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CIS Facilities

CIS Facilities

Summary of IT Facilities available through JNU network

  • 24x7 access to the Information Highway Of Internet using 1Gbps of Internet bandwidth
  • JNU’s Official Web Site (
  • Mail accounts with JNU’s domain name ( and for faculty, administrators & for students)
  • Access to the online Journals subscribed by JNU (individually as well as a member of UGC Infonet)
  • Access to the JNU Library servers
  • Troubleshooting support in resolving network related problem at client side
  • Video conferencing with other institutions anywhere in the World


Summary of Facilities available on the JNU’s Official Web site

Apart from the general information related to the different Schools/Centres/Departments, JNU website provides the following facilities for users:-

  • JNU search engine: Faculty can be searched by full name, last name, designation, school, Centre, email id etc
  • Tree Search: it is a Search Facilities of faculty by school and centre
  • Faculty webpage: JNU website provides Faculty to have their own page on the JNU server, where faculty can have their profile, course material, reading lists for students
  • Tenders & Career: All the quotations/tenders and job posting are there.
  • Intranet Channel: This section has different types of forms, circular, notifications etc. This page has Video gallery, which consist of lectures, seminars of JNU.
  • Online Journals: They can be accessible through JNU website like Jstor, American Society for Microbiology,, Science online etc. Under the UGC-INFONET consortia, JNU has complimentary access to Encyclopedia Britannica Online, Oxford University Press, Springer link, Institute of Physics and many more. The library page has list of journals which library has currently subscribed.
  • Admission information: Website provides complete information on admission procedure, prospectus for entrance examination and other related information like links for admit card and results.
  • JNU Alumni: Ex-students can register themselves through website.
  • General information: JNU website has webpage of Schools, Centres, JNU news, ASC, JNIAS, organizations such as JNUTA, JNUFC, GSCASH etc, a list of MoU with foreign University. It also lists names of Deans and Chairpersons ( of Schools/Centres and also has the JNU telephone directory.
  • Hindi version of JNU website: developed in Unicode Devanagari.

Video Conferencing Facilities

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Video Conferencing facilities are provided by CIS in the Hall No. 2 of Lecture Hall Complex. The facility consists of a Sony PCS-1 video conferencing system which provides the latest in conferencing technology and Sony Bravia line of high-performance 46” LCD TV as monitor and 2 Mbps bandwidth connectivity dedicated for the purpose. This Video Conferencing equipment is installed in a studio-like environment with sound proofing and Air Conditioning facilities.

This videoconferencing facility of JNU can be utilised by all the Schools/Centres by sending a written application addressed to the Director (CIS) mentioning the purpose, date and time (IST), name of the institution and the IP address of their equipment. By using this facility a few Video conferencing sessions have already been arranged with some institutions such as CDAC (Pune) and SBRI, USA.

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.