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The Centre's alumni have made significant contribution in areas of research and have published various books and numerous research articles on Hispanic studies in important national and international journals. Scholars who have completed their doctoral studies in Spanish & Latin American Studies are mainly in the academic profession and have held/hold senior positions at Indian universities. Some of them are located in institutions such as Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Delhi (DU), Central Institute of English and Foreign Language (CIEFL) now renamed as English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi, Jamia Milia Islamia University (JMI), New Delhi, Indra Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), and at Doon University, Dehradun. Several students have gone abroad on scholarships to study at foreign universities such as USA, Spain, Mexico and Portugal. Many of these students have been recipients of prestigious scholarships/fellowships and awards.


In brief, today our alumni are placed all over India in various universities, institutes and companies as well as in the USA and Europe. Qualified language experts, interpreters and translators from the Centre are employed in Central Ministries of the Government of India. Our alumni are working/worked in Public and Private enterprises, several embassies, MNCs and some of them have set up their own business and become successful entrepreneurs. Many leading companies are recruiting our students.







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.