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From Dean's Desk

From Dean's Desk


School of Computer & Systems Sciences (SC&SS) is one of the earliest centres of education in the field of Computer Science in the country. The School is among one of the few that started MCA and M.Tech. programmes in Computer Science in the country. Recently, a new M.Tech. programme in Data Science has been introduced in the School to cater to the requirements of the changing world of technology. 

Even when the field of Computer Science was in the nascent stage, this school envisioned the role of Computer Science in allied areas thus naming the school as School of Computer and Systems Sciences with a focus on both Computer Science and Allied Sciences in teaching and research. The teaching methodology ensures that the spectrum of courses covers all the major domains while encouraging critical thinking in the students. The curriculum emphasizes on fundamental concepts further leading to advance topics. We have the faculty members involved in research in almost all the major areas of Computer Science and Microsystems aimed at encouraging out of box thinking and nurturing new ideas and approaches. The research publications and projects assigned vouch for the deep rooted research strength of the school. The teaching activity of the School is further strengthened by the research focus of the school in enriching the curriculum of the programme continuously to provide students the state-  of art knowledge relevant to both industries and academics. 

The success of MCA, M.Tech. and PhD programmes is evident from the large number of applicants appearing in the entrance examination across the country. The placement of students within the country and abroad further adds to its success.


As the Dean of SC&SS, it is my pleasure to invite esteemed organizations for Campus placements.
Prof. Zahid Raza
School of Computer and Systems Sciences

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.