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CSSEIP Research

CSSEIP Research

A unique feature of the CSDE is that it offers a site for research in collaboration with faculty of the School of Social Science. Faculty within the school has taken a lead in carrying out research projects. This has facilitated the growth of a rich body of research that is informed by multi – disciplinary perspectives. A number of research projects focusing on Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Minorities have been carried out on a range of themes such as labour market discrimination, segregation in housing, discrimination in maternal and child care, poverty, urban poverty ethnic prejudices, ghettoisation, marginalization of minority communities and socio-econimic transformation of tribes. Two working papers based on project reports have been published: (a) Caste and community based labour market discrimination: A pilot study in Noida and (b) Mapping the socio-economic status of Indian Muslims: A Factual Analysis.


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Library and Documentation Centre

The Centre has provided with a spacious library having a rich collection of more than a thousand books on themes relating to discrimination and exclusion. The centre has created a data base on the social and economic condition of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Minorities. A number of CDs on Census data have been purchased and kept in a depository in the CSSEIP for use by researchers. An annotated bibliography has been prepared by the centre on different aspects of discrimination and exclusion for the use of researchers.

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.