Inside JGU 2019 - Issue 6 (June)

Monthly Spotlight : JGU breaks into QS World University Rankings 2020 and QS Young University Rankings 2020



The QS World University Rankings 2020, which were recently released in London, highlight the top 1,000 universities around the world, based on reputation, research productivity and impact and internationalisation.

JGU was the only new entrant from India, coming in at the 751-800 rank band of the World University Rankings. 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’ 2020 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 2020.

“It goes to show that a private university doing excellent work can become a world-class university. My congratulations to the leadership, students, faculty and staff of JGU,” he said.

Professor (Dr.) C Raj Kumar, the Founding Vice Chancellor of JGU, said, “This was an extraordinary international recognition for a university which is barely a decade old. Our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of excellence since our founding has helped us achieve this distinction.”

JGU has received several congratulatory messages from leaders of top ranked universities around the world. Professor  Kumar observed: “We are very delighted to receive these messages from university leaders, distinguished intellectuals and thoughtful educationists from around the world celebrating the debut entry of JGU into the QS World University Rankings.”

“It is a deeply humbling and profoundly gratifying experience to be acknowledged and appreciated by individuals and institutions who have themselves inspired us in our institution building journey of the last decade. It is a testament to what India can achieve as a nation in its relentless pursuit of excellence towards building a knowledge society,” Professor Kumar added.

Global academic leaders responded to JGU’s entry into the QS World University Rankings[PDF]

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