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A large number of fellowships are available for students who are pursuing their Master degree or the research degree. The details of the fellowships available are as follows:

M.A. Students

Means cum Merit Scholarship

A number of MCM scholarships are available for deserving and meritorious MA students whose parents/guardian's income doesn't exceed Rs. 2,50,000/- per annum or as decided by the University from time to time. The amount of the fellowship at present is Rs. 2000 for non-residents and Rs. 800 for resident students.

For more details click on the university main website link

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M.PHIL/PH. D Students

Junior Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship under UGC

Both these fellowships are being provided by the UGC Scholarship Scheme.

This fellowship is available to only those candidates who will be eligible for the award of fellowships who qualify in the national level test conducted by the UGC.

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC & ST

This fellowship is provided by the UGC in order to encourage students from the Scheduled Caste and the Scheduled Tribes.

For more details click on the UGC's link


Nirman Foundation Fund I


This fellowship is part of a lifetime endowment given by the eminent political theorist, Lord Professor Bhikhu Parekh to the centre. The centre provides this fellowship to MA students at the rate of Rs. 3500/ per month for a period of upto two years. Students are selected by a Committee constituted by the CPS faculty on the basis of criteria such as past academic record, socio-economic background and potential for performing well in postgraduate studies.

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.