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International Day of Yoga

International Day of Yoga


As per guideline from the Ministry of HRD, the department of Higher Education, Higher Institutions should celebrate International Day of Yoga each year in June. 21st June is marked as IDY by Govt. of India. JNU Yoga Kendra has been celebrating IDY since 2015. The Yoga Kendra has always been spreading this ancient yogic science to the JNU community and outside of the JNU also by conducting Yoga practice sessions on the occasion of International Day of Yoga.



Yoga Committee

Prof Sudheer Pratap Singh, Dean of Students, JNU


Dr. Arnab Bhattacherjee

Dr. Anamika Gulati

Dr. Anshu Joshi

Prof. Umesh Chand Singh Yadav

Dr. Mukesh Kumar

Dr. Saurabh Kumar Sharma

Dr. Jakhlon Basumitary

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Yadav

Sh. Umesh Babu
T.A (Yoga)

Dr. Ajay Kumar Shastry
T.A (Yoga)

Sh Sudhir Patwal
Technical Expert






Office of Dean of Students
Inter-Hall Administration
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Yoga, Sports and Fitness Promotion Camp

Date: 07-06-2022 to 21-06-2022
Time: 6.30 am to 8.00 am

(6.30 am 7.30 am - Fitness camp)
(7.30 am 8.00 am - Common Yoga Protocol Practice)
Venue: Sports Stadium












     Coming soon.....    


Office of the Dean of Students

(Yoga Kendra & Sports Office)

Inter-Hall Administration

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Phone: 91-11-26704554, 91-11-26704396


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.