JGU Becomes the Youngest Indian University to Break into the QS Asia University Rankings 2019

Sonipat, October 24, 2018: OP. Jindal Global University (JGU) has been ranked in the QS ASIA University Rankings 2019, an annual publication of university rankings in the region that identifies the leading universities in a particular subject. This is a huge achievement for the university, which in its nine years of existence has been recognized as a world class educational institution; leaving a mark on the world map. ranked among the top 450 universities in Asia, which puts JGU in the top 3% in the region that consists of more than 13,000 universities in total.

Typically, 46 countries (and regions) in Asia are taken into consideration in the ranking of Asian universities. Much like the BRICS rankings, we are the youngest Indian university in the QS Asia University Rankings 2019 and one of the few universities dedicated to the study and research of the social sciences, arts and humanities.

JGU continues to be the youngest Indian University to feature in these rankings. In QS Asia University Rankings 2019, 505 institutions were ranked, out of which 92 are new entrants. The ranking process is quite stringent. QS uses eleven indicators to compile the ranking, a global survey of 83,877 academics and 42,862 recruiters.

Recently, the university has been ranked as the youngest Indian University in the QS BRICS University Rankings 2019 across five major countries that comprise the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), wherein nearly 9,000 universities meet minimum ranking criteria.

On achievement this milestone, Founding Chancellor and benefactor of JGU, Mr. Naveen Jindal said, ‘This is a proud moment for JGU as well India.  It is time for India to join ranks with world class universities and improve the academic environment for our students. A big stepping stone in JGU’s short journey of nine-years to attain this status, as we relentlessly strive to build world-class universities through comparative and international dimensions”.

Professor(Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, JGU said, ‘It has always been our aspiration to achieve excellence, while benchmarking ourselves with the leading institutions around the world. We were of course, mindful of the fact that we are a non-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and non-Medicine university with focus on humanities and social sciences and a few professional schools (law and architecture). Since the early days of our founding, many well-meaning individuals in India and around the world told us that we shouldn’t aspire to be recognized in international rankings such as QS as we are way too young, small and significantly limited in terms of academic disciplines. At some level, they were right to make this point as universities, which are old, large and which have STEM disciplines and Medicine dominate the international rankings’.

Professor Raj Kumar, added, ‘I would like to thank Mr. Naveen Jindal, our Founding Chancellor and benefactor, for the faith, trust and support that he has reposed in us. Even during the most difficult times, he has supported us with a sense of purpose and courage of conviction that is rare among leaders. I hope our students and alumni are inspired by our Chancellor’s philanthropy and commitment to higher education as they accomplish themselves in their professional pursuits and make a mark in their own careers and lives’. I would like to congratulate the Deans of all the Schools of JGU for their exemplary leadership in maintaining a strong faculty-student ratio as well as attracting international faculty from across the world. Between our NAAC “A” accreditation, our performances at the Swachhta Rankings, at QS BRICS University Rankings and now QS Asia University Rankings. At this stage, I cannot help but reflect upon all that we have achieved in. These achievements are evidence that our commitment to our vision and mission for excellence in higher education has not waned. Now, in our tenth year, we renew our commitment and pledge to our vision and mission. 

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).

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