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JNU Achievements

JNU Achievements


Prof. Dinesh Mohan, SES named as Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher 2022

Prof. Dinesh Mohan, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University named as "Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher 2022" for the NINTH consecutive year (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022) announced yesterday (15/11/2022).

ISI analysts have awarded Highly Cited Researcher 2022 designations to 6,938 researchers from across the globe who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields over the last decade. The list spans 69 countries or regions and is spread across a diverse range of research fields in the sciences and social sciences.

The Highly Cited Researchers’ (HCR) names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index, and the list identifies the research institutions and countries where they are based. Of the world’s population of scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers™ are 1 in 1,000. This year Clarivate extended the qualitative analysis of the Highly Cited Researchers list, to address increasing concerns over potential misconduct (such as plagiarism, image manipulation, fake peer review).

Only 25 Indians featured as highly cited researchers in 2022.

The full 2022 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found on the Clarivate.


Prof. Babu Thaliath, CGS/SLL&CS awarded the prestigious Peter Hünermann Prize by the KAAD foundation Bonn, Germany

Prof. Babu Thaliath, Centre for German Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU has been awarded the prestigious Peter Hünermann Prize by the KAAD foundation Bonn, Germany, for outstanding scientific achievements.


Dr. Manuradha Chaudhary, CRS/SLL&CS receives prestigious Laureate of XXII International Pushkin Competition award

Dr Manuradha Chaudhary, Assistant Professor, Centre of Russian Studies, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU has been conferred the prestigious Laureate of XXII International Pushkin Competition award for Foreign Teachers of the Russian Language. The award was organised by Rossiskaya Gazeta and Department of Foreign Economic & International Relations, Government of Moscow, Russia, 10th September 2022.


SCDR/JNU received the WCDM-DRR Award 2022

SCDR/JNU received the WCDM-DRR Award 2022 award for its outstanding contributions in field of DM/DRR through research and academic excellence towards strengthening capacities of various stakeholders and innovative practices..


Prof. Saumitra Mukherjee, SES has received "New Code of Education" 2022 Award

Professor Saumitra Mukherjee former Dean of School of Environmental Sciences, JNU received the prestigious award among listed Higher Education Institutions/Public University in India. The award is based on his innovative teaching and research in Geology Remote sensing and Space Sciences which has strengthened the New Education Policy of Government.

Following internal deliberations, the winners are chosen by external jury members, PROF. ANIL D. SAHASRABUDHE, Chairman, AICTE, Government of India, DR. (MRS.) PANKAJ MITTAL, Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities, Ex. Addn. Secretary, University Grants Commission and DR. PREM SINGH, Adviser, NITI Aayog.

The event was graced by Chief Guest, Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the Guest of Honor, Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE on Friday, 25th of March 2022 at the Lalit, New Delhi.


Prof. A.P. Dimri, SES is awarded with '2022 Grove Karl Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphological Research'

A. P. Dimri, Professor SES, is awarded with '2022 Grove Karl Gilbert Award for Excellence in Geomorphological Research' of the Geomorphology Specialty Group (GSG) of the American Association of Geographers for his publication “A massive rock and ice avalanche caused the 2021 disaster at Chamoli, Indian Himalaya” in journal Science.


Prof. Mukesh Jain, SC&IS has been conferred with the Haryana Vigyan Ratna Award

Prof. Mukesh Jain, SC&IS has been conferred with the Haryana Vigyan Ratna Award 2019 by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of Haryana on the occasion of Science Day (February 28, 2022)





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.