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Dean's Message

Dean's Message

School of Environmental Sciences (SES) was established in 1974 and is the first of its kind institute in Jawaharlal Nehru University too keep environmental curriculum at the forefront by initiating innovation, fundamental, inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary courses that meet the needs of the society by integrating the physical, geological, chemical and biological aspects of the environment.

To achieve leadership through excellence in research and innovation by providing quality education to address environmental challenges for the sustainable management of earth systems.


  • • Impart high quality education and research in the environmental sciences to improve the quality of life.

  • • To empower researchers from diverse disciplines to work together to solve pressing environmental challenges in collaboration with concerned agencies to ensure sustainability of eco-environmental systems.

  • • To address management of natural resources in all climatic environments through innovative, integrated, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches.

  • • Identifying future eco-environmental challenges.

  • • To provide environmentally sustainable solutions for the pressing problems of the society by closely working with the stakeholders.


  • • A robust and interdisciplinary framework of teaching and research programs from diverse disciplines to solve pressing environmental and ecological challenges

  • • To carry out activities which have direct impact on society i.e. promoting sustainable environmental practices.

  • • To develop understanding of environmental issues such as climate change, human health, and air, land & water resources conservation and management as well as renewable energy.

  • • Aligning research in accordance with the appropriate themes of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and other national and global pressing environmental interests.


As a Dean of SES, I actively play my role to facilitate students to become best academicians, researchers and policy makers. I provide diverse and inclusive work environment to my colleagues and driving them wherever necessary to play a role in getting utmost national and international agencies support to the school. A collaborative and integrated approach towards teaching, learning and research will be emphasized. I strongly believe that the SES faculty will overcome the constraints facing to deliver the best scientific services to the society and reach the desired goals.

Prof. N. J. Raju
Dean, SES


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.