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Alumni Affairs

JNU Alumni Affairs

Reaching out to University Alumni: JNU is proud to have as its alumni a growing number of eminent social scientists, scientists, civil servants, literary critics, media experts, foreign language experts, journalists, political leaders, social activists, technologists, managers, academicians and entrepreneurs over the last 35 years and more.


JNU aims to foster strong bonds between its alumni and the University Community. The University recognizes the alumni as important stakeholders in enhancing JNU's excellent resources for high quality education. It realizes the enormous benefits that come from an engagement with and the support of its alumni who have considerable expertise in many areas, that can help identify strategic directions for JNU in the 21st century. In order that it may come about, the University is reaching out to the Alumni through the connect to Alumni Initiative. Several programmes and events are held through the year where the focus is on the achievements and progress of the Alumni. Some of the programmes focus on building connections between the Alumni.

This connect to Alumni Initiative provides opportunities to the Alumni to engage in community service. JNU believes that the Alumni are goodwill ambassadors for JNU. They serve as effective interlocutors, provide advice and support to the university, suggest frontline research areas, offer career advice and also help in securing financial support. Another important dynamic academic aspect is that alumni provide technical collaboration in research and projects.


The alumni can provide opportunities for community service, act as goodwill ambassadors for JNU, serve as effective interlocutors, provide advice and support to the university, suggest frontline research areas, offer career advice and also provide financial assistance. There can also be academic and technical collaboration in research and projects.


The Office of Alumni Affairs is the nodal point of the activities. It has established the Alumni Association of JNU (AAJ) through elections. It links JNU alumni and several JNU alumni associations in different parts of India and abroad. Having already produced a directory of nearly 5743 alumni which is available online, we request those alumni who are yet to be members to send us their details for inclusion in the directory at  or


Prof. Ravikesh
(Chief Advisor)
Alumni Affairs


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.