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Appeal to all JNU Alumni by Prof. Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit, Vice Chancellor, JNU


JNU has remained one of the top universities in the country. Over the past five decades, a growing number of its alumnus have been making a mark as noble laureates, academics, social reformers, eminent scientists, civil servants, literary critics, artists, scholars of international repute, foreign language specialists, journalists and opinion makers, political leaders, social activists, technologists, managers of corporate India, and entrepreneurs.


JNU maintains and fostersa strong bond between its alumni and the university community. The University recognizes the alumni as important stakeholders in enhancing JNU's resources for high-quality education and research in the globalized and competitive world of academia.


You will agree that JNU has made a significant and lasting impact on your lives. Is it, not the time for you to think of your alma mater and be apart of its ongoing journey?


We need to critically assess where we want JNU to be in the decades to come and how to get there. If we wish JNU to be one of the top world universities, we need to keep abreast of technology and build new research facilities, state-of-the-art infrastructure, better student facilities and modernize the campus. While our global academic ranking shows an upward movement, getting to premier status will require generous financial support that the public exchequer could not afford.


Let me rekindle your fond memories of the JNU campus; its vibrance, animated discussions, diversity, inclusivity, debating culture, dabhas and late-night discussions. Our journey with your support. Let us walk together. Let's grow together.


Can I make an earnest appeal to all of you to come forward and contribute to Jawaharlal Nehru University to make new strides in academic excellence? Towards this end, on 18 February 2020, the Executive Council approved the creation of the JNU Alumni Endowment Fund.


All donations contributed to the university will be exempted from income tax under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act (Registration No. AAATJ9608HF20241). The name of the Donor and Pan No. are required for issuing the receipt to claim tax exemption under Sec 80G. All donations of Rs.100,000 (Rupee one lakh) and above will be published on the JNU homepage. 


You may donate online using or through the bank details given below:


Saving A/c Name: "JNU Alumni Endowment Fund"
A/c No.: 39134352690
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: JNU New Campus, New Delhi 110067
Branch Code: 10441
IFSC Code: SBIN0010441
MICR Code: 110002428


You may further contact the Finance Officer of the University for any further assistance or details:


Dr. Suman Kumar
Finance Officer
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi-110067
Phone: + 91-11-26704032

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.