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The Facilities

The  University  Science Instrumentation Center  was  established  in  Jawaharlal  Nehru University in  1979 under the scheme of UGC for  providing in-house  facilities  of  Design / development / fabrication  and maintenance  of sophisticated  scientific  instruments and the  training  of  researchers / teachers and technical staff of the University involved in the technical activities. 



The centre is located  in the School of Computer and Systems Sciences Building with its workshop in the basement of the building.


Design and Development Facility

The centre is having well equipped workshop with the following facilities Since its inception the USIC in JNU has been catering to the needs of the researchers of in-house design/ Development and fabrication of equipment / instruments and attachments for the research laboratories of the university and  Science Schools in particular. The Center has designed  many equipment and instruments for research in all disciplines Few of such instruments designed / fabricated by USIC are Electrophoresis apparatuses and combs 
Power supplies 
Fumigation chambers, 
laminar flow benches 
Animal/Plant sample holders 
Digital Pico-voltmeter 
Radiation Chambers (Optical/Laser/x-rays/Gamma rays) 
Temperature controlled baths and cryostats 
Gas flow position sensitive radiation detectors 
Optical bench components 
Vacuum feed-through manipulators 
Magnetic Bottle for plasma studies and many more.

USIC also conducts

  • Mechanical workshop
  • Electronics laboratory
  • Electrical workshop
  • Carpentry workshop
  • and other general tools and workshop facilities

Apart from the scientific jobs as per its mission the USIC has been accepting the challenging tasks which are not executed by common bodies with in the university.


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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.