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CIS ITPolicy

CIS ITPolicy

IT Policy for the University

Need for  IT Policy

IT policies and guidelines form the foundation of the Institution’s IT security program. Effective policies are a sign of due diligence and are  often necessary in the event of an IT audit or litigation. Policies also serve as blueprints that help the institution for  implementing  IT security measures.

IT Policy is needed for

  1. Proper use of IT resources including Internet bandwidth
  2. Control on activities on the university network that are neither  related to academic work nor eGovernance of the university.
  3. IT Security

A  document on “IT Policies & Guidelines” has been prepared  that would be relevant in the context of  our university. This document was discussed in the Users’ Group meeting, and  subsequently approved  by the competent authority of the university.

Further,  an Implementation Committee comprising Prof. Alok Bhattacharya, Dean,SIT,  Prof. R. Ramaswamy, SPS, Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar, SBT and Prof. Ashok K Rastogi , Director, CIS  was formed by the V.C.

This Committee had its first meeting on 6th July, 2006.

What does "IT Policies & Guidelines" Document Contain:

The document of  "Jawaharlal Nehru University IT Policies and Guidelines" is now available on the website (viz.,

IT policies are  classified into following groups:

  • -     IT Hardware Installation  Policy
  • -     Software Installation and Licensing Policy
  • -     Network (Intranet & Internet) Use Policy
  • -     E-mail  Account Use Policy
  • -     Web Site Hosting Policy
  • -     University Database(of eGovernance) Use Policy

Further, responsibilities of the CIS, UCMC, Schools/Centres or Departments, and the different  Administrative Units are  also elaborated.

This document also gives certain guidelines related to Computer Naming conventions, running Application or Information Servers, Hosting web Pages and Desktop users.

At the end of the IT Policy document,  an Agreement called “ Campus Network Services Use Agreement” is attached. All the users who use the university network will automatically agree to abide by that.

A few application forms that are useful for getting IP address allocated for the Desktop/Laptop/server,  for getting the  Net Access ID for network access, and  for Email account creation, are made available for the convenience of the network user community.

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.