Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, JGU; Professor Kathleen Modrowski, Dean, Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities; and Mr. Shivansh Malik, President, JGLS Student Council at the inauguration of the JGU Student’s Council Office.
Over the past month, JGU has invested in several new infrastructure additions to support new University initiatives. On 17 March 2017, three new offices were inaugurated – the JGU Student’s Council Office & Student Initiatives Room, the Office of Alumni Relations and the Legal Aid Clinic. The new offices complement JGU’s vision to expand its academic and programme offerings over the coming years.
The JGU Student Council plays a crucial role in representing the student community and facilitating interaction on student issues. Over the years, the Council has spearheaded the promotion of positive relations within the student community and with other University stakeholders and supported overall University objectives such as raising JGU’s international research profile and our commitment to public service, through student academic achievements, placements and student societies, clubs and sports initiatives.
As we have grown over the past eight years, JGU’s alumni community is increasingly playing an important role in our mission to achieve institutional excellence. The alumni community now comprises around 1000 members. The Office of Alumni Relations will support JGU’s efforts to sustain support and build a sense of community among our alumni. More information on the JGU alumni network is available at http://alumni.jgu.edu.in/.
In all its activities, a key objective for JGU is to encourage projects and outcomes in the public interest and engage actively with local and neighbouring communities where possible. The Legal Aid Clinic at the Jindal Global Law School aims to bridge the gap between what the law promises to offer and the actual realities of law. It follows the model of good governance through citizen participation, which believes that good governance will come about only when citizens at all levels of our democracy effectively participate. The new office for the Legal Aid Clinic will strengthen the efforts of students, researchers and faculty members to expand legal awareness and literacy, provide free legal aid services and engage with important issues facing neighbouring rural communities. More information about the JGU Legal Aid Clinic and its ongoing projects and activities are available at https://www.jgu.edu.in/JGU/CMS/Community-Engagement/Legal-Aid-Clinic.
Ms. Surinder Kaur, Deputy Director and Chief Warden, JGU with students and colleagues at the inauguration of the new offices.