Participation in government research

Participation in government research

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Participation in government research

MoU with Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi

DDC Delhi works towards promoting a culture of research and innovation to address the most critical development challenges facing Delhi. DDC Delhi has been nurturing a policy ecosystem based on direct evidence-based inputs and advisory support from a host of collaborations – from universities, think tanks and NGOs to grassroots organisations and government bodies. The recent restructuring of DDC Delhi further strengthened its capacity to stimulate and facilitate internal and external learning by functioning as a dynamic knowledge hub on policy innovations and impact.

To this end, DDC Delhi, has partnered with O. P. Jindal Global University (JGU) to strengthen evidence-based policy research on critical challenges facing Delhi. Through the strategic partnership, DDC Delhi aims to mentor and support budding public policy scholars and practitioners in conducting robust research that generates new ideas, bridges the gap between ideas and policy design, and leads to strong, inclusive and thorough policy implementation.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between DDC Delhi and Jindal Global University (JGU), Sonipat on 13th May 2022 in the presence of DDC Delhi Vice-Chairperson Shri Jasmine Shah. The partnership is aimed at promoting mutual understanding, academic exchange and collaboration on policy research studies. DDC Delhi will support the university in carrying out time-bound policy research studies by promoting exchanges of students, faculty, and staff members.

The 3-year long partnership enables JGU final year students to conduct their capstone project under the guidance of DDC Delhi on Delhi Government’s initiatives for a duration of 4-5 months, between January to May, every year. DDC Delhi will also enable the university’s students to gain direct practical experience by sharing details about other fellowship, internship and capstone opportunities.

JGU faculty will also be invited to share their subject matter expertise during the orientation of Delhi Government’s Chief Minister’s Urban Leaders Fellowship (CMULF) programme hosted by DDC Delhi.

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Association with the National Legal Knowledge Council

Professor C. Raj Kumar, the Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University is an accomplished legal scholar and works in the fields of human rights and development, comparative constitutional law, terrorism and national security, corruption and governance, law and disaster management, legal education and higher education. Professor Kumar is a Member of the National Legal Knowledge Council (NLKC). The NLKC consists of legal luminaries and experts drawn from socially relevant fields. As envisaged in the Report of 3-Member Committee on Reform of Legal Education, NLKC oversees continuing reforms of Indian legal education, including inspection and recognition of colleges as well recruitment of members of the faculty. Visit for more information.