Sonipat, Haryana, 21 March 2016: The Sonipat-based O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has been accredited and awarded the highest rating, “A Grade” by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The 7-point criteria adopted by the NAAC for assessing all higher education institutions in India are: 1. Curricular Aspects; 2. Teaching, Learning and Evaluation; 3. Research, Consultancy and Extension; 4. Infrastructure and Learning Resources; 5. Student Support and Progression; 6. Governance, Leadership and Management; 7. Innovations and Best Practices. It is a truly remarkable distinction for a university, which is only 6 years old, having been established on 30th September 2009 by the Government of Haryana and duly recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
The Founding Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University, Mr. Naveen Jindal congratulated the entire JGU family and said, “It is indeed a proud moment for us. In a short span of 6 years for JGU to be able to receive accreditation and achieve the distinction of awarded with the A grade from NAAC is a fitting tribute to the outstanding contribution of all individuals connected to the JGU working under the dynamic and inspiring leadership of its Founding Vice Chancellor, Professor C. Raj Kumar.”
Speaking on being awarded an A grade by NAAC, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University said, “This is a remarkable achievement of JGU for being the first private university in the state of Haryana to receive the A grade from NAAC. It is a stellar recognition of the commitment and dedication of the Deans, faculty members, students, staff and alumni of JGU over the years. It also reflects the deeper sense of engagement of JGU to fulfill its vision and mission to be a world-class university that is committed to promoting excellence in institution building for nation building.”
Prof. Kumar further noted, “As we move forward in this journey of institution building at JGU, we will continue to draw upon the legacy of Mr. O.P. Jindal and the inspiration of Mr. Naveen Jindal. It is his vision, philanthropy and imagination that have culminated in the success of JGU as an institution of national and global excellence and I thank him for inspiring us! ”
Professor Kumar expressing his gratitude to the Members of the NAAC Peer Team for their visit to JGU said, “JGU would like to thank all the members of the NAAC Peer Team and we are grateful for the constructive feedback and useful suggestions that they have given to us. We profoundly appreciate their professional rectitude and intellectual integrity that was reflected in the NAAC process.”
The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) founded in 1994 is an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India to assess and accredit institutions of higher education in the country. It is an outcome of the recommendations of the National Policy in Education (1986), which laid special emphasis on upholding the quality of higher education in India.
Expressing his delight at the university being accredited with an A grade by NAAC, Professor (Dr.) Y.S. R. Murthy, Registrar, O.P. Jindal Global University said, “This is one of the most amazing achievements of the university since its inception and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire JGU team for their untiring efforts that has culminated in the successful completion of the NAAC process. We will continue to strive towards raising quality and promoting excellence in institution building as the recognition by the NAAC has further motivated us to develop a sense of renewed confidence in our conviction to transform the landscape of higher education in India.”
Mr. Aman Shah, Director, Quality Assurance and Accreditation Office observed, “The accreditation of JGU by the NAAC and award of the A grade are a culmination of the collective and institutional contributions of all stakeholders of JGU. As the first private university that was established in the state of Haryana in 2009, we assumed a leadership role in promoting best practices in all aspects of teaching, research and administration. We are seeing its results today.”