O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat has been established under the Haryana private universities Act (No. 32 of 2006) as a private University and is empowered to award degrees as specified by UGC under section 22 of UGC Act.1956. University Grants Commission (UGC) has accorded a special status to O.P. Jindal Global University under Section 12 B of the UGC Act, 1956. JGU is the first and only private university in the State of Haryana to have received this important recognition.

OP Jindal Global University (JGU) has been granted autonomous status by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under graded autonomy regulations 2018 by Ministry of Human Resource Development on March 20, 2018. JGU has become the first and only private university in Haryana and also one among the two private universities in India to be granted autonomy.