The QS World University Rankings 2021, which were recently released, highlight the top 1,000 universities around the world, based on reputation, research productivity and impact and internationalisation.
JGU was one of the entrants from India for the second time in a row, coming in at the 651-700 rank band of the World University Rankings. JGU is the only “Institution of Eminence” (IOE) that has climbed up from the 751-800 rank band in 2020 to 651-700 rank band in 2021
This makes JGU the youngest university in the world to have been ranked in the World University Rankings. In addition to breaking into the QS world rankings, JGU entered the QS ‘Young University Rankings’ 2021 that ranked the global top 150 amongst all universities that are under 50 years of age. JGU is also the only private university from India and the only university with a focus entirely on social sciences, arts and humanities to be featured in the QS Young University Rankings 2021.
The Hon’ble Union Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank was the chief guest at a virtual event for unveiling and the presentation of QS World University Rankings 2021 certificates to ranked Indian institutions on 10 June 2020. The Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Professor D.P. Singh, and the Chairman of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Professor V.S. Chauhan, were also attended the event.
“It is an incredibly proud moment for me to see JGU leading the charge in fostering academic excellence in India and the world,” said Mr. Naveen Jindal, Founding Chancellor of JGU.
“Being a decade-old, private, non-STEM University, we are delighted to have broken all stereotypes of what it takes to become a world-class university,” said Dr. (Professor) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor of JGU.
“Our constant endeavour will be to further strengthen our teaching, learning outcomes, international collaborations and quality.”
“For a young university like ours this is indeed a huge accomplishment, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Founding Chancellor and benefactor, Mr. Naveen Jindal, for the faith, trust and support that he has reposed in us. Even during the most difficult times, he has supported us with a sense of purpose and courage of conviction that is rare among leaders. I hope our students and alumni are inspired by our Chancellor’s philanthropy and commitment to higher education as they accomplish their professional pursuits and make a mark in their own careers and lives. On this very special occasion, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the benefaction of Jindal Steel & Power Foundation for the support that has been given to JGU all these years,” Professor Kumar said.
Professor Kumar thanked the Government of Haryana; the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India; the University Grants Commission (UGC); The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC); the Empowered Experts Committee of the ‘Institute of Eminence’; the Bar Council of India (BCI); and the Council of Architecture, for their constant encouragement and sincere support to JGU all these years.