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Applications for Research Assistant cum Project Coordinator in SAA

Applications for Research Assistant cum Project Coordinator in SAA

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School of Arts & Aesthetics
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi-110067

Applications are invited for the  following position in India (ICHR) - UK (AHRC) collaborative GRID Heritage ( Gender and Intersectionality on India and its Diaspora’s ) project entitled  "Cultural Heritage, Migration and the Indian Diaspora."

 POSITION: Research Assistant cum Project Coordinator

Essential qualification: Candidate must possess at least a Post Graduate Degree in Arts and Humanities preferably in the visual arts and / or  the performing arts.
Candidates with research degrees  (ongoing or completed MPhil / PhD) will be given preference.

Desirable: Candidates with prior work experience in conducting research  /  administrative work for exhibitions, organising and conducting workshops / seminars / conferences will be given precedence.

Salary: As per norms @ Rs. 15000 p.m. (all inclusive)

How to apply: Application on email along with biodata should reach the Project Investigator Dr. Parul Dave-Mukherji ( latest by 05:00 pm on 5th Dec. 2021

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by email about the online interview date and time.

The position is co-terminus with the project. The selected candidate will be appointed purely on a temporary basis, until the completion of the project (March 31, 2022) or until the services are required.


  1. Incomplete applications will be rejected, and any further request will not be entertained.
  2. The selected candidate should be physically available for the full duration between January 1 and January 21, 2022 in the premises of School of Arts & Aesthetics, JNU.
  3. Original Degree Certificates might be required of the selected candidate for inspection


Current Recruitment

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.