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ZHCES organises a seminar by Dr Catherine Montgomery

ZHCES organises a seminar by Dr Catherine Montgomery

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ZHCES organises a seminar by Dr Catherine Montgomery
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Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies
School of Social Sciences


ZHCES Seminar Series


Surfacing the impact of doctoral research: A study in the context of the UK


Abstract: Knowledge generated by doctoral theses is rarely surfaced as a coherent body of knowledge from which scientific, social or community organizations can learn. The presentation explores doctoral research as part of the colonial encounter, particularly as it has been intertwined with India, and presents this underexplored research as marginalized or ‘Southern knowledge’ embedded in global divisions and long-standing patterns of inequalities in power, wealth, and cultural influence. Using the British Library’s digital repository EThOS, the research analyses the theoretical, methodological and practical impact of international doctoral research for social and community organizations.


Dr Catherine Montgomery
Professor, Durham University, UK


Bio: Catherine’s research focuses on internationalisation of higher education and she has a particular interest in transnational higher education in China and East Asia. She is currently researching the development, history and impact of the doctorate and is exploring ways in which the research from doctoral digital repositories can be surfaced. Catherine holds a visiting professorship at the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy; she is currently visiting Fellow at Oxford University Department of Education; she is an affiliated international expert for Monash University’s China Research Network; she is an invited Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA 2018) and Catherine was awarded a UK National Teaching Fellowship in 2010.


DATE: 28 February, 2024 (Wednesday)
TIME: 03.00 pm
Venue: # 207, SSS-II


(All are Welcome)

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.