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Alumni Association of JNU (AAJ)


AAJ Talk Series- 2019


Dr. Amresh Kumar Singh

JNU Alumnus  &  Noted Political Thinker, Nepal


Friday, 11th January 2019 at 4.15pm

Venue: Committee Room, 101, JNU Convention Centre


High Tea: 05.30pm

* we request that all JNU alumni writers to send us at least one signed complimentary copy of your book for AAJ Library.


AAJ Events - 2018


6th AAJ Writers Meet 2018

on Writing and Society

 Book Release

Reading Session of creative writings


Date: Saturday, 24th November 2018 at 2.15pm

VenueLecture Hall/Committee Room, 101, JNU Convention Centre


High Tea: 05.30pm


* we request that all JNU alumni writers to send us at least one signed complimentary copy of your book for AAJ Library.

Kindly acknowledge and confirm your participation for the same on the following:  &


AAJ Workshop Series on Entrepreneurship & Start-up/Incubator/Accelerator Ecosystem

1st AAJ Workshop

Design Thinking Workshop for Scalable Entrepreneurship Development (Focus: Social Impact Profit Enterprises, Deep Technology & Environmental Enterprises through Social Impact & Deep Technology Incubators/ Accelerators)

Main Presenter
Dr. Suryanil Ghosh
Chairman Total Start Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Developers


Date: 14th December 2017
Time: 4 PM
Venue: AAJ Office, 101, Convention Centre, JNU

AAJ GBM & Cultural Event


AAJ GBM : 2.00-3.30 pm
Cultural Program: 3.30-4.30 pm
Mushaira/Kavi Sammelan: 4.30-6.00 pm

Followed by High Tea

Auditorium/Lecture Hall
JNU Convention Centre
New Delhi

AAJ Academicians' Meet 2017
On India's Education Policy
24th Sept. 2017
AAJ Writers' Forum organised a talk
On Central Asian Literary & Cultural tradition and India
4th Aug. 2017
AAJ Linguistics' and Translators' Meet 2017
30th July 2017

Participants: Harish C. Narang, Chaman Lal, Aparajit Chattopadhyay, Hemant Joshi, Vaishna Narang, Kirti Kapoor, Rajendra Pd. Mishra, Deo Shankar Naveen, Devendra Choubey, Rajendra Prasad Pandey, Akhlaq Ahmad 'Ahan', Hari Madhab Ray, Shivaji Bhaskar, Rajesh Kumar, Kaustubh Kumar, Sandesha Rayapa, Ganpat Teli, Ganga Sahay Meena, Ashish Agnihotri, Ravikesh, Rizwanur Rahman, Meenakshi Sundriyal, Bodh Prakash, Gopal Pradhan, Ulfat Muhiboa.

AAJ Writers' Forum
May 7, 2017
AAJ Environmentalists' Meet 2017
30th April 2017
AAJ Historians' Meet 2017
29th Jan. 2017

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.