Inside JGU 2021 - Issue 6 (June)

JGU ranked Number 1 Private University in India by QS World University Rankings 2022

O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has once again ranked as India’s Number 1 Private University by the QS World University Rankings (QS WUR) 2022. JGU continues to be the highest-ranked private Institution of Eminence of India as per these rankings.

Within 12 years of establishment, JGU has been ranked in the top 750 universities in the world. JGU is also India’s Number 1 Ranked University focusing solely on social sciences, arts and humanities.

Key Highlights of the QS World University Rankings (WUR) 2022:

  • JGU continues to be India’s Number One Private University.
  • JGU is the highest-ranked private Institution of Eminence (IoE) of India in the QS WUR 2022.
  • 35 Indian universities are featured in the QS WUR 2022 out of 1673 institutions that were analysed globally
  • Out of the 22 Indian universities that are ranked in the top 1000 in the QS WUR 2022, JGU is the highest-ranked university with a focus on social sciences, arts and humanities.
  • JGU is ranked amongst the top 260 universities in the world in faculty-student ratio, which presently stands at 1:8.

As a 12-year-old, non-STEM university, JGU has yet again broken stereotypes by sustaining its rank in the top 750 universities in the world. Overall, 22 Indian universities have made it to the top 1000 this year.

JGU’s international diversity among its faculty, its reputation among academics and employers globally, and a steadfast commitment to maintaining a strong faculty-student ratio have contributed greatly to this achievement. As per the QS WUR 2022, JGU is ranked among the top 260 universities in the world in faculty-student ratio and also among the top universities in the world in academic and employer reputation.

Moreover, out of the 20 IoEs, only 11 found a place in the top 1000 of the rankings. This includes IISc, 4 IITs, Delhi University, Anna University, University of Hyderabad, MAHE, Jadavpur University and JGU of which JGU is the youngest.  In addition to being the youngest, JGU is also the highest performing IoE compared to the previous year’s QS World University Rankings.

Mr. Naveen Jindal, Founding Chancellor, JGU, said that this global recognition of JGU for three consecutive years is indeed a defining moment. He said, “It is an incredibly proud moment for me to see JGU leading the charge in fostering academic excellence in India and the world. JGU was established in memory of my father to be a centre of excellence and produce outstanding leaders in various walks of life. I am immensely pleased to see that it is fulfilling its vision through sustained hard work. I wish to congratulate the Vice-Chancellor, faculty, and staff of JGU for their continued commitment to providing a world-class education to our students.” He added, “Featuring in the QS World University Rankings 2022 yet again and the prestigious recognition of JGU as an ‘Institution of Eminence’ gives hope for a more evolved higher education landscape in India in the coming years.”

Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor, JGU said, “JGU being recognised as a leading university in the world is testament to its aspiration to be a world-class university. The achievement of being recognised as the number 1 private university in India once again is remarkable in our brief institutional journey. We are deeply humbled by this international recognition for our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of excellence in higher education. Being a little over a decade old, private, non-STEM, non-medicine university, we are elated to have broken all stereotypes of what it takes to become a world-class university. Our constant endeavour will be to further strengthen our teaching, learning outcomes, international collaborations and quality of education.”

Referring to the unprecedented challenges and current uncertainties during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Professor (Dr.) C Raj Kumar reaffirmed the institutional commitment to promote excellence at JGU and said, “At 12 years of age, a youthful and dynamic JGU is leading the path for a resurgent and emerging India to make a mark in the global higher education space. As the world fights the ramifications of a global pandemic, JGU, as the highest-ranked Indian university that solely focuses on social sciences, arts & humanities, and the highest-ranked private university in India, has a significant role to play in the development of India and the world.”

In his reaction, Professor Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik, Registrar of JGU, said, “At JGU, we are strongly committed to ensuring world-class education and these rankings vindicate the steps taken by us since our inception. To retain the position of the number one ranked private university would not have become possible without a sound vision, implementation plan and sustained hard work.”

Professor (Dr.) Ashish Bharadwaj, Dean, Jindal School of Banking and Finance and Executive Director, Office of Rankings, Benchmarking and Institutional Transformation (ORBIT), said “As a very young and focused university, we are delighted to be a part of an illustrious league of mature national and international universities yet again. We envisage entering the top 500 globally in the near future for which healthy competition and fruitful cooperation are vital to success.”

Professor Arjya B. Majumdar, Dean, Admissions & Outreach and Executive Director of ORBIT, said “This is indicative of the quality of our faculty, the work that we do, and our reputation globally. We should, of course, be mindful that rankings are but a tool to determine excellence – a means to an end and not the end itself. It is indeed a proud moment to continue to be ranked among the top universities of the world in just a little over a decade.”

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