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The Convention Centre will be booked for academic talk, Seminar, conference, slide and film show, lecture, demonstrations, workshops, etc.

The Convention Centre will primarily be used for the academic activities of the university. In case of other academic institute, PSU's/Autonomous bodies/NGO, Department of Central/State government application in the prescribed format may be submitted through the concerned head of the organization.

The Convention Centre cannot be made available to any political/religious organization. The JNU Student/Staff/Officers/Teachers association may use it for organizing lectures etc. as stated above.

Convention Centre should be provided to Jawaharlal Nehru University on first priority, PSU's/Autonomous bodies, academic institute etc. will have second priority for allotment. Provided such requests are made atleast one month in advance.

Green area near the Convention Centre will not be booked/used.

Reservation will be confirmed on receipt of communication (letter/faxes, email) and on advance payment of prescribed rent. Tentative booking are treated as cancelled if not confirmed within a week's time.

Reservation of Convention Centre shall not confer on the allottees any right of tenancy of the premises and the university shall have the right to cancel the reservation at any time without any notice assigning any reason.

The organizer will collect confirmation letter of booking of Convention Centre after submitting usual rent atleast 15 days before the programme from the concerned office. The applicable charges can be paid in favour of the 'Finance Officer', JNU New Delhi' either by draft or by cash, depositing with the Cash Branch (room no. 242, Administration Building) of the University.

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.