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Conferences organized by the Centre and names of faculty members who organized them (2019-2023)


  • - Reddy, Sunita, Workshop organized at Dept. of Anthropology, Sikkim University in Collaboration with Anthropos India Foundation and IGNCA on ‘Folk and Tribal Healing Practices in Sikkim: In Contemporary Context’ 14th February 2019.
  • - Reddy, Sunita, Book Launch- ‘The Asian Tsunami and Post Disaster Aid’ Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, Kala Nidhi Division Edited by Dr. Sunita Reddy.
  • - Guite, N, Conduct inception workshop towards methodological concerns before primary data collection in ongoing ICSSR funded project on Traditional Healing Practices and Health care Utilization among Mother and Children: A study of four Northeastern States, funded by ICSSR (Ministry of Human Resource Development), New Delhi 18th January 2019.




  • - Reddy, Sunita, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health (CSM&CH) Organized Online course on Ethnography’ (18 -20 June, 2020).
  • - Reddy, Sunita-Online Workshop on Academic Writing and Getting Published’ (5-8 Aug. 2020).
  • - Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health (CSM&CH) Organizëd a National Seminar on “Ensuring Social and Economic Entitlements for Migrant Women in Construction and Domestic Work”, 7th March 2020, Committee Room, JNU Convention Centre.




  • - Dasgupta, Rajib, Developing Community-Led Solutions to Antimicrobial Resistance: Building a One Health Approach in Low and Middle Income Countries. 15 January, 2021. Online.
  • - Dasgupta, Rajib,The Kolkata Roundtable on Covid-19 Vaccination. 27 January, 2021. Online.




  • - Guite, Nemthianngai (Director), Prof. Sanghmitra Acharaya & Dr. Sunita Reddy (Coordinator) , organized a Bi-National Virtual Conference On Healing Traditions among the Indigenous Communities in India and Canada: Challenges of Recognition and Mainstreaming within the Global Public Health System, Organized by Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health (CSMCH), School of Social Sciences (SSS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India Funded by Shastri Indo Canadian Institute (SICI), 24-25 March 2022.
  • - Centre of Social Medicine & Community Health, JNU and Chatham House, UK On behalf of the UKRI-GCRF One Health Poultry Hub (OHPH) first webinar of the Roadmap Series 2, beyond blueprints: Opportunities for implementing One Health AMR governance in India. This event has been broadcast via Zoom on 20 December 2022 from 15:00 to 16:30 (IST), Organized by Prof. Rajib Dasgupta.
  • - Centre of Social Medicine & Community Health, JNU organizes second webinar of the Roadmap Series 2 on balancing food security with animal and human health in India: Can a One Health framework meet the challenge? Organized by JNU and Chatham House, UK. This event was broadcast via Zoom on 17 January 2023 from 15:00 to 16:00 hours (IST), please block your calendar, Organized by        Prof. Rajib Dasgupta.
  • - Has COVID-19 improved the prospects of One Health in India? The India Roadmap Series II, One Health Poultry Hub, February 28, 2023,Organized by Prof. Rajib Dasgupta.

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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.