Objectives and Functions


  • To advance research studies with a special focus on security, governance, diplomacy, connectivity, trade, history, culture, society, literature, diaspora, language and the like.

  • To enhance the level of student/scholar connect with various academic and other governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental institutions of the region through exchanges and internships.

  • To offer region-specific courses at Undergraduate (open elective mode) and Masters levels.

  • To attract Doctoral and Post-Doctoral candidates for the Centre so that expertise in the region is enhanced and sustained in the long run.

  • To promote East Asian languages – especially Chinese, Japanese, and Korean – in order to boost the level of grounding in the region.



  • An open collaborative approach will be taken with the like minded organisations in the form of joint lectures, workshops, seminars, conferences and roundtable discussions.

  • To work on a research project aiming at providing research solutions for the East Asian Province.

  • An opportunity provided by the CEAS team for the UG-PG students as a platform to learn, re-learn and un-learn in a South Asian perspective on behalf of the centre.

  • Spearhead exchange programmes for students, research scholars and faculty members. Involve in the capacity-building of teaching and scholar community from time to time.

  • Promote Inter-University academic programmes on a credit sharing basis. Develop database and share resource persons and academic repositories among the network institutions.

  • Organise inter-disciplinary academic and cultural events by involving other like-minded institutions. Institute fellowships for students and doctoral scholars working on East Asia.

  • Monitor and evaluate current developments in the East Asian region on a periodic basis.

  • Bring out wide-ranging and well-researched publications (journal articles, books, opinion pieces, research papers and edited volumes) on various issues of the area.




Jefin Jerry

July to August 2022

Center for East Asian Studies provided me with constant guidance and support throughout my internship, and the members of this Center are rooted in the vision of delivering impactful innovations and solutions to global challenges in East Asia. Proud to be a part of this team.

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Fedhuwa Nara Parambath

Research Affiliate, June to July 2022

My experience at the Centre for East Asian Studies has been quite positive. I am deeply grateful to my mentors, who made this internship a fruitful learning experience. The internship was enlightening, giving me a new perspective on East Asia and its vast and diverse cultures and communities.

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Rose Paul

Research Affiliate, June to July 2022

The internship with the centre was a great learning experience and a wonderful opportunity. The centre broadened my horizons and helped me identify my interests, strengths and weaknesses.

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Vishesh Sharma

Bachelor of Arts Journalism, Psychology, English, Christ University, Bengaluru

The time I spent at the centre was refreshing and I gained a deeper insight into the world of geopolitics by the seminars held by the Centre.

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Renee Vincent

Stella Maris College, Chennai

The internship met all my expectations. I learned a alot from it about how to systematically compile information and assimilate it into my research. I was thoroughly satisfied with how the Centre mentored me and I am grateful for the opportunity.

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Patricia Cherlyn

Stella Maris College, Chennai

The Centre has given me immense knowledge of how to research and, most importantly, to make the research relevant and functional. The mentors have guided me throughout the internship and were very accommodating and welcoming. The internship provided me with an opportunity to write and publish my first research paper, and I would use the methodologies and learnings throughout

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Josna Shibu Mathew

Stella Maris College, Chennai

My internship at CEAS has been a great learning experience, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have interned with such a prestigious institution. I consider the experience highly valuable as it gave me insights into conducting organized research and structuring my writing effectively.

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