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A student, at the University level is aware of the importance of physical activities and organised Sports and Games programmes which should be combined with his/ her academic pursuits. JNU provides the basic facilities for such activities in terms of the sport fields/courts and also playing equipment, both for practice and competitions.

The University's Sports Office is located in the Sports Stadium, and is being looked after by one full-time Deputy Director and one Asst. Director of Physical Education. Presently the following games are organised under the framework of a club, with an elected Convener. Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Cricket, Chess, Volleyball, Mountaineering & Trekking, Wt -Lifting, Power-Lifting & Body Building, Taekwondo, Football, Tennis, Table-Tennis & Yoga.

The election of the Convener is normally done in September each year. Annual competitions in all games are conducted by the Club with the help of the Sports Office. An incentive scheme to promote excellence in sports exists in the University whereby students achieving excellence at the Inter-University, State or National competitions are given cash awards & University Blazer/Track Suit, to acknowledge the skill of outstanding sports persons as also to place on record the appreciation of the University for the contribution made by such students.

The University offers SPORTS FELLOWSHIP to students who play at State and National Level as also for securing top three positions. The fellowship is given for one full academic year and has been received by a number of students in the past.

Each Hostel has separate facilities for recreation which includes outdoor courts for Badminton and Volleyball as also facilities for indoor games like Table - Tennis, Chess, Carrom, etc. Each hostel gets an annual grant towards recreation and is spent by the Hostel Committee in consultation with Warden (Recreation).

The Sports Office also runs a Yoga Centre under a UGC Scheme where Yoga Classes are held both in the morning and evening . In addition workshops, special lectures, demonstrations and short courses are also conducted throughout the year.

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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.