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About SC&SS

About SC&SS

The School of Computer and Systems Sciences laid the foundation in the late 1970's to initiate the academic programs in the realm of computer science. It was amongst the earliest centers in India for higher education and research in the field. To meet the demands of growing curiosity and to fulfill the need of competent software professionals at home and abroad, our School has been acting as a beacon under its resolute load-star ever since its inception.

Students from the School have always relished the challenging work whatever its nature may be, through good moral fiber. Moral fiber of the students is molded by eminent professors of our university, through intra-facilities and through seminars conducted regularly to update the day to day development of the kaleidoscopic nature of information technology. The experienced faculties here always provide the channel to get charge out of challenging work and also provide the chapter and verse of the protean character of the technology through special intermittent lectures and by dove-tailing with students. This interactive and cooperative aura and the method of education are flower of techniques which have given an umpteen number of talented chartered software professionals, who bring the laurel to our institution.

With so many institutions providing the same education in computer science, SC&SS advances over others in alumni's thrall, who pay regular visit through seminars to inculcate and nurture the students in order to the school having to look its laurels from the very outset of program in computer science and to have gumption of the latest technology. SC&SS has reigned supreme, constantly giving that je ne sais quoi which distinguishes its professionals from other institutions.

Course curriculum of SC&SS is framed keeping the whole basic instinct of Computer Science, which fuels and gears up the student's talent in entire field, even in Research and Development area. As history says itself, the alumni working in domestic and multinational companies have got felicitations and reward for their outstanding performance and have outwitted and pre-empted professionals from other institutions on several occasions. The course structure is updated regularly to fit with the present demand of the technology.

The SC&SS, from the day of its existence, designs and offers courses for the benefit of its large family to promote interdisciplinary studies in the university also.

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.