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JNU Achievements

JNU Achievements


Dr. B.S. Balaji, SBT, is recipient of Association of Chemistry Teachers- Prof P R Singh Award for Outstanding Contribution to Chemistry Education for 2021


Prof. Dinesh Mohan, SES name included in the 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list by Clarivate Analytics for the Eight consecutive year

Prof. Dinesh Mohan named as "Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher 2021" for the EIGHT consecutive year (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) announced yesterday (16/11/2021). More than 6,600 (out of nearly 8M researchers) researchers from more than 70 countries and regions have been recognized this year, in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences, and cross-field categories were selected based on the number of highly cited papers they produced over an 11-year period from January 2010 to December 2020. The Highly Cited Researchers’ names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index, and the list identifies the research institutions and countries where they are based.


Dr. Papia Sengupta, CPS, SSS has received Solidarity Award 2021 by the International Association for Applied Linguistics (AILA), Netherlands


Prof. Babu Thaliath, CGS, SLL&CS nominated as Senior Fellow in University of Konstanz


Prof. A.P. Dimri, SES has following contributions appeared in Science

 A massive rock and ice avalanche caused the 2021 disaster at Chamoli, Indian Himalaya Glaciohydrology of the Himalaya-Karakoram


Prof. Ummu Salma Bava, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair, CES/ SIS, two policy papers selected and awarded prize money in global call for input into the EU-India Relations by the Delegation of the European Union to India, New Delhi.


Prof. Sadhana Naithani, CGS/SLL&CS, has been elected lifetime Fellow of the American Folklore Society


Prof. Minati Panda, ZHCES awarded/elected as Fellow (Life Time) of the National Academy of Psychology (NAOP)

Professor Minati Panda is awarded/elected as Fellow (Life Time) of the National Academy of Psychology (NAOP), India w.e.f. 2020 for her distinguished contributions to Psychology as a discipline and profession.


Prof. A. P. Dimri, SES is Elected Fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India, Prayagraj


Prof. Dinesh Mohan, SES has been elected fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (FNAAS)


Deoshankar Navin being felicitated with Nayi Dahara Rachna Samman by Pramath Raj Sinha in Patna Sangrahalaya.


A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.