Over the past two months, several new offices, functions, and programmes were established at JGU. These coincide with a crucial institution building phase in JGU’s nine-year history and are aimed towards improved governance and achieving institutional excellence.
Head of Admissions
JGU has appointed Professor Sean P. Bala as the Director of Admissions and Outreach of O.P. Jindal Global University with effect from 1st April 2018. In this role, Prof. Bala will oversee the functioning and implementation of university’s strategy on student admissions across schools of JGU. He holds a M.A. in Divinity from the Divinity School at the University of Chicago and B.A. in the Comparative Study of Religion from Harvard University. Professor Bala joined JGU in July 2014 as one of the founding faculty members of the Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities (JSLH) and teaches courses in the areas of religion, drama and interdisciplinary studies. Prior to joining JGU, he has worked in student and community outreach for International House, Chicago and the Harvard Summer School and as a Theatre director in Boston, Chicago, and Upstate New York.
Dean of Jindal School of Art & Architecture
JGU has appointed Professor (Dr.) Thomas Mical as the Founding Dean of the Jindal School of Art & Architecture (JSAA), O.P. Jindal Global University starting fall 2018. He is currently serving as a Professor and Head of the School, School of Art & Design, Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies, AUT University (Auckland University of Technology) in New Zealand.
He is a global researcher and an outstanding educator in architectural theory, design theory, and media theory intersecting with social sciences and the humanities. His academic qualifications and professional experiences are stellar. He holds a pre-professional Bachelor of Design (Honours) from the University of Florida, a Master of Architecture from Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, and both a M.S. and Ph.D. in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.
In his academic career he has held tenured professorial positions in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. As a faculty member, he has received multiple teaching awards, endowed chairs, and visiting faculty positions recognizing teaching excellence. He has recently been a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics, and a Visiting Professor at Technical University of Vienna, and most recently, at the Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Appointment of New Faculty Members
Thirty new faculty members have joined JGU family in this spring semester. With the addition of new faculty members, JGU has over 300 faculty members across the eight schools of JGU. JGU has sustained the process of hiring faculty members who have outstanding educational qualifications, global orientation, stellar publication record, relevant work experience, including in the world of practice and those individuals who have a strong commitment to institution building. Nearly 80% of our faculty members have international qualifications from the leading universities of the world. Our focus on global orientation towards diversity is further strengthened by the fact that nearly 20% of full time faculty members are international coming from 21 different countries including Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Syria, United Kingdom, Ukraine and USA.
School-Wise New Faculty Members:
JINDAL GLOBAL LAW SCHOOL (JGLS)
Prof. Michael C. Davis (DOJ: 1st Feb’18)
Professor of Law & International Relations
B.A. (Ohio State), J.D. (University of California), LL.M. (Yale)
Dr. Shankar Ramaswami (DOJ: 1st Feb’18)
Associate Professor & Associate Dean, Research and Executive Director-Centre for Justice Studies, JGLS and Director, Office of Undergraduate Studies
A.B. (Harvard); M.A.; Ph.D. (Chicago)
Dr. Samiparna Samanta (DOJ: 15th Jan’18)
B.A. (History), Presidency College, Kolkata; M.A. (History), University of Calcutta; M.A. History of Science & Medicine;
Ph.D. (History), Florida State University
Mr. Anand Prakash Mishra (DOJ: 1st Feb’18)
Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean (Admissions and Outreach)
B.A (Economics) (Patna University); LL.B; LL.M (University of Delhi)
Mr. Aleksandar Milanov (DOJ: 15th Jan’18)
Master of Law (Sofia University);
Ph.D. Candidate (Institute for Legal Studies of Bulgarian Academy of Science)
Mr. Abhishek Mishra (DOJ: 15th Jan’18)
Senior Research Associate
B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) (NLIU, Bhopal); LL.M. (NUS, Singapore)
Ms. Sakshi Vijay (DOJ: 29th Jan’18)
Senior Research Associate
LL.B. (ILS, Pune); C.S. (ICSI); LL.M. (Melbourne)
Ms. Shanya Ruhela (DOJ: 15th Jan’18)
B.A. LL.B. (RGNUL, Patiala); LL.M. (Cambridge)
JINDAL GLOBAL BUSINESS SCHOOL (JGBS)
Dr. Chitrakalpa Sen (DOJ: 15th Jan’18)
B.Sc. (Economics); M.Sc. (Economics) (University of Calcutta);
Ph.D. (West Bengal University of Technology)
Dr. Hanna Olasiuk (DOJ: 15th Jan’18)
Bachelor’s in International Economics; Master’s in International Economics; PG Studies in World Economy and International Economic Relations; Ph.D. (Economics) (KROK University, Kiev); M.B.A. (KROK Business School, Kiev)
Dr. Mohit Yadav (DOJ: 15th Jan’18)
B.Com (Hons.) (University of Delhi); MHROD (University of Delhi);
Ph.D. (IIT, Roorkee)
Dr. Gaurav Kumar (DOJ: 1st Feb’18)
B.Tech. (Computer Science & Engineering) (NIT, Allahabad); M.B.A. (International Business) (IIFT, Delhi); CMA (Intermediate) (ICAI, Kolkata); Ph.D. (IIT, Kharagpur)
JINDAL SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (JSIA)
Dr. Hanako Umezawa (DOJ: 15th Jan’18)
LL.B. (Political Science); M.A. (Governance), Keio University, Japan; M.Sc. (International Relations), LSE London;
Ph.D. (International Relations), University of Kent, UK
Dr. Ildiko Eva Gelencser (DOJ: 24th Jan’18)
Associate Professor and Assistant Director, JIBS
B.A. (Teaching History & EFL) (Eotvos Iorand University, Hungary); M.A. (European History) (Central European University); M.A. (Peacemaking Management) (Universita degli studi di Torino, Italy);
Ph.D. (History) (University of Pecs, Hungary)
JINDAL SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY (JSGP)
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Guin (DOJ: 15th Jan’18)
B.Sc. (Statistics); M.Sc. (Statistics) (University of Delhi);
Ph.D. (University of Maryland)
JINDAL SCHOOL OF LIBERAL ARTS & HUMANITIES (JSLH)
Mr. Sunil Sangra (DOJ: 15th Jan’18)
Professor of Management Practice
B.A. (Economics) (Panjab University); PGDM (IIM Lucknow)
Dr. Galina Yovtcheva Rousseva-Sokolova (DOJ: 22nd Jan’18)
M.A. (Indology) (Sofia Univeristy);
Ph.D. (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris)
Dr. Ana Petrova (DOJ: 29th Jan’18)
B.A. (Psychology) (Paris Descartes University); B.A. (Linguistics) (Sorbhonne Nouvelle University); M.A. (Experimental Psychology), M.A. (Cognitive Psychology), Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology (Paris Descartes University)
Dr. Avinash Anil Godbole (DOJ: 1st Feb’18)
B.A. (Psychology) (University of Mumbai); M.A. (Politics and International Studies); M.Phil.; Ph.D. (Political Studies) (JNU)
JINDAL SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM & COMMUNICATION (JSJC)
Ms. Rosalie Catherine Murphy (DOJ: 15th Jan’18)
Senior Research Fellow
B.A. (University of Southern California)
JINDAL SCHOOL OF ART & ARCHITECTURE (JSAA)
Ms. Sarover Zaidi (DOJ: 1st Apr’18)
B.A. (Philosophy) (Delhi University); M.A.; M.Phil. (Urban Anthropology) (Delhi School of Economics); Ph.D. Candidate (JNU)
JINDAL SCHOOL OF BANKING & FINANCE (JSBF)
Mr. Prasenjit Chakrabarti (DOJ: 5th Mar’18)
B.Sc. (Physics); B.Tech. (Electronics) (Jadavpur University);
FPM Candidate (IIM, Indore)
Mr. Vaneet Bhatia (DOJ: 1st May’18)
M.B.A. (Banking & Insurance) (Panjab University); FPM Candidate (IIM, Raipur)
JINDAL INSTITUTE OF BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES (JIBS)
Dr. Tamara Hovorun (DOJ: 15th Jan’18)
Associate Professor and Joint Director
Doctor of Psychological Sciences (National Pedagogical Drahomanov University, Kyiv)
Centre for Writing Studies (CWS)
Dr. Anannya Dasgupta (DOJ: 8th Jan’18)
B.A. (English); M.A. (English) (Delhi University); M.Phil (University of Delhi); M.A. (Literature); Ph.D. (Literature) (Rutgers University, USA)
Dr. Shivani Kapoor (DOJ: 15th Jan’18)
B.A. (Journalism) (Delhi University); M.A. (Political Science);
M.Phil. (Political Science); Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Dr. Shubhasree Bhattacharyya (DOJ: 15th Jan’18)
B.A. (Comparitive Literature); M.A. (Comparitive Literature);
Ph.D. (Jadavpur University)
Dr. Madhura Lohokare (DOJ: 15th Jan’18)
B.A. (Sociology) (Fergusson College, Pune); M.A. (Sociology) (University of Pune); M.Phil. (Jawaharlal Nehru University); Ph.D. (Syracuse University, USA)
Ms. Shruti Jain (DOJ: 15th Jan’18)
B.A. (Delhi University); M.A.(German Studies); M.Phil. (German Studies); Ph.D. Candidate (German Studies) (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Dr. Suman Rani (DOJ: 15th Jan’18)
B.A.; M.A.(English) (Amritsar); M.Phil. (English); Ph.D. (Hyderabad)
Office of Doctoral Studies
The Office of Doctoral Studies will develop a central level admissions process across all schools for full time as well as part-time Ph.D. programmes in accordance with UGC guidelines. This office will focus on:
- Monitoring the progress of full time as well as part-time Ph.D. scholars registered with different schools of JGU in collaboration with the respective School Doctoral Committee Chair;
- Streamlining the course work process, its delivery, credit requirement and duration;
- Developing a Ph.D. handbook and SOPs for smooth delivery of the programme across all schools.
Professor Krishan K Pandey will lead this office as “Professor and Director, Office of Doctoral Studies”.
Office of Career Services
In view of the institutional requirement and to strengthen the career related services to students, we are establishing an Office of Career Services building upon the work of the existing Career Development and Placement Office (CDPD). This office will work exclusively in the areas of training and professional development of students with a special focus on internships and placements. The office of career services will be a university level office that will work towards employment and experiential opportunities in corporate, legal, business, industry, public sector, NGOs, and think tanks for students across all schools of JGU by establishing and maintaining productive employer partnerships. This office will counsel, train, prepare and enhance employability of students in the job market.
Professor Pankaj Gupta will be heading this office as “Professor and Executive Director, Corporate Relations, Career Services & Institution Building”.
Office of Strategic Initiatives and Institutional Research
The Office of Strategic Initiatives and Institutional Research, will support the senior leadership in formulating long term strategic plans for the university, including vision, mission, policy reports and briefs on key institutional themes such as diversity, access, equity, research, pedagogical innovations, etc. This office will develop and facilitate mechanism to support Deans and HoDs in identifying the priorities, risks, opportunities, future trends and scenarios and will also work towards achieving JGU’s strategic plan by formulating and recommending long-term plans to the senior leadership. This office becomes even more important after the recognition of autonomy status and our plans to seek the “Institute of Eminence”.
Ms. Princy Marin George, will lead this office as “Director of Strategic Initiatives and Institutional Research”.
Centre for University Rankings and Benchmarking
The Centre for University Rankings and Benchmarking, IIHEd will work towards institutional excellence at JGU and its constituent schools to achieve the best ranking amongst World Class Universities. The centre will familarise itself with ranking parameters and factors considered for deciding these ranking orders. The centre will focus on the top three ranking agencies with highest reputation: (a) Times Higher Education Rankings, (b) QS Rankings and (c) Academic Ranking of World Universities. It will also be engaging with Indian rankings organisations. The centre will work closely with the Deans and other faculty members for the rankings of the individual school and towards building the overall reputation of the University.
Prof. Arjya Mazumdar, Associate Professor, JGLS and Director, Office of Academic Planning, Co-ordination & Interdisciplinarity will lead this centre as “Executive Director”, which will be located in the International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building (IIHEd).
Introduction of new programmes
Master of Business Laws
The Master of Business Laws programme introduced at the Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) is designed to equip business professionals from all non-law backgrounds with specialised business-oriented legal skills to contribute exceptionally to their organisations and perform effectively in today’s complex, globally connected business and regulatory eco-system. The MA in Business Laws programme is aimed at addressing the needs arising from the unique dynamics of the current corporate environment, where business intersects with law, policy and dispute resolution. Today, corporate professionals – ranging from those involved with human resources, innovation strategy, intellectual property management or business compliance – have to synchronise their managerial skills with legal and regulatory strategy to ensure effective compliance and reduce their company’s risk profile, while growing their business. The Masters Degree programme provides an all-important bridge between the various disciplines and skills required by the modern business professional. Read the full story: http://www.prnewswire.co.in/news-releases/jindal-global-law-school-launches-the-master-of-business-laws-programme-675137743.html
Expanded Food Services
Based on feedback received from Students, Faculty Members, Staff and Parents, JGU has introduced an extended new menu with effect from February 1, 2018. It includes menu options from different parts of the world. The menu offers a bouquet of cuisines and multiple food counters offering a mix of global flavors along with Indian food options.
Student Resident Advisers (SRA)
JGU has appointed Student Resident Advisors (SRA) aimed at increasing and strengthening support for students, and enhancing the quality of student life on the University campus. The role of the Resident Advisors is to act as a bridge between the U – hall Administration and the Student community. One Senior Student Resident Advisors (SSRA) and two Junior Student Resident Advisors (JSRA) have been appointed in all the Student Housing Blocks.