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Inside JGU 2021 - Issue 2 (February)

JGU to get Rs 1,000 crore investment from Founding Chancellor Naveen Jindal

Founding Chancellor of JGU Naveen Jindal has announced plans to invest Rs 1,000 crore for the expansion of the university as per ‘JGU Vision 2030’.  The focus of the investment plan will be on academics, infrastructure development and creation of new world-class student facilities, hostels, schools, faculty offices and teaching facilities.

The investment is expected to bolster efforts to achieve financial, academic and physical outcomes that were laid down in its plan to become an ‘Institution of Eminence’ (IoE) that has global recognition and standing.

Mr. Jindal said, “O.P. Jindal Global University was established as a centre of learning and academic scholarship to produce outstanding leaders in various walks of life. I am pleased to see that the JGU is fulfilling its founding vision through intellectual excellence and sustained hard work by all students, faculty and staff members.”

This year marks the 12th year of the university. The senior leadership of JGU has set out the JGU Vision 2030, which is aligned with the aspiration to climb up within the elite group of leading global universities and contribute to nation-building by producing the best and the brightest minds of the country.

Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, JGU said: “It has been our steadfast commitment since the founding of JGU in 2009 to become a world-class teaching and research institution. Through commitment and dedication, JGU’s more than 830 faculty members, 6, 600 students and its outstanding staff work towards this goal on a consistent basis. Our performance in the World University Rankings reflects the high quality of our multi-disciplinary teaching and research.”

Within 11 years since its establishment, JGU has been ranked in the top 651-700 universities in the world and has become India’s number 1 Ranked Private University. JGU is also India’s top-ranking university with a focus solely on social sciences, arts and humanities as per the influential QS World University Rankings 2021.

In the latest QS World University Rankings 2021, JGU vastly improved its position to become the only IoE in India to show a significant climb out of the 18 IoEs that have been selected by the Government of India with a vision to create a world-class higher education ecosystem by acknowledging their progress and achievements. Key expectations from the IoEs is fostering meaningful collaborations with leading international institutions, generate high-quality research and develop infrastructure, which focuses on academic as well as extracurricular activities for students. Expansion of the selected institutions is being closely monitored in their efforts to reach higher positions in the world rankings.

Currently, JGU is home to more than 6,500 students and over 830 faculty members. JGU has state-of-the-art teaching, learning and recreational facilities. JGU is listed amongst the top 300 universities in the world in faculty-student ratio (1:8) and is ranked among the top 450 universities in the world in employer reputation.

JGU is amongst the top 500 universities in the world in international faculty, which makes up 11% of total faculty from 38 countries in the world. JGU is the only Indian private university in the top 150 ‘young’ universities in the world (under 50 years of age) in the QS Young University Rankings 2021.

Read More: https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/delhi/2021/feb/23/on-12th-year-of-founding-university-to-get-rs-1000-crore-investment-from-jindal-2267715.html#:~:text=NEW%20DELHI%3A%20Leading%20industrialist%20and,per%20’JGU%20Vision%202030‘.