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Group of Adult Education

Group of Adult Education

The Group of Adult Education (GAE) is one of the six special UGC-supported Programmes/Units of the School of Social Sciences (SSS). The GAE is one of the vibrant research, training, information, documentation and publishing nodal centres on literacy, adult education, non-formal education, education and lifelong learning, development education and continuing education across the country. By linking educational research, policy and practice in all these areas, GAE makes a special contribution in enhancing access to learning, and improving the environment and quality of learning in various sub-disciplines of adult education and lifelong learning for all.

GAE provides academic, research, training and consultancy services in literacy, non-formal education, adult and lifelong learning, sustainable livelihoods programme, development education, consumer education and awareness to various stakeholders including citizens, government agencies, and NGOs. GAE works in close cooperation with the National Directorate of Adult Education and Planning Commission (both under Union Government of India) and with its sister departments in the University of Delhi and Jamia Milia and Islamia.

Above: Prof. Alan Rogers (Uppingham Seminars, UK) speaking at the International Seminar. Seated are: Prof. Shahid Mehdi (Vice-Chancellor of JMI), Mr. Jagan Mathew (Director General, National Literacy Mission, Government of India), & Prof S.Y. Shah .


List of courses being offered in Winter Semester 2021

Optional 04 Credit Optional Coursework for the MA students is offered in the Winter Semester by the Group of Adult Education, School of Social Sciences (Course Teacher: Dr. Ajay Kumar)
Course Title: Development Education
Course Code: AE 402




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.