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JNU Central Library

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JNU Library                                                                                                                                                                                            

Towering above all academic complexes in university serene element, sitting on the confluences of the premises of school building is our great and time-honored central library. Its ground floor has a geographical spread of approx. 50000 Sq. ft. and the column of nine-storey building has a floor stretching itself in 6000 Sq. ft. The library is one of the largest repositories of books in the country shelving 5 lakh books and more than 50000 volumes.

It is adding 10000 books on an average per year through the agency of suggestions from faculties and students from different disciplines. It keeps on replicating the volumes of books as per requirements.

The Library also subscribes around 1000 journals, around 1000 serial the real Mc-coy, to quench the thirst of knowledge of its contemporary research scholars from international and national arena. Besides fertilizing the talents of university through physical study materials, it provides the virtual study material in the form of floppy, CD-ROM of books and internet.

The library is in mailing list of nearly all leading Newspapers of the world, all publications of Government of India as well as International agencies like WHO, UNESCO etc.

The library has an exchange relation with many Indian and International agencies and National Libraries throughout the world. The library has its own Local Network connected with a strong server with 48 terminals inside the library. Open Public Access Catalogue of the Library has databases of Books, Serials and other material. It is a member of Delhi Library Network and INFLIBNET. The Library is a part of JNU Wide Area Network and its databases can be accessed from all nodes of Network.

The Library acquires electronic collections mainly via consortia. Library subscribes to online journals related to computer science through INDEST Consortia like Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) digital library. The online digital library provides the complete collection of IEEE and ACM journals, conference proceedings and newsletter articles.

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.