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March 11, 2021 – Innovation Ambassador Talk – Making of an Entrepreneur by Dr Hemant Kushwaha


April 10, 2021 – Leadership Talk on Nuances of an Investable Business Plan by Vishal Gandhi (Founder and CEO BIORx Venture)


June 19, 2021 – Panel Discussion on Promoting Science, Technology, Innovation through Collaboration – STIP 2020
       Prof Sandeep Verma (Secretary, SERB)
       Prof Bal Ram Singh (Prof and Director, Botulinum Research Center, USA)
       Prof Rupesh Chaturvedi (Prof, SBT JNU)
       Prof Anil Kumar Tripathi (Prof, SBT BHU)


June 26, 2021 – Panel discussion on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Panelists were from Academia and Industry)
       Prof VR Sinha (Dean of Univ Instruction, Panjab Univ)
       Dr Navjeet Singh (Head-Medical Affairs, ASPAC Medical Affairs, Biomerieux India)
       Dr Animesh Chaturvedi (Head, Regulatory Writing and Submissions, Novartis Healthcare Pvt Ltd)
       Dr Vishwanath Iyer (Vice President, Technology and Innovation, Paraxel)
July 02, 2021 – Leadership Talk on How to COVID - proof your venture by Mr Bhoopendra Kumar (Product Owner, Astute Giraffe Co-Founder & CEO KrishiHuB)


July 16, 2021 – Leadership Talk on Supportive Role of IPR in Innovation and Product Development (Tentative) by Pooja Bhatia Vasaikar (Chief Manager, Innovation-Technology Transfer Office (i-TTO) at Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer, USA)


July 28, 2021 - Leadership Talk on Building IP, Innovation Ecosystem in Academic Institutions by Prof Unnat P Pandit, Intellectual Property Management Cell, 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.