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SCNS Programme of Study

SCNS Programme of Study


(A) Programme of Study

(i) Admission to Ph.D. programme in Nanoscience NNSH (908) (Through JNU Entrance Test)

Suitable courses may be prescribed for candidates admitted to the Ph.D. programme.

Candidates selected are required to undergo Ph.D. course work as per UGC regulations 2016.


(ii) M.Tech. in Nanoscience/ Nanoelectronics

M. Tech. Degree Credit Requirements: No student admitted to the program shall be eligible for the award of M.Tech. degree unless he/she secures 55 credits in all out of which at least 45 credits shall be for course work and 10 credits for the dissertation and final presentation. Students securing minimum required CGPA as per ordinance will be eligible for M. Tech. degree.


Course Structure for M.Tech Program



(B) Eligibility for Admission

(i) Admission to Ph.D. programme in Nanoscience

Candidates shall be considered for admission to the Ph.D. programme on the following basis:

(a) Obtained M.Phil Degree with 55% marks of a recognized University/Institution with one publication and Master’s Degree/BE/B.Tech with 55% marks or equivalent Grade ‘B’ in UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent Grade in a point scale wherever Grading system is followed).


(b) Master’s degree in the relevant field with 55% marks of a recognized University/Institution or equivalent Grade ‘B’ in UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent Grade in a point scale wherever Grading system is followed).

Relaxation to SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy layer)/Differently abled as per the UGC Regulations 2016.


(ii) M.Tech. in Nanoscience; NNST (182)

Eligibility for Admission: Master Degree in any branch of Science, or B.E/B.Tech in any branch of engineering & Technology with 55% marks.


(iii) M.Tech. in Nanoelectronics; NNET(190)

Eligibility for Admission: B.E./B.Tech in Electronics & Communication/Electrical Engineering or M.Sc. Electronics with 55% marks.

The admission to M.Tech program will be based on an All India Examination, conducted by the University at different centres spread all over the country, followed by an interview. M.Tech student have to work in the chosen field under the guidance of a faculty for the Minor and the Major project and has to submit a dissertation at the end of the fourth semester. The students will be encouraged to work in an industry or research institution for their Major Project.

The courses designed this program are well organized to provide a wide spectrum of choices to the students. The faculty and the student’s interests include a wide area. Elective courses in NS and NE allow the students to choose a particular field according to their areas of interest.

Admission will be though entrance examination. Candidates must appear in the written examination conducted by the University. Based on the written test, short-listed candidates will have to appear in the interview. Admission is offered to candidates finally selected on thebasis of their performance in the written test and the interview.

P.G. holders of AYUSH related subjects are also eligible to apply. Admission will be through entrance

Relaxation to SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy layer)/Differently abled as per the UGC Regulations 2016.


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.