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PhD in Social Sciences in Health (CSM)

PhD in Social Sciences in Health (CSM)

Eligibility : Social Sciences and other disciplines allied to public health; Masters degree/ M.Phil. in Social Sciences, Humanities Management, Sciences, Technology and allied subjects/fields with at least 55% marks from a recognized University/Institutions or its equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed. OR A candidate seeking admission after a 4-year/8-semester bachelor’s degree programme in Social Sciences, Humanities Management, Sciences, Technology and allied subjects/fields should have a minimum of 75% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade on a point scale wherever the grading system is followed. Relaxation to SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy layer)/PWD/EWS as per the UGC Regulations 2022.


PhD in Social Sciences in Health (CSM)
Course No.
First Semester (Core)
SM 601
Community Health and Its Organization in India
SM 606
Research Methodology
SM 607
Social Science Issues in Community Health
SM 608
Social Sciences: Towards an Integrated Approach
Second Semester (Core)
SM 609
Review of the Current Issues in Social Sciences in health
Optional Courses*
SM 613
Nutrition and Maternal and Child Health
SM 620
Comparative Studies in Health Systems
SM 622
Application of Anthropology in Health
SM 624
Communication and Helath
SM 626
Women and Health
SM 642
Urbanization and Public Health in India
SM 643
Population Health and Development
SM 660
Research & Publication Ethics (RPE) (w.e.f. 2022)
*Optional Courses are offered during second semester as per availability of concerned faculty.


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.