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JNU Staff Association

JNU Staff Association

The JNU Staff Association is a recognized association and it was established in 1972. As per its constitution, the office bearers and EC members are elected by the members of JNU Staff Association. Dr B.K. Roy and Shri Jagdish Lal have been the first President and General Secretary of JNU Staff Association in 1972-73. Dr P.C. Kesavan, Shri Bhawani Dutt, Shri P.K. Ghosh, Shri S.K. Madanpotra, Shri Inderaj Singh, Shri Balwant Singh Negi, Shri Amar Singh Rawat, Shri Chiranji Lal, late Shri Bhagat Singh Negi, Shri Devender Tiwari, Shri Gufran Khan, Shri Vijay Kumar, Shri Basant Yadav and Shri Tek Chand have been the Presidents of this Association. Likewise, Dr Kirshan Gopal, Shri J.S. Baweja, Shri Devi Sahai, Shri Prakash Singh Chahar, Shri Victor Voiz, Shri K.N. Joshi, Shri Radhey Shyam Sharma, Dr P.N. Jha, Shri R. S. Bhartwal, Shri Jagdish Vidyarthi, Shri Ajay Kumar and Shri Amar Singh Yadav have been the General Secretaries of this Association. Shri Avais Ahmad, ex Registrar of the University, was also been the President of this Association in 1984.


As per the notification dt: 12th February 2024, Elected Office Bearers are:


1. STAFF ASSOCIATION: 18 posts (07 Office Bearers, 10 JNUSA Executive Committee Members) and 01 JNU EC Member


Shri Vinod Singh
General Secretary
Shri Amar Singh Yadav

Shri Manish Gaur

Shri Naresh Chand

Joint Secretary-I
Shri Prem Singh Sahi

Joint Secretary-II
Shri Kanhaiya Lal Bairwa

Shri Santosh Kumar Sah
JNU EC Member
Shri Krishan Dev

JNU Staff Association EC Members (10 Post)
Shri Dheeraj Kumar, Shri Murari Lal Meena, Shri Narayan Gupta, Shri Om Prakash, Ms Pragati, Shri Ramesh Chand, Shri Sanjeev Kumar Sejwal, Shri Sheesh Pal, Shri Uttam Singh, Shri Vikram Singh




Shri Kishan Chand Juyal
General Secretary
Shri Saurabh Singhal

Shri Vinod Kumar

Joint Secretary
Shri Ganesh Chand Joshi

Shri Vinod Kumar Chamoli


          The Office of the Association is located on the ground floor of the School of Computer & System Sciences' building (adjacent to JNU SC/ST Employees Association's office). The telephone number of the Association's office is 011-26704631 and email address is: It has a mail/suggestion box, fixed in front of the office and a notice board for display of notices, etc. All JNU community, associations of other Universities and academic institutions are welcomed to JNU Staff Association's office. The JNUSA is also affiliated with the national bodies representing the Universities and Colleges like All India Universities Employees Association/Confederation.

          With full cooperation of its staff members, the JNU Staff Association has been working for the welfare of its employees as well as for the University's prosperity and development since its inception. 



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.