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Visiting Faculty

Visiting Faculty

List of Visiting Professor/Fellow/Scholar in Centre for Philosophy



Dr. Roopen Majithia as Visiting Fellow from (1 January 2020 to 31 January 2020)



Prof. S. Lourdunathan as Visiting Professor from (15 July 2019 to 11 December 2019)

Dr. Abhishek Kumar as Guest Faculty from (2 August 2018 to Monsoon 2019)

Dr. J. Sreenivasa Murthy as Visiting Fellow from (March 2019 to April 2019)

Prof. V.. Sebastian as Visiting Professor from (Monsoon 2017 to Winter 2019)



Prof. Sonia Sikka as Visiting Professor from (March 2018 and March 2019)



Dr. Nishad Patnaik as Visiting Fellow from (1 August 2016 to 12 May 2017)

Prof. Aakash Singh Rathore as Visiting Professor from (24 July 2017 to 17 November 2017)

Prof. Kim Diaz as Visiting Fellow from (1 March 2017 to 13 May 2017)



Prof. S. Panneerselvam

Prof. Aakash Singh Rathore

Dr. Nishad Patnaik



Prof. Bhuvan Chandel

Prof. Priyedarshi Jetli



Dr. Ranjan Mukhopadhyay, Department of Philosophy, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal. As Visiting Fellow.

Dr. Daniel Raveh, Department of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, Israel. As Visiting Fellow.

Prof. Biswambhar Pahi, Formerly with the Department of Philosophy, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. As Visiting Professor.

Prof. Ghulam Mustafa Khawaja, Formerly with the Institute of Kashmir Studies, University of Kashmir, Srinagar. As Visiting Professor.

Prof. Jonardon Ganeri, Department of Philosophy, University of Sussex, United Kingdom. As Visiting Professor.



Dr. Mariano Iturbe, University of Navarra, Spain. As Visiting Fellow.

Prof. Akeel Bilgrami, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University, New York. As Visiting Professor.



Prof. Maija Kule, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Riga, Latvia. As Visiting Professor.

Dr. Kranti Saran, New Delhi. As Visiting Fellow.

Prof. Shefali Moitra, Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. As Visiting Professor.

Prof. Mrinal Miri, Former Vice-Chancellor, NEHU, Sillong. As Visiting Professor.



Dr. Mariano Iturbe, University of Navarra, Spain. As Visiting Fellow.

Dr. Daniel Raveh, Department of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, Israel. As Visiting Fellow.



Prof. Bhuvan Chandel, As Visiting Professor.


Dr. Manfred Josef Stassen, France, As Visiting Professor.

Prof. Bhuvan Chandel, Formerly with the Department of Philosophy, Punjab University, Chandigarh. As Visiting Professor.



Prof. Richard Sorabji, UK, As Visiting Professor.

Dr. Rustam Singh, Senior Editor, Eklavya Institute for Educational Research, Bhopal, As Visiting Scholar.



Dr Vinit Haksar, University of Edinburgh, U.K. As Visiting Professor



Dr. Jonardon Ganeri, University of Liverpool, U.K. As Visiting Fellow.

Dr Vinit Haksar, University of Edinburgh, U.K. As Visiting Professor

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.