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LEC Important Dates

LEC Important Dates

The students are free to choose any one of the four slots for writing the exam.

Registrations for the courses for Monsoon semester close on the

14th of August [for new students]

31st of July [for continuing students]

In order to determine each student's specific English Language needs, Diagnostic tests are conducted by the Linguistic Empowerment Cell. These tests are compulsory and DO NOT affect your enrollment in the course. Remember, with the Linguistic Empowerment Cell, ANYONE can register!

This year, the diagnostic tests will be conducted three times in the beginning of the semester. So, if you miss a date, you can take the test on a later one. A student willing to register for the courses needs to take the test ONLY ONCE. So choose a date, and we hope to see you then!

Enroll in three steps:

Step 1: Register with an email to mentioning your Name, Center, Program (MA/MSc/MPhil/PhD), Category (SC/ST/OBC/GEN) and Contact number.

Step 2: Appear for a Diagnostic Test on 3rd January or 10th January 2015 from 10 AM to 1 PM in Linguistic Empowerment Cell, Old CRS Complex, JNU

Step 3: Please collect your copy of LEC Brochure at the time of Registration.

Diagnostic test dates:

3rd January or 10th January 2015.

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.