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Event End Date Event Title
JNU organises Mahaparinirvana Diwas of Baba Saheb (Dr.) B.R. Ambedkar
ZHCES organises a seminar by Dr. Ajit K. Mohanty
JNU organises Gita Jayanti: learning the philosophy, spirituality and way of life
SSS organises a lecture on "The Origin of the University in India and its Global Impact" by Prof. Shailendra Raj Mehta
CHS organises a seminar by Dr. Reeju Ray
CRS organises 3-day International Multidisciplinary Conference on "Philology in the Modern World: Perspectives from Russia and India"
Kannada Language Chair organises 67th Karnataka Rajyotsava
CGS, SLL&CS organises German Week
JNU organises STREE2020 Conference and Exhibition on "Role of Women in Science & Technology for Sustainable Development of Atmanirbhar Bharat"
CSSS organises an International Conference on “Environmental Policy Discourses since the 1960s: Politics, Problems, and Narratives of Environment Policies in Europe and South Asia”
STREE2020: Cultural Event
CSLG organises a seminar by Sudhir Kumar Suthar
CCUS&LAS organises Young Scholars’ National Conference 2022
CSSEIP, SSS organises a talk on "Constitution and the Marginalized"
SES organises a talk by Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari
CSLG organises a seminar by Augusto Lopez Claros
SLS and SCSM organises 16th International Cancer Symposium on Translational Chemoprevention and Brainstorming
CSAS, SIS organises a talk by Prof. Rahul Tripathi
CESP organises a seminar on "India-EU Free Trade Agreement"
CIPOD organises a seminar by Rahul Tripathi
SPS organises a talk by Prof. Yogendra Kumar Mishra
SPS organises a talk by Prof. Thomas Ebel
SLS and SCSM organises Hands-on Workshop for Handling and Care of Laboratory Animals
SPS organises One Week Training Program on the “Techniques for advance materials characterization and spectroscopy”
SPS organises a seminar by Ronny Thomale
ZHCES organises Book Discussion on Caste Discrimination and Exclusion in Indian Universities
SPS organises a talk by Prof. Avanish Kumar Srivastava on Self Reliant India - a Materials Perspective
ABVSME organising Atal Samvad on Fintech: Redefining BFSI by Dr. Neha Parashar
ABVSME organises workshop on "Advance Data Visualization using Tableau"

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.