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Language Lab

Language Lab

The Language Lab Complex, though it does have the status of the centre, it has a great role in making successful of the school’s teaching method in very novel way. The innovativeness of the programmes with specially designed courses available nowhere else in the country make the production of requisite pedagogical materials imperative, particularly in the case of teaching of languages.

Study materials production, including the production of Audio-Visual materials is an important activity among the faculty staff. The Language Labs of the school with the facilities for Audio and Video recordings and Educational Software production are very useful for that purpose.

The Language Lab Complex organizes various Seminars, Workshops and various aspects of educational technology like Educational Software, Production techniques, Dubbing etc.

The language lab complex of the School of Language,Literature and Culture studies is one of the best developed and maintained complex’s in India. It consists of 3 Analogue Audio Active labs (Persian, German and Japanese) having 22,22,& 32 booths in each and 3 Multimedia Language Labs 22,32,& 32 booths with Digital workstations having specialized software (Robotel Smart class & Smart class plus, (Canada)) installed and dedicated LAN networking. LLC also houses Seven Audio-visual class rooms, all equipped with laptops, Audio-video equipments and LCD projectors and 3 booths (Dual) Video Conferencing/interpretation translation system with 12 delegate units

It also helps teachers to manage their classes and assure that their students have sufficient opportunities to practice and hone their listening and speaking skills.

The LLC also has excellent education teaching material production facilities in the form of Audio studio. All the language labs, Audio and video software production equipment etc. have been received as gifts grants from various countries like Japan, Germany, Iran, Russia etc. the peripheral equipments have been locally procured. The entire equipment has been house in an acoustically treated and centrallyair-conditioned Language Lab Complex building.

The language lab and Audio-visual rooms are extensively used for teaching and research work form 09 AM to 04 PM on working days. On an average a language lab/AV room/Video Projection room was used for about 30 hours per week

During last year these facilities were used for about 2500 hrs. facilities of conference system were also provided to various school, departments, Centres of the university. Internet facilities were also provided to students and faculty members of the school both at LLC complex and at SLL&CS premises

A large number of visitors from different Educational Institutions, Universities and Embassies like NDA, Khadakvasla, KendriyaVidyalayas, Public schools, Japan foundation, Japan Embassy, Miyagi University Japan and DelhiUniversity etc. visited the LLC

The LLC continues to be the Examination Centre for the Japanese language proficiency test conducted by the Japan foundation for the students coming from all over India. Max Mullar Bhavan, Delhi also conducts proficiency test in German language in the LLC.

Prof. Manuradha Chaudhary is the Coordinator of LLC w.e.f. 21st February 2023.


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.