“JGU: A universe of perspectives, ideologies, people and culture,” shares Nirvik Sen, Student, JSGP

Meet Nirvik Sen, Student, B.A.(Hons.) Economics, Batch of 2022, Jindal School of Government and Public Polic (JSGP), O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU).

Nirvik is a sanguine soul, who loves animals and has volunteered a significant portion of his time for the JGU Animal Welfare Society. Also a part of the Sports Society, he has been on the University Tennis Team. While on the academic front, he was the Chairman of the Student Academic Committee (JSGP), a teaching assistant, and a research assistant!

Upon being asked ‘Why JGU?’, Nirvik responds “Post High-school, I was looking for programmes that allowed me to learn and experiment beyond the field of Economics. My B.A. Economics (Hons.) programme was designed in a way that economics was taught through the lens of public policy. Additionally, it gave me the flexibility to venture into niche fields such as finance, psychology, and programming.”

Describing his JGU experience, he adds “I have been fortunate and grateful to have a truly holistic experience at JGU. From being part of multiple cultural events such as pottery workshops to playing tennis for the university team to spending hours in the reading room with my classmates to being a teaching assistant and interacting with my fellow juniors, I’ve had the pleasure to experience it all! Moreover, JSGP has provided a strong foundation for me, in the concepts and principles of Economics and Policy, this helped develop my interests in areas of research and academia that were earlier dormant.”

Nirvik has always wanted to pursue his Master’s degree from a top university in the world and he believes that JGU through its different initiatives has shaped his career and personality.”The guidance and one-on-one interaction with faculty along with the international exposure, have helped me prepare in the most optimal way. From picking the right course, to figuring out skillsets, to finding my ideal programme, it’s all thanks to JSGP. The JSGP administration in particular, has helped me with all my formal documentation and even accelerated my graduation to ensure I commence my next academic session at my future university on time.”

Reflecting fondly on his treasured memories, Nirvik talks about a hot summer afternoon that turned pleasant in the 2022 spring semester, he recollects “I was with two of my close friends, Devna & Khushi, as the afternoon turned breezy and cool. As we sat down to appreciate the weather, we came across a couple of adorable puppies frolicking and playing around. For the next hour or so we shared this magical moment with the puppies where we played with them and cuddled. There was just pure love and joy in the air!”

He concludes, that this is what he adores about JGU – “Within these boundaries of a few hundred acres, there is a universe of perspectives, ideologies, people and culture to explore! The diversity and flexibility to explore each avenue of academia in the field of social sciences is truly astounding.”

Nirvik is currently pursuing his Masters in Applied Economics at the National University of Singapore.

We wish him the best for his upcoming endeavours!

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