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  • CSLG 2nd Roundtable Discussion Administrative Tribunals in India, Can they deliver justice? August 23, 2016
  • CSLG 1st Roundtable Discussion Aadhaar - Will the Magic Number Deliver? April 26th, 2016.
  • Conference on Contract Labour in India: Issues in Law and Public Policy, JNU and ICSSR, 21 April 2014.
  • Book Release and Panel Discussion, Pratiksha Baxi’s Public Secrets  of Law: Rape Trials in India (OUP: 2014), 7 March 2014 (co-organised with the Centre for Women’s Studies, JNU and Oxford University Press).
  • Panel Discussion on Niraja Gopal Jayal’s book entitled Citizenship and its Discontents: An Indian History, 23 January 2014.
  • NAPSIPAG’s Tenth International Conference hosted by the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 7 to 9 December 2013 
  • Art exhibition, Under the Tree of Knowledge: The Founding Fathers Viewing the Global World By Werner Gephart at the School of the Arts and Aesthetics Gallery, 20-26 February 2013.
  • International Conference on Law by Other Means (in collaboration with Käte Hamburger Kolleg "Recht als Kultur", University of Bonn),  21-22 February 2013.



  • Third International Law and Social Sciences Research Network Conference 2012 (in collaboration with Law and Society Trust, Colombo and Department of Law, University of Peradeniya) − 14 to 16 December 2012.
  • NAPSIPAG Annual Conference 2012 (in collaboration with Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration) at Colombo Sri Lanka − 12-14 December, 2012.
  • Law and Social Sciences Research Network Inaugural Conference – 8-11 January 2009.



  • Conference on Strengthening Governance in Asia-Pacific: Public Sector Administrative Reforms and Capacity Building to Improve Transparency and Accountability (co-hosted with NAPSIPAG and Asian Development Bank Institute) – 05-07 December 2008.
  • National Seminar on Mapping Indicators of Governance in India at the Heritage Village, Manesar, Gurgaon – 21-22 December 2007.
  • International Conference on Democracy and Pluralism in South Asia at the India International Centre, New Delhi – 1- 2 May 2007.
  • Workshop on Police Reforms (in collaboration with Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Campaign for Dalits in Human Rights, NHRC, PUCL, Aman Biradari and independent legal activist Usha Ramanathan) – 19 February 2007.
  • International Conference on Poverty, Inequality and Judicial Access to the Poor in South Asia (in collaboration with the World Bank and Ford Foundation) – 7-9 November 2006.
  • Roundtable on Law and Governance (in collaboration with Lancaster University) – 02 August 2006.
  • International Conference on Globalisation: Social and Political Dimensions (in collaboration with Maison des Sciences de l’homme, Paris and Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales, Noisy-le-Grand ) – 17-18 November 2005.
  • Workshop on Urban Policies and Actors in Governance (in collaboration with Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi) – 14 September 2005.
  • Conference on Guaranteeing Employment: Lessons from the Maharashtra Experience (in collaboration with IDS, University of Sussex) – 04-05 April 2005.
  • International Conference on Law, Economics and Development – 31 March 31-01 April 2005.
  • Conference on Democracy and Development in Comparative Asian Perspective – 23-24 March 2005.
  • Workshop on Institutionalising of Innovations in Government – 17-18 January 2005.
  • Workshop on Institutions and Governance: Legislatures in India – 30 November 2004.
  • International Conference on Regulations – 13-14 November 2003.
  • International Conference on Administrative Reforms: Good Practices, their Context and Sustainability – 24-25 April 2003.
  • Workshop on Local Governance (in collaboration with UNDP) – 11-12 April 2002.
  • Inaugural Seminar on Governance, Globalisation and Democracy – 27-29 September 2001.


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.