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SLS - Visitors to the School

SLS - Visitors to the School

  • Dr. David Dennings, University of Manchester, November, 2002.
  • Dr. Barbara Cybulska, Technical University of Gdansk, Feb 2003.

  • Dr. Joachim Morchausser, Wurzburg University, Feb., 2003.

  • Dr. Joachim Ernst, University of Dusseldorf, March 2003.

  • Prof. Fleischer, Director, Bon Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine, Hamburg, Germany.

  • Prof. Peter Eggenberg, Bioenergetics Lab, Geneva, Switzerland. (April 9, 2003).

  • Prof. Ross Barnard, Biotechnology Program Co-ordinator, The University of Queensland, Australia (April 10, 2003).

  • Prof. Klaus Appenroth, University of Jena, Germany (August 1, 2003).

  • Dr. S. Venkatesan, NIAID, NIH, Bethesda (September 2, 2002).

  • Dr. Nancy Guillen & Dr. Elisabath Labrayere, Institute Pasteur, Paris (September 22, 2003).

  • Dr. Hasan Mukhtar, Department of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin, USA(November 7, 2003).

  • Dr. Shubha Anand, Department of Oncology, University of Cambridge, UK (Nov. 14, 2003).

  • Prof. Ramesh Bhalla, Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa, USA (November 27, 2003).

  • Dr. Girdhar K. Pandey, Plant & Microbial Biology Department, UC-Berkeley, USA (December 5, 2003).

  • Dr. Balram Singh, Professor and Dreyfus Teacher Scholar, University of Massachusetts, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Dartmouth, USA (December 19, 2003).

  • Dr. Rashmi Barbhaiya, President R&D, Ranbaxy Laboratory (December 19, 2003).

  • Dr. Indrani Som, Georgetown University, USA (December 22, 2003).

  • Dr. Bidyut Mohanty, Scientist, Medical University South Carolina, USA (December 29, 2003).

  • Dr. Vikas B. Palhan, HDF Fellow, Research Associate, Laboratory of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Rockefeller University, New York, USA (January 21, 2004).

  • Dr. Ashis Kumar Nandi, Division of Biology, Kansas State University, USA (January 23, 2004).

  • Prof. A.S. Chung, Department of Biology Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea (January 28, 2004).

  • Dr. Rana P. Singh, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Colorado Health Sciences Centre, Denver, USA (February 3, 2004).

  • Prof. David Mirelman, Wizemann Institute of Sciences, Israel (February 11, 2004).

  • Prof. Partha P. Majumder, Head, Anthropology & Human Genetics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (February 26, 2004).

  • Dr. Reto Strasser, Geneva, Switzerland (March 9, 2004).

  • Dr. Vikas Goel, Harvard Medical College, USA (March 17, 2004).

  • Dr. Anant Menon, University of Wisconsin, USA (March 18, 2004).

  • Dr. Arun Goyal, Dept. of Biotechnology, University of Minnesota, USA (March 23, 2004).

  • Dr. N. Qureshi, United States Department of Agriculture, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, USA (March 26, 2004).

  • Dr. Lihua Xiao, CDC, Atlanta (May 7, 2004).

  • Dr. Sushil K. Jha, Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Pennsynvania, USA (July 5, 2004).

  • Dr. Nagendra Yadava, University of California, Sandiego (July 13, 2004).

  • Dr. Ulhas P. Naik, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, USA (July 23, 2004).

  • Prof. S. Hirashima, Professor Emiritus, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan (September 9, 2004).

  • Dr. Ajay Kumar Saxena, Structural Biology Section (SBS), Laboratory of Immunogenetics, NIAID/National Institute of Health, USA (September 16, 2004).

  • Dr. P. Shekhar Reddy, Associate Professor, John Hopkins University, USA (September 17, 2004).

  • Dr. Klaus Weishaupt, WITec, Germany (October 1, 2004).

  • Dr. Bernard J. Carroll, University of Queensland, Australia (November 3, 2004).

  • Dr. Krishnamurthy Shanakarling, Dept. of Biochemistry, TWJ Medical School, Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey, USA (January 4, 2005).

  • Dr. Steve Reed, Infestious Disease Research Institute, Seattle, Washington, USA (January 11, 2005).

  • Dr. William A. Petri, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA (January 14, 2005).

  • Dr. Nat Kav, University of Alberta, Canada (January 25, 2005).

  • Dr. Saubhik Sengupta, Dept. of Cancer Biology, Lerner Research Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA (February 11, 2005)

  • Prof. Vijay K. Kalra, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Southern California, USA (February 18, 2005)

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.