Inside JGU 2021 - Issue 1 (January)

JGU expands full-time faculty strength, making its faculty-student ratio 1:8

JGU has hired 115 new full-time faculty members, including 65 Academic Tutors and TRIP Fellows, who have joined the university in the fall/spring semester of academic session 2020-21. Their contribution as researchers, professors, mentors and scholars will promote a vibrant culture of academic excellence and enhance institution building of JGU across the globe. These faculty appointments are over and above the faculty members who joined JGU in August/September 2020.

 

Even during the unprecedented times marred by the COVID-19 pandemic, JGU has managed to improve its faculty-student ratio to 1:8. This was part of the university’s commitment to preserve an academic ecosystem that will ensure that it provides world class education to its students. JGU has provided all resources to recruit the best of faculty members with a view to fulfilling its institutional commitment to the students.

 

JGU has recruited total 280 new faculty members in the academic year 2020-21 to boost digital learning and strengthen institutional resilience. 

 

The university continues to work towards launching new schools and new programmes and at the same time hiring more faculty members to keep its commitment of providing the best learning environment and an intellectually vibrant environment to its students.

 

Being an “Institution of Eminence” and in accordance with JGU’s Strategic Vision 2029, it is imperative for the university to launch new programmes aligned to the core academic vision and aspirations of JGU. In this endeavour, JGU has established the 10th school of JGU, Jindal School of Psychology & Counselling (JSPC), that will commence its first academic session from August 2021.

 

It was important for JGU to recognise and appreciate the fact that in the 11 years since its founding in 2009, its faculty strength has multiplied more than 80 times.  Starting of new schools and the launching of new programmes at JGU has always been linked with the recruitment of new faculty members, in line with the university’s endeavor to maintain a stellar faculty-student ratio.

 

With the recruitment of this cohort of faculty members, JGU have achieved the faculty-student ratio of 1:8. JGU now has 832 faculty members including 131 Academic Tutors and TRIP Fellows across 10 schools. JGU has demonstrated excellence and diversity in the faculty hiring process drawing upon scholars and practitioners across different disciplines and backgrounds.

Among our faculty members, 60% of have international qualifications from leading universities of the world such as the University of Oxford, Harvard University, University of Cambridge, Columbia University, Princeton University, Stanford University, SOAS, Dalhousie University, University College London, University of Chicago, University of Warwick, Brown University, Indiana University, Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, University of California-Berkeley, Tufts University, Queen Mary University of London, London School of Economics, University of Melbourne, University of Illinois, Cardiff University, Uppsala University, Utrecht University, University of Dublin, University of Kent, University of Buenos Aires, Leiden University, University of Vermont, University of Glasgow, Newcastle University and Queensland University of Technology. Several of JGU faculty members are graduates of leading universities in India, including Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Delhi, University of Calcutta, Pune University, Banaras Hindu University, University of Bangalore, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia, IITs, IIMs, and NLSs, etc.

 

JGU’s focus on global orientation for promoting diversity is further strengthened by the fact that nearly 11% of our full-time faculty members are international, coming from 37 different countries/regions in the world such as Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Nepal, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Palestine, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Trinidad & Tobago, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, the United States of America and Zimbabwe.

Over 55% of the full-time faculty members in JGU are women and nearly 41% of the leadership positions are held by women faculty members across all schools of JGU. 69% of the new faculty members joining us in this cohort are women. There are very few universities in the world which maintains this level of gender diversity among their faculty.