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Student Tutors

Student Tutors

CIPOD students have been involved as Student Tutors for various MPhil courses offered by the Centre. This initiative has been taken under the aegis of Equal Opportunity Office, JNU that works towards creating socially congenial atmosphere for the growth of healthy interpersonal relations among students from various social backgrounds. The EOO places particular emphasis assisting the SC/ST students to overcome problems relating to discrimination. The remedial classes conducted at the MPhil level are one important step in that direction. The following CIPOD students have contributed to this initiative since 2012.

(*Updated till 2015)

Student Tutor/s

Course Title

Winter Semester 2015

Shubhi Misra

Concepts & Issues in Geopolitics (IO651)

Abhishek Choudhary

Research Methodology (IO612)

Sadhna Kad

India and International Organizations (IO653)

Kaveri Bedi

Science, Technology and National Security (IO621)



Monsoon Semester 2014

Tridip Bardalai

International Regional Organizations

Tishya Khillare

Theoretical Issues in International Organization

Sadhna Kad

United Nations and Global Problems

Jayanna Krupakar

India and Disarmament



Winter Semester 2014

Amna Sunmbul

Science, Technology and National Security

Anagha Ingole

Culture, Norms and Identity in World Politics

Smriti Sabbarwal

United Nations and Global Problems

Monsoon Semester 2013

Madhumita Das

Shubha Kamla Prasad

Theoretical Aspects of International Relations

Surabhi Singh

International Regional Organization

Sidharth Raimedhi

Realism and World Politics

Avipsu Halder

Globalization and the State

Debak Das

International Negotiation: Theory and Practice

Linamee Das

Theoretical Issues in International Organization

Amna Sunmbul

India and Disarmament

Winter Semester 2013

Yogesh Joshi

Research Methodology (Philosophy of Science)


Research Methodology (Quantitative Methods)


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.