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SC&SS School Library

SC&SS School Library

School Library

In addition to the central library of Jawaharlal Nehru University, the school maintains its own library to support research and teaching activities in the school. In the school library, large amount of information is kept systematically and made available for use. The school library houses a collection of over thousand books, which have been acquired over the years with a view to aid high quality and contemporary education in the area of computer science and applications.

The school library also subscribes to a number of journals and magazines covering a wide range of fields in computer science in order to keep the student and faculty up to date with the latest advancements in the field of computer science. The school library also houses collection of handbooks and manuals to assist researchers and professionals with readily available facts and information. While most of these resources are found in printed volumes in our stacks, they are also available on CDs and DVDs. In order to share past academic efforts of the student, the school library maintains a collection of the MCA project reports, M.Tech. dissertations and PhD. thesis of students who have passed out of the school.

The collection in the school library continually grows through the acquisition of new resources to meet the ever evolving course curriculum and the needs of our students and faculties. The school library supports the learning, teaching, research and development endeavors of the university by providing appropriate materials and resources in order to have a fruitful and enjoyable library experience.

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.