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CSSP Admission

Information on Admissions, Consultancy and Research

Admission to Ph.D Programmes

JNU e-Prospectus 2022-23

Admission to PhD programme in Studies in Science Policy (SSPH), School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, is open through written examination conducted in various Centres in India and South Asia during May every and followed by personal interview. Candidates are advised to prepare a synopsis in the relevant topic and attach it along with the application form. 

Admission notice for both programmes is generally notified in leading Indian newspapers in the month of July-August every year. See for further details.

Sample papers of previous years can be obtained through Examination Branch, JNU campus, New Delhi 110067 personally or through post by contacting appropriate office or can be downloaded from here.

Important Information 

For further information on Centre for Studies in Science Policy – see the JNU website under School of Social Sciences.


Consultancy and Research Collaboration

For further information on consultancy and research collaboration please contact:

Prof. Madhav Govind
Centre for Studies in Science Policy 
School of Social Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University 
New Delhi - 110 067, India 
Tel:+91-11-2670 4461

Email: cssp1[at]; m_govind[at] 

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The Director (Admissions)
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi

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.