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SC&SS Alumnis

SC&SS Alumnis

We are proud of our Alumnis


Every institution is, that is to say, silhouette of the outstanding performance of its students and its Alumni. SC & SS today is grinning by unfolding the long annals of its Alumni performance. Our Alumni have been working with grit on all cylinders to date, with their never tiring get-up and go on every front. They have always been in command, even in hard weather of economy by their smarts and hard work, and have been coming up roses.

Their dexterous maneuver has put a new complexion to institution. They have been never a bit away to rack their brains and/or to say our alumni have always relished the challenging work, to mention, under reduced circumstances by making silk purse out of sow's ear. JNU SC&SS has a goliath alumni association under the consanguinity of its Apron strings.

Its Alumni association is constellation of dashing professionals, academicians and entrepreneur from among three streams, to state, MCA, M.Tech, and PhD. with sum total, in the neighborhood of 900 of eager beaver with rattling good countenance.

There comes one-off in a year, a great fete, Alumni Meet, EUDEMONIA. Its' a great occasion to commune with our brethren, the common denominator of industry, academicians, entrepreneurs or where ever they have spread their feathers, in the form of social-cultural conglomeration. We trade our emotional, nostalgic feelings and their expertise in the gaiety of social cultural matrix. Here's a glimpse of some of the alumni of SC&SS, JNU.













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.