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CRS Library

CRS Library


The Central Library, JNU is one of the most modern and well equipped university libraries in the country committed to meet the information needs of the students, researchers and faculty members. It is a nine-storey tower building and has a carpet area of about one lakh sq. ft. It is situated in the midst of the academic complex of the University and is the hub of all the academic activities. All the Reading Halls are air-conditioned. Entire library is connected through LAN & WI-FI. All the Schools, Centres and administrative offices of the University are connected to Library Data Server.

Timings: The Library remains open from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. throughout the year and during the examination days, the working hours are extended up to 12 midnight for 45 days in each semester. However, the Reading Room and Textbook Section remain open up to 12 midnight throughout the year except on Sundays. The General Reading Hall is being kept open round the clock throughout the year. It is closed on three National Holidays and Holi festival.
The Library is using Virtua, Integrated Library Management Software (VTLS) for housekeeping jobs in different sections viz. Processing Section, Periodicals Section, Documentation Section, Readers' Services Section, Humanities Division, Science Division and in Issue/Return.

Collection: The Library has a total collection of 5.68 lakhs, which includes books, serials, non-book materials etc.The
collection is housed subject-wise on different floors under three major streams i.e. Social Sciences, Humanities and Sciences. It also subscribes to 900 +journal titles.

Cyber Library
Helen Keller Unit
Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)
Other Branch Libraries:

  • Archives on Contemporary History of India.
  • Centre for Historical Studies Library.
  • Centre for Political Studies Library.
  • Centre for Law and Governance Library.
  • School of Computer and System Sciences Library.
  • Academic Staff College Library.
  • SIS Reading Hall
  • Besides, many Centres/Schools have their own libraries under the DSA Programme.

Centre of Russian Studies has its own library (Room no. 220) equipped with more than 2000 books on Russian Language, Literature, Translation, Culture, etc.

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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.