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To provide scientific and technical facilities to the students, researchers and teachers of the university through design and development of scientific instruements, gadgets and by conducting academic programmes for  relavant sections of the university/ies and colleges.



  • The objectives of USIC have been broadly identified as follows: To acquire and develop skill for preventive maintenance and repairs of sophisticated instruments and to offer this expertise to other laboratories, as and when desired.
  • To organize short term courses/workshops on the use and application of various instruments for the benefit of research scholars, teachers and personnel from other laboratories, universities and industries.
  • To train technicians for maintenance and operation of sophisticated instruments.
  • To design and fabricate sophisticated instruments, their spare parts and also undertake research and development of instruments as per the users requirements through project support.
  • To participate in teaching of formal courses on instrumentation, conducted by other departments/agencies.
  • To provide consultancy service in instrumentation to industry/Govt. departments/other instiutions.
  • To carry out analysis of samples received from scientists working in universities, research institutions and industry.
  • To provide facilities to scientists to carry out measurements on sophisticated instruments not available in their own institutions.


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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.