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International collaboration

International collaboration

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) actively collaborates with several foreign Universities and Institutions and has established academic linkages with universities and institutions in 48 countries. Possibilities are being explored for academic collaborations with foreign universities of repute in other countries also.
There are two types of academic agreements:
1. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is signed with foreign universities if the academic collaboration involves more than one School of Study of the University; and
2. Agreement of Cooperation (AoC) is signed at the School level, specific to the field of study in a particular school of study.
Current Programs
1. Resources for Internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions in India (RISHII) Tuning Academy (DITA) Erasmus+ Project
Jawaharlal Nehru University is one of the 19 European and Indian partner institutions participating in the RISHII project. The project is a European Union-funded project (2020-2023) coordinated by the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain.
2. Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC)
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, has launched a new programme, i.e., Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC, JNU is the Nodal Institution for Norway under the program, and Director, International Collaboration is the Coordinator/Single Point of Contact (SPoC) in JNU.
Professor B.R. Panda
International Collaboration Office
102, Convention Centre
Jawaharlal Nehru University 
New Delhi 110067
Phone: +91-11-26738845 (Direct)

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.