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Area I-research

Area I-research

Mathematical modeling is a fast and effective tool for better understanding of the interaction of various systems with the environment. Therefore interest is centered around modelling. (a) Ecosystems (b) Non-linear biological and physical systems and (c) Theoretical aspects of astrophysical plasmas. Atmosphere is a medium of transport and diffusion of pollutants, and, once the pollutants are released into the air, they are at the control of atmospheric conditions. Monitoring pollutants is expensive and time consuming, but modeling is least expensive and fast. Therefore, air quality simulation models for point, non-point and multiple sources in different terrain conditions and acid rain are being developed. These have also utility in Environmental Impact Assessment studies for all types of industries. Tropical cyclones transfer various physical properties including pollutants from surface layers to upper troposphere and beyond, They can also act as scavengers of pollutants. For a better understanding of these processes, mathematical modeling of tropical cyclones is in progress. Population migration from rural areas into urban complexes lead to deterioration of air quality and noise levels and effect urban climate. To assess the impact of urbanization spatial variation of air quality in respect of ubiquitous pollutants like SO2,Nox,TSP,O3 along with meteorological parameters and noise levels are being monitored. Experiments are also being conducted to assess the efficacy of various screens particularly vegetation for mitigation of noise and improving air quality and urban climate. Also for quick estimation of noise and for the assistance of regulatory agencies, mathematical models are being developed for industrial sources and urban areas. Aerosols depending upon their size distribution, effect climate. Modeling energy consumption and studies on impact of aerosols on climate are, also in progress. Modernization has led to the use of electrical appliances our daily life causing electrical fields around us. In order to arrive at a safely criteria, experiments simulating the commonly occurring frequency levels are being conducted on the biological effects of anthropogenic electr opollution. The work on biological tissue characterisation using ultrasound is also in progress.

Area I Faculty

Dr. Amit Kumar Mishra

Prof. Krishan  Kumar

Prof. A.P.  Dimri

Dr. Arun Kumar  Srivastava

Dr. Ram Pravesh Kumar

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.