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Former Deans

Former Deans

FACULTY WHO SERVED AS DEAN

S.No.

Name of the Dean/Faculty

TENURE

From

To

Prof. (Late) Sivatosh Mukherji

05.07.1972

04.06.1975

Prof. (Late) P.N. Srivastava

01.01.1975 

31.12.1977

Prof. (Late) Sivatosh Mukherji

17.09.1977 

21.01.1980

Prof. P.C. Kesavan

22.01.1980 

24.01.1983

Prof. Asis Datta

04.01.1983 

31.01.1985

Prof. (Late) G.S. Singhal

04.01.1985 

31.01.1987

Prof. (Late) P.K. Mohanty

04.01.1987 

03.01.1989

Prof. M. Habibulla

04.01.1989 

03.01.1991

Prof. P.C. Kesavan     

04.01.1991 

03.01.1993

Prof. (Late) Sipra Guha Mukherjee

04.01.1993 

03.01.1995

Prof. (Late) N.Z. Baquer

04.01.1995 

03.01.1997

Prof. Rajendra Prasad

04.01.1997 

03.01.1999

Prof. K.C. Upadhyaya

04.01.1999 

03.01.2001

Prof. R.K. Saxena

04.01.2001 

31.07.2002

Prof. Alok Bhattacharya

01.08.2002 

31.07.2004

Prof. R.N.K. Bamezai

01.08.2004 

31.07.2006

Prof. P.K. Yadava

01.08.2006 

31.07.2008

Prof. R.K. Kale          

01.08.2008 

02.03.2009

Prof. R. Madhubala

03.03.2009 

02.03.2011

Prof. N.B. Sarin

03.03.2011 

02.03.2013

Prof. B.N. Mallick

03.03.2013 

02.03.2015

Prof. B.C. Tripathy

03.03.2015 

31.01.2017

Prof. S.K. Goswami

01.02.2017 

31.01.2019

Prof. K. Natarajan

01.02.2019 

 

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.