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The Mahi Mandavi hostel located on the JNU campus in Paschimabad –I khand   Mahi Mandavi is one of the newest hostel in JNU Campus. This hostel was started from the year 2001 as a boy’s hostel.  Rooms are duel occupancy. The side of the hostel is surrounded by the lush green forest. The hostel has 234 rooms and one dormitories hall with 20 beds. The hostel has a gym, a reading room and two TV rooms for residents. There are sports facilities like badminton court and carom board. The hostel provides an excellent environment for academic work of residents. 


Keeping with the democratic ethos of JNU, the Hostel elections are held every year at the beginning of the New Year and presided over by the four Wardens of the hostel. The Hostel President, the Hostel Committee with six members and the Mess Committee with the six members are elected every year.




Senior Warden

Mess Warden

Sanitation & Maintenance Warden

Health & Recreation Warden

Dr. Saumyajit Ray

Dr. Arun Kumar Srivastava

Prof. Mazar Asif


Dr. Gautam Kumar Jha



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.