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MA Academic Year 13-14

MA Academic Year 13-14

Master of Arts (MA) Programme

Academic Year 2013-14
Details of Core Courses (all courses are of 4 credits)

MA Semester I

Course no.

Course Name


EC 401


Prabhat Patnaik/Rohit

EC 403

Trade, Finance and Development

Jayati Ghosh/Surajit Das

EC 406

Indian Economic Problems

Praveen Jha

EC 407

Mathematical Methods in Economics

Rajendra Prasad Kundu


MA Semester II

EC 402

Microeconomic Theory

Sujoy Chakravarty

EC 404

Introduction to Statistical & Econometric Methods

Sugato Dasgupta

EC 405

Political Economy of Development

Pradipta Chaudhury

EC 408

Problems of Accumulation

Subrata Guha


Optional Courses on offer in 2013-2014 (all courses are of 4 credits)

MA Semester III

Course no.

Course Name


EP 406

Classical Theories of Value and Distribution

Praveen Jha

EP 407

General Equilibrium Analysis

Manimay Sengupta

EP 514

Structure and Growth of Indian Industries

C P Chandrashekhar

EP 519

Econometric Methods I

Sugato Dasgupta

EP 524

Public Finance

Arun Kumar

EP 529

Social Choice I

Satish Jain

EC 541

Issues in the Contemporary International Economy

Jayati Ghosh

EC 542

Experimental Methods in Economics

Sujoy Chakravarty


MA Semester IV

EP 501

Evolution of the Indian Economy


EP 509

Production Conditions in Indian Agriculture

Utsa Patnaik

EP 521

Banking and Monetary Institutions


EP 536

Law and Economics

Rajendra Prasad Kundu

EC 538

Financial Structures and Economic Development

C. P. Chandrashekhar

EC 545

Globalization and Development

Deepak Nayyar



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.