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SLS Awards, Scholarship & Travel Grant

SLS Awards, Scholarship & Travel Grant

Prof. Gouri Shankar Singhal Merit Scholarship Award

A sum of Rs. 2,00,000 was donated in the year September 2004 by Prof. Sushila Singhal, wife of late Prof. G.S. Singhal, a former professor of photobiology in the School of Life Sciences as an endowment for instituting the “Prof. Gauri Shankar Singhal Merit Scholarship” to be awarded to an M.Sc. 4th semester student who has obtained the highest CGPA at the end of 3rd semester. 

The scholarship award carries an amount of Rs.1,000/- per month for a year or two semesters from the date of registration into the Monsoon Semester until the end of Winter Semester, excluding the vacation period, subject to the condition that he/she is not in receipt of any other scholarship/ fellowship from any other source, excluding the vacation period.

The complete list of awardees till date can be found here.

 

Sr.No.

Name of Student

Duration of Award

1

Ms. Shipra Das

2006-07

2

Ms. Nidhi

2007-08

3

Ms. Vidhi Mathur

2008-09

4

Ms. Ananya Chowdhary

2009-10

5

Ms. Nimisha Mittal

2010-11

6

Ms. Priyanka Tyagi

2011-12

7

Ms. Sneh Lata Gupta

2012-13

8

Ms. Ranjana Sharma

2013-14

9

Ms. Smriti Arya

2014-15

10

Ms Pema Lhamo

2015-16

11

Ms. Avipsa Bose

2016-17

12

Mr. Himanshu Bhatt

2017-18

13

Ms. Aarti

2018-19

Smt. Jaswant  Kaur  Khurana Merit Award 

A sum of Rs.5,00,000 was donated in the year December 2004 by Prof. Jai Kishan Khurana, father of Prof. R. Madhubala, School of Life Sciences as an endowment for instituting the Smt. Jaswant Kaur Khurana Merit Award. This is an annual one-time award of Rs.15,000 to a student who obtained the highest rank at the conclusion of the M.Sc./ M. Phil./Ph.D. programmes out of the interests earned on the endowment created for the purpose.

The complete list of awardees till date can be found here

Sr.No

Name of Student

Programme

Year of Award

Batch

1

Ms. Bhawana Sethu Lakshmi

M.Phil.

2009

2008-09

2

Ms. Vidhi Mathur

M.Phil.

2010

2009-10

3

Ms. Meghna Gupta

M.Phil.

2011

2010-11

4

Ms. Ishani Majumdar

M.Phil.

2012

2011-12

5

Ms. Nimisha Mittal

M.Phil.

2013

2012-13

6

Ms. Poonam Kumari

M.Phil.

2014

2013-14

7

Ms. Pragyan Parimita Rath

M.Phil.

2015

2014-15

8

Mr. Subhash Chandra Sethi

M.Phil.

2016

2015-16

9

Mr. Ravi Shankar Gautam

M.Phil.

2017

2016-17

 

Prof. Ramesha Rao Scholarship and Travel Grant

A sum of Rs.10,00,000 was donated in the year January 2010 by Prof. (Mrs.) K. Sudha Rao, wife of Late Prof. A. Ramesha Rao, on behalf of family members and some students of Prof. Ramesha Rao as an endowment for instituting the “A. Ramesha Rao Scholarship and Travel Grant” for students who secured the highest grade in Cancer Biology, a discipline in which Professor Rao had specialized and guided students during his tenure as professor in the School of Life Sciences, JNU.  The award is for a period of 10 months @ Rs.3,000/- per month and a travel grant of up to Rs.30,000/- to an M.Phil/Ph.D student for presenting paper in international conference, seminar, etc. in the area of Cancer Biology.

The complete list of awardees till date can be found here

S. No.

Name of Student

Batch

Joined

Year of Award

Scholarship/Travel Grant

1.

Ms. Reena Kumari,
Ph.D student

2011-2012

2012

Travel Grant 

2.

Mr. Anwar Alam,
Ph.D student

2013-2014

2013

Travel Grant 

3.

Ms. Chanchal Sonkar, M.Sc. student

2013-2015

2014

Scholarship

4.

Ms. Monisha Uppal,
M.Sc. student

2014-2016

2015

Scholarship

5.

Ms. Annu Kala,
M.Sc. student

2015-2017

2016

Scholarship

6.

Ms. Priti Kumari,
M.Sc. student

2016-2018

2017

Scholarship

7.

Ms. Charvy Rana,
M.Sc. student

2018-2020

2019

Scholarship

Smt. Kailash Hans Bhalla Memorial Award

A sum of Rs. 5,00,000 was donated in the year July 2013 by Prof. Neera Bhalla Sarin, a former professor in the School of Life Sciences, JNU as an endowment to institute the “Smt. Kailash Hans Bhalla Memorial Award for Plant Sciences” to be awarded to 4th semester M.Sc. student/s who have secured highest marks (aggregates of the two courses) in both Plant Physiology (2nd Semester) and Plant Development Biology (3rd Semester).

The award carries a certificate, memento and a cash prize out of the interests earned on the endowment created for the purpose.  In case of more than one awardee, the prize money will be equally distributed among them.

The complete list of awardees till date can be found here

Sr.No

Name of Student

Batch

Joined

Year of Award

1.

Ms. Kiran Bala

2012-14

2014

2.

Ms. Kritika Singh

2012-14

2014

3.

Ms. Amrita Singh

2012-14

2014

4.

Ms. Pragyan Parimita Rath

2012-14

2014

5.

Ms. Smriti Arya

2013-15

2015

6.

Ms. Sudesh

2013-15

2015

7.

Ms. Mamta Kalsi

2014-16

2016

8.

Ms. Sohini Samaddar

2014-16

2016

9.

Ms. Avipsa Bose

2015-17

2017

10.

Ms. Thokchom Bapi Chanu

2015-17

2017

11.

Ms. Priti Kumari

2016-18

2018

12.

Mr. Himanshu Bhatt

2016-18

2018

13.

Ms. Sushma Mohanty

2016-18

2018

Mr. Swastik Behera

2016-18

2018

Ms. Vrinda Kapoor

2017-19

2019

Ms. Aarti

2017-19

2019

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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.