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CMS Programme

CMS Programme

Monsoon Semester (2024-2025) Courses
MA Optional Courses
Course Code   Course Title Credits   Course Instructor
MM401   Media in Modern India  4   Dr. Rakesh Batabyal, Associate Professor
MM402   Media, Politics and Violence  4   Dr. Rakesh Batabyal, Associate Professor
MM404   Forms of Media: Senses, Mediation and Perception 4   Dr Archana Kumari, Associate Professor


PhD Core Courses
Course Code   Course Title Credits   Course Instructor
MM609    Research and Publication Ethics 2   Dr. Krishna Murthy, Assistant Professor

PhD Optional Courses
Course Code   Course Title Credits   Course Instructor
MM604   Visual Cultures: Intermediations and Theories  4   Dr. Shuchi Yadav, Associate Professor and
  Dr. Krishna Murthy, Assistant Professor
MM605   Media and Development Discourse 4   Dr. Archana Kumari, Associate Professor
MM606   Media, Politics and Violence 4   Dr. Rakesh Batabyal, Associate Professor
MM607   Seminar Course/Media in Contemporary Society 2   Prof. Manukonda. R, Professor
MM608   Visual Histories: Themes in Photography and Materiality 2   Dr. Shuchi Yadav, Associate Professor and
  Dr. C. Lalmuansangkimi, Associate Professor

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.