New Fellows Application

About us

The Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Studies (JNIAS) was set up nearly ten years ago and it is unique that for the first time in India, such an institute has been incorporated as part of a public university. As the JNIAS completes a decade it seeks to expand its outreach and visibility and emerge as a distinct Institute. Since January 2008 over two hundred fellows from all over the world have come to the Institute as Fellows. A list of the scholars and their research interests can be seen under 'Scholars Invited'

The Fellows are selected by the JNIAS and are integrated into the academic community of the university. The JNIAS has also collaborated in organizing a number of workshops and seminars.

The current Director of The JNIAS is Professor Ajay Kumar Dubey.

Director's Welcome


As the Director, it is my pleasure and honour to welcome you to the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study ....



Specialization in knowledge and work will have to continue, but it seems more essential than ever that a synthetic view of human life and man's adventure through the ages should be encouraged. This view will have to take into consideration the past and the present, and include in its scope all countries and peoples. In this way perhaps we might develop, in addition to our own national backgrounds and cultures, an appreciation of others and a capacity to understand and cooperate with the peoples of other countries….We might become, in Plato's words, `spectators of all time and all being', drawing sustenance from the rich treasures that humanity has accumulated, adding to them, and applying them in building for the future.
Jawaharlal Nehru: The Discovery of India