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Prof. Arvind Kumar (Project Director)

The study of CSR practices in India with special reference to North Eastern Region


Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) under IMPRESS Scheme.



Dr. Arvind Arahant (Project Director), Prof. Arvind Kumar, Prof. Unnat Pandit, Dr. Parag Pandit, Dr. Shachi Yadav

Impact Assessment of Start-Up Village Entrepreneurship in Gujarat & Haryana


Mahatma Gandhi National Council Of Rural Education (MGNCRE), Ministry of Education.



Prof. Unnat Pandit (Project Director), Dr. Arvind Arahant, Dr. Parag Pandit.

Studies on School Education in Aspirational Districts with an aim to improve the teaching quality during COVID/Post COVID scenario in Rural Schooling.


Mahatma Gandhi National Council Of Rural Education (MGNCRE), Ministry of Education.



Dr. Vaniki Joshi Lohani (Project Director), Dr. Priya Gupta, Dr. Sakshi Sharma, Dr. Kunjana Malik

Women Entrepreneurship in Rural India: A Key role in making Atmanirbhar Bharat


Mahatma Gandhi National Council Of Rural Education (MGNCRE), Ministry of Education.




Consulting Report


Report 1 : Using Balance Scorecard for Mapping the HR health of an Organisation

     Consulting report

     Supplementary resources

     Case ppt


Report 2- Compensating Strategically

     Report 2- Compensating Strategically

     Report 2- Compensating Strategically Summary

     Report 2- Compensating Strategically Annexures


Working Papers

     WP-01- Employee Engagement and Onboarding

     WP-02-Exploring the concept of Gamification for better Employee Engagement in Hybrid Work Environment

     WP-03- virtual environment and Employee Engagement Strategy

     WP-04-CSR and its impact on employee engagement

     WP-05- Cadila Healthcare Limited Valuation

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.