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Concurrent Faculty

Concurrent Faculty

S. No.

Faculty Name


Main Affiliation & Position

Area of Research Interest /Specialization

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Rana Pratap Singh


School of Life Sciences

Carcinogenesis, Cancer Chemoprevention and Therapeutics


Pawan K. Dhar


School of Biotechnology

Synthetic Biology


Rakesh K Tyagi


Special Centre for Molecular Medicine

Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, Nuclear Receptors in Health and Disease


Rupesh Chaturvedi


School of Biotechnology

Host Pathogen interaction/ Infection Biology


Suneel Kateriya


School of Biotechnology

Optogenetics, Channelopathies & Ciliopathies


Unnat P. Pandit


Intellectual Property Management Cell

Medicinal Chemistry, Intellectual Property


Umesh C.S. Yadav


Special Centre for Molecular Medicine

Metabolic disorder-induced chronic inflammatory diseases -Diabetes, CVDs, Cancer & Lung diseases


Binay R. Panda


School of Biotechnology

Cancer Genomics, Computational Biology and Biological Big Data Analysis


Ruchir Gupta


School of Engineering

Networks, Game Theory


Ranjana Arya

Assistant Professor

School of Biotechnology

Cell Biology of Rare genetic disorders


Gajendra P. Singh

Assistant Professor

School of Computational and Integrative Sciences

Graph Theory, Operational Research


Hemant Ritturaj Kushwaha

Assistant Professor

School of Biotechnology

Computational and Systems Biology, Evolutionary Biology


Pallavi Somvanshi

Associate Professor

School of Computational & Integrative Sciences

Bioinformatics; Integrative Sciences


Ravi Tandon

Assistant Professor (UGC)

School of Biotechnology

Viral immunology, Retrovirology, Infectious Disease Biology


Prerana Mukherjee

Assistant Professor

School of Engineering

Image Processing, Machine Learning


Anamika Gulati

Assistant Professor

Centre for Studies in Science Policy

Waste Management, Clinical Trials

17. Sushil K Jha Associate Professor School of Life Sciences Neuroscience


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.