Inside JGU 2020 Issue 10 (October)

Ministry of Education, Government of India, confers Institution of Eminence status to JGU

The Ministry of Education, Government of India, has conferred the status of an Institution of Eminence (IoE) to JGU on 29 October 2020.

With the confirmed status as an IoE, JGU has now entered a coveted group of top 10 public and top 10 private institutions among the over 1,000 universities in the country to be unshackled from regulatory controls to receive full autonomy. All legislative, regulatory and procedural requirements under the IoE regulations have been duly completed by JGU and the decks have been cleared for its functioning as an ‘Institution of Eminence’.

The IoE Policy was launched to implement the commitment of the Government of India to empower universities and higher educational institutions in the country to help them become world-class teaching and research institutions. The task of the selection and recommendation of the IOEs was entrusted to an Empowered Experts Committee that was appointed by the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi.

In the last few years, JGU has broken into the QS World University Rankings on all three levels – Asia, BRICS and the World, including being ranked among the Top 700 Universities in the World; India’s Number 1 Private University and India’s First Ranked Law School as per the latest QS World University Rankings 2021.

Mr. Naveen Jindal, Founding Chancellor of JGU said, “I am immensely delighted that JGU has been conferred with the status of an ‘Institution of Eminence’. This is an incredible recognition for JGU and is a great tribute to the extraordinary achievements of the university. JGU was established in the memory of my father, Shri O.P. Jindal, who believed in education, entrepreneurship, philanthropy and nation-building. Our vision is to produce outstanding leaders who will make a true difference to the communities in which they live. I congratulate the Vice Chancellor, faculty members, students, parents of our students and the staff of JGU for their hard work, commitment and dedication, which led to this fantastic recognition in a decade since its inception. In our journey towards becoming a world-class university, we will leave no stone unturned and make every effort to enable JGU with resources, academic freedom and autonomy that will help JGU flourish further. I am confident that this will help us achieve the highest standards of institutional excellence on a global platform.”