scholarship.

At the end of the research period, the scholarship holder should submit the dissertation to the Society in soft and hard copies. The dissertation should be between 10,000 words and 25,000 words in length, and include, apart from the text, an abstract and references. Along with the dissertation, the Scholarship holder should submit a paper based on the dissertation, in case it is considered for publication in the Journal of the Asiatic Society. The Asiatic Society reserves the right of publication of the dissertation.

The dissertation will be sent to a subject expert for evaluation. Where the expert has asked for revision of the dissertation, the research scholar has to rework and submit a revised report within a stipulated time. The final installment will be released to all the scholarship holders only after the Committee’s approval.

Interested scholars are requested to apply to the undersigned, on or before 31st January 2022 in the prescribed form available at the office.

The applications will be screened by a Committee constituted for the purpose. Selected candidates will have to appear for an interview which will be held in the Asiatic Society of Mumbai. It is mandatory for candidates to be present in person for the interview.  The decision of the Committee will be final.

-  Dr. Usha R. Vijailakshmi, Officiating Hon. Secretary

Download : 1. Application Form


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