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Group of Adult Education

Group of Adult Education

The Group of Adult Education (GAE) is one of the six special UGC-supported Programmes/Units of the School of Social Sciences (SSS). The GAE is one of the vibrant research, training, information, documentation and publishing nodal centres on literacy, adult education, non-formal education, education and lifelong learning, development education and continuing education across the country. By linking educational research, policy and practice in all these areas, GAE makes a special contribution in enhancing access to learning, and improving the environment and quality of learning in various sub-disciplines of adult education and lifelong learning for all.

GAE provides academic, research, training and consultancy services in literacy, non-formal education, adult and lifelong learning, sustainable livelihoods programme, development education, consumer education and awareness to various stakeholders including citizens, government agencies, and NGOs. GAE works in close cooperation with the National Directorate of Adult Education and Planning Commission (both under Union Government of India) and with its sister departments in the University of Delhi and Jamia Milia and Islamia.



Prof. Kaushal Kumar Sharma

Dean, SIS

Above: Prof. Alan Rogers (Uppingham Seminars, UK) speaking at the International Seminar. Seated are: Prof. Shahid Mehdi (Vice-Chancellor of JMI), Mr. Jagan Mathew (Director General, National Literacy Mission, Government of India), & Prof S.Y. Shah .


List of courses being offered in Monsoon Semester 2021

Course title: Citizenship Education and Globalization: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives
Course Code: AE 301
Course Teacher: Dr. Ajay Kumar, Associate Professor, Room 212, GAE, SSS-1 Building
Course content
The course begins with lectures/assignments on central topics within the social sciences with relevance to citizenship education, including democracy, politics, citizens, citizenship, state, elements of state, nation-state, welfare state, identity and political/social inclusion and exclusion.
The lectures/assignments will help to give students a theoretical and methodological basis for the work with their assignments. In working on the assignment the students use various sources in connection to practical public problems and issues visible locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, e.g. analysis of CAA, NRC, NPR, Delhi Riots of 2020, UAPA, JNU community problems like fee hike, plagiarism, road rage in Delhi, domestic violence, gender violence, child abuse, sexism in advertising, refugees problem, corruption, climate change, floods, droughts, negative use of social media, threats to democracy by forces of fundamentalism and populism, etc . 
_*The more formal topics are:*_
1. What is Citizenship Education (in short, CE), meaning and scope of CE, future of CE
2. What is citizen, citizenship, state and nation state, elements of state, welfare state, neo-liberal state, definition of politics, identity and identity politics, social and political exclusion/inclusion
3. History of citizenship and Citizenship Education
4. Typologies of Citizenship and Citizenship Education;
T.H. Marshall' conception of citizen's and rights, critiques of Marshall
5. Citizenship Education, elements of Citizenship Education, Practical issues and problems of contemporary significance (locally, nationally and internationally)
6. Globalization: it's nature, contemporary issues, nature of global interdependence, Global Citizenship Education (GCE) or Cosmopolitan Citizenship, challenges for democratic education for citizenship in the era of globalisation.
_*Learning outcomes:*_
Give students an introduction to key topics in the social sciences, a greater understanding of practical problems and issues through work with their own assignment/ project and an introduction to academic writing.
_*Learning methods and activities:*_
Lectures/seminar presentation/assignments and supervision on the topic/project assignment.
_*Compulsory End Semester assignments:*_
1. Submission of two compulsory term papers (2500 words each for term papers) or one term paper and a book review (1200 words for the book review).
2. One compulsory paper/seminar presentation on any one term paper or book review submitted.
Both the above (1 & 2) will be of 50% value.
3. End semester examination of 50% value.


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.