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CSSS Special Programs

CSSS Special Programs

Centre for Advanced Studies

The University Grants Commission selected the Centre for induction and support under Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) Program whereby a grant of INR 59.50 lakhs (INR 28 lakhs for non-recurring expenditure and INR 31.50 lakhs for recurring expenses for 5 year to strengthen the infrastructure and other aspects) was awarded to the Centre.

Grants under the CAS Program are earmarked for the:

  • Equipment’s – Multimedia Lab.
  • Building.
  • Reprographic Facilities.
  • Contingency.
  • Travel/Field Facilities/Field Trips.
  • Seminars/Conferences/Workshops.
  • Visiting Fellows.
  • Books and Journals.
  • Hiring Charges.
  • Advisory Committee Meetings.

Grants under the CAS are also available for fieldwork by faculty members of the Centre in the following thrust areas:

  • Economy, Society and Culture in the Era of Globalization.
  • Ethnicity, Caste, Identity and Social Movements.
  • Sociology of Knowledge, including Indigenous Knowledge and Indian Social Thought.
  • Sociology of Science and Technology including Information and Communication.

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.