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SC&SS Evaluation

SC&SS Evaluation

JNU Evaluation & Grading System

JNU follows a semester system. Each course is for the duration of one semester and is assigned a specific number of credits. MCA is a six semester programme where a student has to secure 1 08 credits in all out of which 100 credits is for the course work and 8 credits for the sixth semester project work. The course work is carried out in the first five semesters where each student is required to study five courses (Compulsory & Elective) in each semester. Each course of MCA carries 4 credit points. On the other hand, M. Tech is a four semester programme where a student has to secure 50 credits in all out of which at least 30 credits shall be for course work, 5 credits for seminar and 15 credits for the dissertation work. Each course of M. Tech carries 3 credit points.

The University follows a 9 point letter grading scale for evaluation of students' academic performance in the course during the semester. The grades in each course of the semester are used to compute the Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA). The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is calculated for the student up to and including the semester for which it is required using the SGPA. On completing the programme the student is assigned a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) denoting the final index of a student in the courses. The objective of this system is to provide a measure of the student performance in each course.

The performance of student is evaluated continuously throughout the semester. Besides the end semester examination, the assessment is made in terms of his/her day-to-day performance in the classroom, home assignment, minor tests, presentation, term papers & projects.

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.