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DELHI Jawahar Lal Nehru University
Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road (Central University)
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Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road (Central University)
Established in Year: 1965

The bill for the establishment of Jawaharlal Nehru University was placed in the Rajya Sabha on September 1, 1965 by the then Education Minister, Mr M.C. Chagla. During the discussion that followed, Hon. M.P. Mr. Bhushan Gupta voiced the opinion that this should not be yet another university. New faculties should be created, including scientific socialism, and one thing that this university should ensure was to keep noble ideas in mind and provide accessibility to students from weaker sections of society. The JNU Bill was passed in Lok Sabha on 16th November 1966 and the JNU Act came into force on 22nd April, 1969.

The University is located, since 1976, on a campus that is spread over approximately 1000 acres of land on the Aravali range in New Delhi, which has now been turned into a green and open area though many academic buildings, hostels, and residences for faculty and staff have come up during the last forty years. Presently the University has over 7300 students, who come from all parts of the country and abroad, and from all sections of society. There are over 500 faculty members in addition to administrative staff who, along with students, live on campus, and they interact and mingle with each other irrespective of social or professional status.

The living ambience and social milieu of the campus is also reflected in an integrated, interdisciplinary approach in teaching and research. There is freedom to define and design course content or start new courses. Research themes evolve with new developments in the area and the interface between different areas of study. Everyone at the university competes with himself/herself to excel in their own field of research. JNU is academically and socially a vibrant place where all have space to express their views.

The ten Schools and four special centres of the university produce high quality research publications, books, working papers and M.Phil and Ph,D theses. The JNU alumni occupy important positions, in academics, government, private sector, and in fact in all walks of life. Recently JNU has been ranked by the NAAC as the top University in the country.

JNU will continue to play a major role in the field of higher education, by seeding new ideas and creating knowledge, and by imparting high level of training with values and social commitment.

Recognised Institutes

JNU has granted recognition and accreditation to the following prestigious institutions across the country. This has added to the true national character of the University. Representatives of these Institutions serve on various academic and statutory bodies of the JNU. Similarly, JNU faculty also participate in the academic bodies of these Institutions.

Defence Institutions

  • Army Cadet College, Dehradun
  • College of Military Engineering, Pune
  • Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, Secunderabad
  • Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow
  • National Defence Academy, Pune
  • Naval College of Engineering, Lonavala


Research and Development Institutions

  • Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (CCMB)
  • Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram (CDS)
  • Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow (CDRI)
  • Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow (CIMAP)
  • Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh (IMTECH)
  • International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi (ICGEB)
  • National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi (NII)
  • Inter-University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi (IUAC)
  • Raman Research Institute, Bangalore (RRI)
  • National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi (NIPGR)
  • Bhabha Aomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai (BARC)

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School of Arts and Aesthetics



School of Biotechnology

  • M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
  • Ph.D. (Biotechnology)


School of Computational and Integrative Sciences

  • Computational Genomics
  • Development of Tools in Bioinformatics
  • Structure based Bioinformatics and in silico Drug Discovery
  • Database Management
  • Microarray Analysis and Data mining
  • Systems Biology


School of Computer and System Sciences

  • M.C.A. (6 Semesters)
  • M.Tech.(3 Semesters)
  • Ph.D.


School of Environmental Sciences

  • M.Sc
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.


School of International Studies

  • M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes of study:
    i) American Studies
    ii) Latin American Studies
    iii) West European Studies
    iv) Canadian Studies
    v) Diplomatic Studies
    vi) International Legal Studies
    vii) International Trade and Development
    viii) Chinese Studies
    ix) Japanese and Korean Studies
    x) International Politics
    xi) International Organisation
    xii) Disarmament Studies
    xiii) Political Geography
    xiv) Russian and East European Studies
    xv) South Asian Studies
    xvi) South East Asian & Southwest Pacific Studies
    xvii) Central Asian Studies
    xviii) West Asian and North African Studies
    xix) Sub-Saharan African Studies

  • M.A. Politics (International Studies)
  • M.A. Economics (with specialisation on World Economy)


School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies (SLL&CS)

  • five- year integrated B.A./M.A. programmes and part-time Certificate and Diploma courses
    Centre of Arabic and African studies
    Centre for Chinese and South East Asian Studies
    Centre for English Studies
    Centre for French and Francophone Studies
    Centre of German Studies
    Centre of Indian Languages
    Centre for Japanese Studies
    Centre for Korean Studies
    Centre for Linguistics
    Centre of Persian and Central Asian Studies
    Centre of Russian Studies
    Centre of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian & Latin American Studies


School of Life Sciences

  • M.Sc
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D.


School of Physical Sciences

  • M.Sc
  • Pre-Ph.D.


School of Social Sciences

  • M.A.
  • M.Phil
  • Ph.D.


Centre for the Study of Law and Governance

  • Doctoral Programme
  • MPhil/ PhD Programme


Special Centre for Molecular Medicine

  • Ph.D. Programme
  • Pre-Ph.D Programme


Special Centre for Nanoscience

  • Ph.D.


Special Centre for Sanskrit Studies

  • M.A.
  • M.Phil
  • Ph.D.

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Jawahar Lal Nehru University,
New Mehrauli Road
Delhi, India

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