JGU announces 2,000+ scholarships for 2024 to commemorate its 15th anniversary

Inside JGU

September 2023

JGU announces 2,000+ scholarships for 2024 to commemorate its 15th anniversary

JGU has announced that it would award more than 2,000 scholarships to deserving students for the forthcoming academic year 2024-25. This decision of the university will enable more than 60% of the new students admitted in 2024 to receive these scholarships.

The awarding of the scholarship would depend on the students’ annual family income, last qualifying examination score, JSAT (Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test) or any other relevant standardised examination results and faculty interview score (where applicable).

Professor C. Raj Kumar, founding Vice Chancellor of JGU said: “We are most delighted to announce this transformative initiative to award over 2,000+ scholarships to our incoming students in 2024. JGU believes education to be a beacon of opportunity for all, regardless of their family background or economic standing. Our Founding Chancellor and benefactor Naveen Jindal has always recognised the importance of access to education for the deserving students, regardless of their financial circumstances. The most tangible expression of this commitment is our generous scholarship programme. During the last 14 years, JGU has awarded over Rs 250 crore in scholarships and almost half of the students studying at JGU have been recipients of these scholarships. It has been a life-changing experience for our students as they got access to a world-class education, which they may not have been able to afford. Our commitment to providing scholarships is not just a policy; it is a reflection of our deep-seated belief that education is a powerful tool for social change.”

Professor Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik, Registrar, JGU, said, “The award of over 2,000+ scholarships in 2024 will enable JGU to place the student experience at its core, which is further fuelled by dynamic academia-industry interface and partnerships with national and international institutions.”

Professor Upasana Mahanta, Dean, Admissions and Outreach, JGU, said, “JGU’s announcement of over 2,000+ scholarships in 2024 will pave the way for democratisation of higher education with a strong emphasis on access, diversity, and inclusion. Our scholarships are not just about supporting students; they are about fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment. We firmly believe that this diversity is a source of strength, innovation and progress.”