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Alumni Affairs

JNU Alumni Affairs Office (JNU-AAO)

Learn, Earn and Return


Welcome to the JNU Alumni Affairs Office – the central hub for connections within the esteemed and diverse community of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) alumni.


Our office takes immense pride in building enduring connections between JNU and its alumni, fuelling a dynamic network that transcends fields of study, occupations, and geographical locations. At JNU, we hold the conviction that education has the power to positively transform individuals and society. Our alumni exemplify this belief, leaving an indelible mark in academia, government, the corporate sector, and various social spheres. The Alumni Affairs Office serves as a conduit between the alma mater and its graduates, ensuring that the bonds formed during their time at JNU continue to thrive.


At the JNU-AAO, our ultimate goal is to foster a strong and enduring connection between our esteemed alumni and the university. Our dedicated team works tirelessly to cultivate a space for collaboration, mentorship, and continuous learning. We believe that by hosting a diverse range of events, initiatives, and programs, we can actively engage our alumni community in meaningful ways. From organizing exciting reunions to facilitating career fairs and professional development workshops, we strive to create valuable opportunities for networking, exchanging knowledge, and providing mutual support.


Moreover, we are deeply committed to honouring the countless achievements of our alumni and showcasing the impactful influence they have on the world. We believe that every graduate contributes to the vibrant and enduring legacy of JNU, and their inspiring stories serve as a source of motivation for current students to aim high and make a positive impact on society.


In our ever-changing global landscape, staying connected is crucial. That's why the Alumni Affairs Office at JNU takes on the role of a facilitator, utilizing multiple channels such as newsletters, social media platforms, and alumni directories to keep us all in touch. We encourage alumni to share their achievements, stories, and perspectives, contributing to a vibrant tapestry of success and shared values.


No matter when you graduate from JNU, you will be an invaluable member of our extended family. We wholeheartedly welcome your participation, ideas, and feedback as we collaborate to strengthen the bonds that make JNU a truly exceptional and influential institution.


Your support is vital to the growth of the JNU Endowment Fund and can be made directly or through designated means, including establishing Chairs, Fellowships, and Awards. The JNU-AAO actively fosters alumni networks, both nationally and internationally, to thrive and expand.


Together, let's continue to shape the future and uphold the legacy of excellence that defines both JNU and its esteemed alumni community.


Dr. J. Jeganaathan
JNU - Alumni Affairs Office


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.