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Summer Research Workshop - 2024

Advances in Life Sciences: From Genomes to Metabolism

3rd June to 28th June, 2024
Aim: The workshop is designed to expose young and curious minds to scientific realms and biological processes encouraging innovation and scientific discoveries through exploration of new ideas.


Who should attend: The workshop is open to trainees pursuing final year of under-graduation, or final year of post-graduation in any stream of Life Sciences.


Number of participants: 30


Registration Fees: There is no registration fee for this workshop.

Application Procedure:  Application form duly endorsed by Head of the Department, including a brief CV and a 500-word write-up detailing your motivation for attending the workshop must be uploaded in the google form link provided below.


Google Form Link:


Workshop Sessions: This workshop will cover expert lectures along with hands-on experience in a variety of laboratory techniques in the field of Life Sciences. Each trainee will have a mentor from the School of Life Sciences for all hands-on practical sessions.

Last Date of Application: 25th April 2024 (Selected applicants will be intimated by email on or before 30th April 2024)


Important points:
  • - Selection will be done on the basis of merit. Students from National colleges/universities/institutions of all regions of the country are encouraged to apply. Due preference will be given during selection process to maintain national/regional representation to include remote areas.
  • - Selected students must attend the programme for the entire duration.
  • - No campus accommodation is available; however, outstation candidates may be considered for accommodation at MMTTC Hostel, JNU, subject to the availability, and on the payment basis.


Coordinators: Dr. Bhupendra Chaudhary, Dr. Abhisheka Bansal
Email : Phone : 9971550785, 8826256825
List of Selected Candidates for SRW-2024

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.