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International collaboration

International collaboration

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) actively collaborates with several foreign Universities and Institutions and has established academic linkages with universities and institutions in 48 countries. Possibilities are being explored for academic collaborations with foreign universities of repute in other countries also.
There are two types of academic agreements:
1. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is signed with foreign universities if the academic collaboration involves more than one School of Study of the University; and
2. Agreement of Cooperation (AoC) is signed at the School level, specific to the field of study in a particular school of study.
Current Programs
1. Resources for Internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions in India (RISHII) Tuning Academy (DITA) Erasmus+ Project
Jawaharlal Nehru University is one of the 19 European and Indian partner institutions participating in the RISHII project started on 15 January, 2020. This is a European Union funded project (2020-2024) being coordinated by University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain. Prof. Sharad K Soni, is Contact Person and Coordinator along with other Internationalization Team members representing JNU in the RISHII Project.
Strategic internationalization plan
Strategic Line 1, (SL1)
Strategic Line 2, (SL2)
Strategic Line 3, (SL3)
Strategic Line 4, (SL4)
Online Resources
RISHII website link of University of Deusto is  (
2. Tuning India (T- India) Erasmus Project
The Tuning India Project was sanctioned by the European Union to the University of Deusto (UD), Spain. Project has twenty (20) different academic higher education institutions/Universities, out of which fifteen (15) are from India and five (5) from the Europe. This is a European Union funded project (2018-2021) being coordinated by University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain. Prof. Arun S Kharat is Contact Person and Project Manager along with other Internationalization Team members representing JNU in the Tuning India (T-India) Project.
Professor P.R. Kumaraswamy
International Collaboration Office
102, Convention Centre
Jawaharlal Nehru University 
New Delhi 110067
Phone: +91-11-26738845 (Direct)




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.