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1.Though JNU is a Delhi-based University, it has gone out much beyond the metropolis by reaching to the door-steps of candidates having its entrance test at 39 Centres in all parts of the country. This has particularly benefited the economically weaker and socially deprived sections of society. Candidates from the above strata having flair for higher academic pursuits are given equal chance in JNU by competing with others in the entrance examination and potential candidates not only get selected but also pick up fast in terms of sociability, public awareness etc. Such students with strong academic base even compete and successfully come out in Civil Services and banking exams. The University serves as a catalyst in terms of personality formation of students from socially and economically weaker sections of society in particular and all other students in general. The students who have passed out from JNU are placed in academies, civil services, media, NGOs etc. all over the country.

2. The studies in JNU being interdisciplinary, students get exposure not only in the core discipline but also in other disciplines as well. This enhances their capability in terms of expression, vision, outlook and awareness which help them in competitive examinations and they have an edge over others in selections. Participatory teaching and research is the hallmark of JNU. Students are required to present seminars, quizzes, term-papers and to participate in group discussions. All this helps them to gain confidence in their public dealings as well. 

3. Continuous evaluation in JNU has stood the test of times for the last 30 years. It has set a model for other Universities to follow. The UGC have set the goal for other Universities to undertake reforms in examination system which is already being followed in JNU since its inception. JNU has earned the distinction of adhering to the schedules of admissions of students, fulfilling the teaching requirements, holding examinations on time, and declaration of results as announced in the Academic Calendar of the University. 

4. Another unique feature of JNU is that the Students Union manages its affairs without any intervention by the authorities. As per the Constitution, the Union sets up Election Commission to conduct elections. JNU student's elections are highly democratic and it is an example to be emulated by other student's organisations. 

5. Ragging is unheard of in the history of JNU. Publicity is given to condemn and curb such activities.

6. Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) has been functioning for sometime now. It is the policy of Jawaharlal Nehru University that no sexual harassment occurs at its campus. An employee or student may be subject to disciplinary action for violation of this policy.

7. Lastly, JNU is one University which has made a highly perceptible impact on Indian society by way of its national character, liberal and democratic ethos, high teaching standards, quality research and publications, etc. The presence of JNU's graduates and researchers can be seen in all walks of life including academics, administration, media and other fields of activities.

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.