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Career Opportunities in Mathematics at SPS


We are a small group of mathematicians with research interests in Algebraic and Analytic Number Theory, Arithmetic Geometry, Elliptic Curves, Dynamical Systems, Probability theory on Lie Groups, Number Theory and Operator Algebras.

We currently have a doctoral programme in Mathematics. Once we have sufficient strength we plan to start a Masters programme as well. We are actively inviting faculty applications in all major branches of mathematics. The official job advertisement can be found here. If interested you can also contact one of us by email.

Faculty positions are regularly advertised through national newspapers and also on JNU's website.


We do not have funds to host visitors at present.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Candidates with research interests similar to those of the Maths faculty at SPS, JNU and possessing external postdoctoral fellowships like the ones provided by NBHM, DST, INSPIRE, D.S. Kothari and others are encouraged to apply for a postdoctoral position at SPS, JNU. If interested, please write to the Dean, SPS or one of us depending upon your research interest.

Research Scholars

A candidate has to write an entrance exam which is then followed by an interview.

The details for admission to a Ph.D. programme can be found on the Admissions page on JNU's website.

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.