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CRCAS Programme

CRCAS Programme

The Centre offers two-year M. Phil programme and an integrated six-year M.Phil/Ph.D programme. It also admits students who have already completed M.Phil to Direct Ph.D Programme (four years). Besides these, the Centre offers specialised courses for M.A. programme in the School of International Studies. 


Course Title Teacher
 Russian Political System : Prof. Anuradha M. Chenoy
 Foreign Policy of Russia : Dr. Sanjay Kumar Pandey


Course Title Teacher
 Russian Language: Dr. Preeti Das
 Research Methodology: Dr. Rajan Kumar
 Politics and Society in Russia: Prof. Anuradha M. Chenoy
 State and Regional Security in Central Asia: Prof. Ajay Patnaik
 Politics and Society in Modern Central Asia: Prof. A. Patnaik & Dr. Nalin Mohapatra
 Politics and Society in Trans-Caucasia: Prof. Tulsiram
 International Communist Movement During The Soviet & post-Soviet period: Prof. Tulsiram and Dr. K.B. Usha
 Foreign Policy of New Russia: Prof. A. M. Chenoy & Prof. A. Mohanty
 Economic Development in Central Asia: Dr. Tahir Asghar
 Foreign Policy of Central Asian States: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Pandey & Dr. Phool Badan
 Economic Transformation of Russia, Ukraine and Belaur: Prof. Arun Mohanty
 Politics of modernisation in Central Asia: Dr. Phool Badan

Students after successfully completing the entrance test and viva voce could join the M.Phil. programme of the Centre. The course-work involves 18 credits (6 compulsory, core and optional courses) to be completed in three semesters. One more semester is allowed for writing the dissertation on a topic decided by the student in consultation with the supervisor allotted by the Centre.

    There is no pre-determined theme for PhD programme. Research scholars are free to choose research themes from any area of interest pertaining to the Centre's specialization. Students are required to complete another year of Russian language course work. M.Phil students after completing the programme could join the Ph.D programme. Students who have completed their M.Phil from other universities with first division can also apply for Direct Ph.D programme and join the same if selected.

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.