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Directors / निदेशक

Directors / निदेशक

22. Prof. Ram Nath Jha 
03.05.2022- Present
22. Prof. Brajesh Kumar Pandey 
03.05.2020 - 02.05.2022
21. Prof. Madhav Govind 
04.05.2018 - 02.05.2020
20. Prof. Satish Chandra Garkoti 
20.03.2018 - 03.05.2018

19. Prof. Atul Kumar Johri 
01.05.2016 - 19.03.2018
18. Prof. R. Madhubala 
01.05.2014 - 30.04.2016
17. Prof. R. N. Menon 
17.12.2012 - 30.04.2014
16. Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar 
24.10.2011 - 30.11.2012

15. Prof. Velerian Rodrigues 
18.08.2011 - 21.10.2011
14. Prof. Rupamanjari Ghosh 
18.08.2009 - 17.08.2011
13. Prof. Kunal Chakrabarti 
18.08.2007 - 17.08.2009
12. Prof. Kunal Chakrabarti 
18.08-2005 - 17.08.2007

11. Prof. P.M Kulkarni 
30.04.2004 - 17.08.2005
10. Prof. Aditya Mukherjee 
30.04.2002 - 29.04.2004
9. Prof. Aditya Mukherjee 
15.03.2000 - 29.04.2002
8. Prof. Kunal Chakrabarti 
15.03.1999 - 14.03.2000

7. Prof. Aditya Mukherjee 
30.04.1997 - 14.03.1999
6. Prof. Dipankar Gupta 
01.08.1996 - 29.04.1997
5. Prof. K.L Sharma 
01.02.1993 - 31.07.1996
4. Prof. Kuldeep Mathur 
22.07.1991 - 31.01.1993

3. Prof. P.A.N Murthy 
08.01.1991 - 21.07.1991
2. Prof. Kuldeep Mathur 
09.10.1989 - 07.01.1991
1. Prof. A. Kundu 
20.01.1989 - 08.10.1989

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.