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CITD Vacancy

CITD Vacancy

Centre for International Trade and Development
School of international Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi- 110067


Applications are invited for the posts of Research Associate (one post) and Research Assistant (one post) in the ICSSR funded project titled  “Examining contribution of Corporate Social Responsibility Expenditure in India towards Achieving Economic Development and Sustainable Development Goals”.


Essential Qualifications: The applicant must have MA/MSc degree in Economics (with a minimum of 55% marks).


Desirable Qualifications: Candidates having an MPhil/PhD degree in economics, having good writing skills, knowledge of Statistical packages such as Stata and R, and previous research experience are strongly encouraged to apply.


Research Associate: Rs 25000 per month (As per ICSSR norms).

Research Assistant: Rs 20000 per month (As per ICSSR norms).


Research Associate: The selected candidate will be appointed on a purely temporary basis initially for a period of one year which may be renewed, based on satisfactory performance, for another 6 months as per the norms of ICSSR rules.


Research Assistant: The selected candidate will be appointed on a purely temporary basis initially for a period of 6 months which may be renewed, based on satisfactory performance, for another 6 months as per the norms of ICSSR rules.


Interested candidates may send their application (only one consolidated PDF file) by email only. Application must include the following: (i) cover letter with recent Photograph, (ii) resume mentioning the name, date of birth, telephone/mobile no., email address, permanent and correspondence address (iii) details of education /essential qualifications (starting from high school or equivalent) (iv) previous work experience (v) self-attested copies of certificates and (vi) name, phone number, email and address of two referees, in only one consolidated PDF file.


Application should be submitted via email to the following email addresses;; latest by 23.11.2022. The subject line of the email should read as “Application for the Post of RA in ICSSR CSR Project”.


Only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. The date of the interview will be communicated to the shortlisted candidates through email/phone. JNU reserves the right to not fill the post or relax any of the qualification criteria in case the candidate is found otherwise well qualified by the Selection Committee.


Professor Sangeeta Bansal
(Principal Investigator),
Centre for International Trade and Development
Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi-110067

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.