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Ravi Kant Sinha
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi-110 067, India

Off. : + 91-11-26704555


  • Deputy Registrar will advise DOS on administrative and finance matters pertaining to IHA, arranging reply to RTI and Parliamentary questions etc.
  • Deputy Registrar is assigned with works related to floating & finalizing tender-related to manpower requirement & purchase.
  • As Member Secretary of various Committees. Deputy Registrar is required to convene meetings of all such Committees and supervise action taken on important decisions taken in such meetings.
  • To overall supervise work pertaining to sanitation carried out in all the hostels in coordination with Sanitary Inspector (IHA).
  • To process the bills pertaining to manpower engagement viz. sanitation & `cooks/helpers etc. (in hostels) for release of payment to the engaged firms, as per the contract entered.
  • Office management of IHA office shall also be the responsibility of AR (IHA). To deal with all the legal cases pertaining to IHA and to render suitable advise to DOS.
  • To advise on matters pertaining to maintenance & purchase (civil & electrical works) of hostels to DOS in coordination with JE (IHA).
  • Any other matter/work assigned by the DOS.

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.