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Provost, Uttarakhand
Dr. R. K. Brojen Singh

Provost, Dakshinapuram
Dr. Indrani Roy Chowdhury

Provost, Paschimabad-I
Dr. Neerja Samajdar

Provost, Paschimabad-II
Prof. Jayant Tripathi

Provost, Poorvanchal
Prof. Paulraj Rajamani

The Provosts look after the affairs of their respective Khands and advise Wardens on matters concerning their functions. All kinds of leave applications of the wardens will be forwarded by the concerned Provosts with their specific recommendations.

All kinds of leave applications of the wardens will be forwarded by the concerned Provosts with their specific recommendations.

Powers and Functions of Provosts:

  1. He will supervise the hostels in his or her Khand in matters relating to the hostels' overall functioning, the resident-students' welfare and discipline.
  2. He will periodically visit the hostels and be in contact with the Wardens, staff and students.
  3. He will encourage sports and cultural and other activities at the Khand level so as to promote inter-hostel cooperation.
  4. He can permit stay of any guest for more than 14 days according to hostel norms.
  5. The Provost can impose fines (up to the limit set in List of Rates) or waive fines and take other disciplinary actions, including the ordering of eviction of a resident from the hostel for reasons to be recorded in writing.
  6. The Provost in consultation with the Senior Warden will make recommendations to the Dean of Students for the distribution of work between Wardens in a hostel every year in January.
  7. He will sanction/recommend leave to Wardens in the Khand as per rules.
  8. The Provost's prior approval is required for a warden to take leave from hostel.
  9. Provosts are to ensure compliance by Minimum Wage Act and the terms and conditions of contract entered into by the IHA with the private manpower service provider in regard to contract labour/staff engaged in mess, sanitation, caretaking and security services, etc at the hostel/ khand level.

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.