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CCUS&LAS Courses

CCUS&LAS Courses

List of PhD Courses

Sl. No. Course Code Course Title Semester Credits Name of Faculty
1. AW655N Research Methodology Winter 4 Dr. Anshu Joshi
Canadian Studies
2. AW650N Multiculturalism, Indigenism and Diasporic Aspects of Canadian Society Winter 2 Dr. Priti Singh
3. AW651N Political Economy of Canada Winter 2 Dr. Sneha Bhagat
4. AW648 Foreign Policy of Canada Monsoon 3 Dr. Sneha Bhagat
5. AW649 Government and Politics in Canada Monsoon 3 Dr. Sneha Bhagat
US Studies
6. AW617N The Executive, Congress and Foreign Policy Winter 2 Dr. Vineet Prakash
7. AW653N Society and Culture in the United States Monsoon 2 Dr. Saumyajit Ray
8. AW654N The Dynamics of American Society Winter 2 Dr. Saumyajit Ray
9. AW656N The United States and the Indo-Pacific Region Winter 2 Prof. Arvind Kumar
10. AW660 United States' National Security Strategy and Policy Monsoon 2 Prof. Arvind Kumar
11. AW602N Themes in Contemporary American History Monsoon 2  
Latin American Studies
12. AW604N Government & Politics in Latin America Monsoon 2 Dr. Aprajita Kashyap
13. AW606N A Survey of Latin American History Monsoon 2 Dr. Priti Singh
14. AW646N The Process of Political and Economic Restructuring in Latin America Winter 2 Dr. Aprajita Kashyap
15. AW659 Brazil in Global Affairs Monsoon 2 Dr. Anshu Joshi
16. AW658 Contemporary Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean Winter 2 Dr. Priti Singh and Dr. Aprajita Kashyap



List of MA Courses

Sl No. Course Code Course Title Semester Credits Name of Faculty
Canadian Studies
1. IS 585N Canada in World Affairs Winter 4 Dr. Sneha Bhagat
US Studies
1. IS 572N Foreign Policy of the United States Since the Second World War Winter 4 Prof. Arvind Kumar
2. IA 513 International Relations during the Cold War Winter 4 Dr. Saumyajit Ray
3. IS 513N Government and Politics of the U.S.A. Monsoon 4 Dr. Saumyajit Ray
4. IS 598N Introduction to American Society Monsoon 4 Dr. Saumyajit Ray
5. IS 474N Religion, State, and Politics in the Modern World Winter 4 Dr. Saumyajit Ray
Latin American Studies
1. IA 507 Political Economy of Latin America Monsoon (Third) 4 Dr. Aprajita Kashyap
2. IS 574N Foreign Policies of Major Latin American Countries Winter (Fourth) 4 Dr. Priti Singh


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.