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 JNU Staff Association

1971 Benoy Roy
1972 Bipin Chandra

JNUTA -  Presidents/Secretaries-1973-2014

1973 Yogendra Singh Parimal Kr. Das
1974 Sivatosh Mookherjee V. Asthana
1975 Parimal Kr. Das  Pramod Talgeri
1976 C J Daswani Pramod Talgeri
1977 K J Mahale Jayasekhar
1978 Ashwini Kr. Ray Jayasekhar
1979 Rahmatullah Khan R. Borges
1980 P.A.N. Murthy R. Kumar
1981 C. P. Bhambri H. C. Narang
1982 S. D. Muni Harjit Sigh
1983 R. R. Sharma B. D. Arora
1984 K. S. Dhingra M. H. Qureshi
1985 Aprajito Chatopadhaya Alokesh Barua
1986 B. K. Srivastava  Girijesh Pant
1987 L. K. Pandey K. K. Trivedi
1988 Aijazudeen Ahmad S. K. Sahoo
1989 R. Kumar Sachidanand Sinha
1990 Ashwini Ray Depankar Gupta
1991 Prasanna Mohanty Anand Kumar
1992 Jayshekhar Y. C. Bhatnagar
1993 Kamal M. Chenoy K. J. Mukherjee
1994 Kunal B Roy  A. K. Pasha
1995 Varyam Singh A. K. Pasha
1996 A. K. Pasha  R. K. Kale
1997 Anand Kumar Santosh Kar
1997-1998 Anuradha Chenoy Uttam Pati
1998-1999 Sashikant Jha Rajat Datta
1999-2000 Shankar Basu CSR Murthy
2000-2001 Anand Kumar   P. K. Yadav
2001-2002 Kamal M. Chenoy Mazhar Hussain
2002-2003 Ajay Patnaik Anwar Alam
2003-2004 P. K. Yadav Deepak Kumar
2004-2005 Rupamanjari Ghosh Milap Sharma
2005-2006 Rupamanjari Ghosh Rohan D'souza
2006-2007 Chaman Lal M. M. Kunju
2007-2008 Kamal M. Chenoy Mazhar Mehdi Hussain
2008-2009 S.N. Malakar Vivek Kumar
2009-2010 B.C. Tripathi Sima Baidya
2010-2011 D.K. Lobiyal Y.S. Alone
2011-2012 D.K. Lobiyal Sunita Reddy
2012-2013 Sanjay Kumar Pandey Saradindu Bhaduri
2013-2014 Arun Kumar Dipendra Nath Das

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.