New Delhi, October 16, 2018: O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has been ranked in the 301-350 rank bracket of the QS BRICS University Rankings 2019, placing JGU among the top three per cent of the universities in the BRICS region that covers five countries namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. JGU continues to be the youngest Indian University to feature in these rankings. It must be noted that JGU is the only university in the entire 2019 QS India ranking and the only Indian university in 2019 QS BRICS ranking that does not offer medicine or STEM degrees.
The University has been recognised as the second best university out of top 75 universities ranked in India in terms of Internationalization and student-faculty ratio.
As many as 31 new universities were included in this year’s BRICS Ranking and 14 new entrants in India ranking. QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a well-known global think tank and consulting body for higher education recently released its standalone rankings of India’s higher educational institutions. Professor (Dr.) Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor of JGU received the award from Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog on behalf of the university in the presence of Mr Jason Newman, Vice President, QS and Mr Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director, QS along with other dignitaries.
Chancellor, JGU, Mr. Naveen Jindal on achieving this feat twice on a row said, “This global recognition of JGU in barely 9 years is truly remarkable and something that we can be genuinely proud of in every sense of the word. We are aware that this important recognition comes with greater responsibility to persist with our relentless efforts to advance the cause of excellence in Indian higher education and foster new imaginations for the future. We look forward to working with all of you – students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders, including the parents of our students, to develop the University to fully realise our founding vision. As we look at the future, we need to think about how to fashion the growth and evolution of this institution. What kind of institutional methods and processes will enable the institution to grow from strength to strength and will ensure stability and sustainability.”
Founding Vice Chancellor, JGU Professor (Dr) C. Raj Kumar said, “JGU continues to be ranked amongst the top 350 universities in the BRICS region by QS. We had broken into these rankings for the first time in 2018. As a result of our hard work, commitment, and dedication to the cause of JGU’s vision and mission, JGU continues to be the youngest Indian University to feature in these rankings. In the 2019 edition of QS BRICS Ranking, JGU’s standing has improved in two key ranking indicators of papers per faculty and academic reputation. This is an extraordinary accomplishment for a young university, which has just completed nine years since its founding. It is also an unprecedented achievement where our collective goals and institutional aspirations meet with destiny.”
“What has allowed us to achieve this is our vision that was inspired by our founding Chancellor, Mr Naveen Jindal and his passionate commitment to philanthropy, institution building and nation building. This global recognition of JGU in barely 9 years is truly remarkable and something that we can be genuinely proud of in every sense of the word,” Professor Dr Raj Kumar added.
Professor (Dr) Raj Kumar added further, “Universities have a larger role to play in the development of societies. They need to assume a leadership role that transcends national boundaries and are able to appreciate diversity and pluralism in all its forms and manifestations. Universities need to recognize that they have a special role in society.”
About O.P. Jindal Global University:
O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is a non-profit global university established by the Government of Haryana and recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). JGU was established as a philanthropic initiative of its Founding Chancellor, Mr. Naveen Jindal in memory of his father, Mr. O.P. Jindal. JGU has been awarded the highest grade ‘A’ by the National Accreditation & Assessment Council (NAAC). JGU is a research intensive university, which is deeply committed to its core institutional values of interdisciplinarity and innovative pedagogy; pluralism and rigorous scholarship; and globalism and international engagement. JGU has established eight schools: Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), Jindal Global Business School (JGBS), Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA), Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP), Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities (JSLH), Jindal School of Journalism & Communication (JSJC), Jindal School of Art & Architecture (JSAA) and Jindal School of Banking & Finance (JSBF).