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Documentation Cell

Documentation Cell

The Centre hosts a Documentation Cell for academic material related to public health. To support the Centre’s focus on interdisciplinarity, the Cell maintains a collection of books from a wide range of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, psychology, economics, history, politics, demography, statistics, public administration and from the disciplines that are traditionally included in public health. Besides, the Cell maintains a collection of government reports, reports published by international agencies working for public health, M.Phil. dissertations, MPH study reports and Ph.D. thesis. The Cell also has a small collection of films relevant to the discipline.

The Centre gratefully acknowledges the annual contributions made by the family of Late Dr. Alpana Sagar towards purchase of new books for the Cell.


List of M.Phil. Dissertations 

List of MCH/MPH Reports 

List of Ph.D. Theses



How to access dissertations/theses?

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Select ‘E-thesis to ETD’

Step 3: Type the title of the dissertation/thesis, or the author’s name, and press ‘submit’. You will be able to locate the document.

Step 4: Press ‘Click here to View: <link>’


Note: (1) Dissertations/theses submitted during last three years are not accessible. (2) MPH Reports are not available online.(3) PhD Theses can also be accessed through Shodhganga


Contact Documentation Cell

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.