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Inside JGU 2020 - Issue 5 (May)

JGU becomes India’s first university to receive QS I-GAUGE certification for excellence in e-learning

JGU has become the first Indian university to receive the E-Learning Excellence for Academic Digitisaton (E-LEAD) Certification from the QS IGAUGE for excellence in E-learning. 


The Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Hon’ble Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal was the Chief Guest at a virtual event held on 14 May 2020 and presented E-LEAD certificates to the institutions that have successfully completed an audit. The Secretary General of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Professor (Dr.) Pankaj Mittal was the Guest of Honour on the occasion. 


After a detailed audit, QS I-GAUGE certified JGU as a globally recognised and benchmarked higher education institution to offer online education programmes. This important certification places JGU as a leading university, which has the transformational technological ability and platforms to conduct academic programmes online. Online classes and e-learning need to be benchmarked with the best in global practices and this certification ensures that JGU is meeting exceptional teaching parameters and offers the best and most engaging solutions to its students.


JGU has been delivering over 400 courses online, which involves a live engagement of almost 28,000 hours between students and faculty this summer.


This recognition has come at a time when online education is not just an option to consider for universities, but is an inevitable necessity to do justice to the goals and aspirations of the students. Online education and digital learning opportunities have the ability to contribute towards democratisation of the higher education system with strong emphasis on quality, accessibility, inclusivity, and excellence. 


This international recognition for JGU ensures that current and future students of JGU can benefit from the QS I-GAUGE E-LEAD Certification, and that the institution is ready to continue offering programmes online, while maintaining the highest standards of excellence.


QS I-GAUGE is the Indian arm of the global rankings and ratings agency QS, which established the E-LEAD: E-Learning Excellence for Academic Digitisation. QS I-GAUGE deployed its global resources to create a global best practices document and methodology, with an aim to do a readiness check of institutions in India in adopting technology and technology-enabled services for online teaching.