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Summer School in "Greek Language, Culture and Civilization"

Summer School in "Greek Language, Culture and Civilization"

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Summer School on

“Greek Language, Culture & Civilization”


(26th- 30th May 2018)


to be organized by

Greek Chair

School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies

Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi-110067


The Greek Chair, Jawaharlal Nehru University is pleased to announce the organization of a Summer School titled "Greek Language, Culture & Civilization”. The academic action will take place from May 26th to May 30th 2018 at the School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU campus, New Delhi.

The aforementioned program is available to undergraduate students, as well as graduates, post-graduate students, Ph.D. holders, researchers, educators and professionals. The attendees of the Summer School will be taught by distinguished University Professors and other professionals from all over India. Daily four-hours (09:00 Hrs.-13:00 Hrs.) lectures and workshops will be provided on systematically arranged topics. Certificates of participation will be awarded to all participants.

The summer school will cover the following topics:

  • Greek Language
  • Greek Culture
  • Greek History
  • Greek Literature
  • Greek Philosophy

Participation Fees:

For undergraduate students, the fees are the following:

- Rs. 2000/- for registrations until May 15th, 2018

- Rs. 2500/- for registrations until May 20th, 2018

 For graduates and professionals, the fees are the following:

- Rs. 2500/- for registrations until May 15th, 2018

- Rs. 3000/- for registrations until May 20th, 2018   

Registrations have started and will last until May 20th, 2018, 17:00 Hrs.

In order to express interest and submit your CV, you are most welcome to contact the Summer School Convenor, Dr. Anil Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor, Greek Chair, JNU at e-mail:, Mobile No.- 8800557233.

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.