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Volume 5, Issue 10 | October 2021

VC Message

I am delighted to share that O.P. Jindal Global University has become the first Indian university to release a report that maps its compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. The report, released on UN Day on October 24, was the result of a vigorous third party and independent assessment of our campus and initiatives to have a transparent and fair view of our progress towards meeting the SDGs.

The evidence-based assessment and physical evaluation of our campus, which were translated into a comprehensive 100-page report, stands as a testimony to JGU’s commitment to creating a green-accounted and socially-conscious campus.

In October, Deakin University, Australia, and JGU announced the establishment of the Jindal and Deakin Education Partnership to provide global opportunities for Indian students. The initiative will offer innovative models of global education, training and research for students in India. Also in the month, continuing its international collaborative initiatives, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) signed MoUs to establish 10 new partnerships with international partner universities.

JGU has launched 17 new undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes spanning across 12 schools for the academic session beginning in 2022. The innovative and interdisciplinary programmes are aligned towards implementing the National Education Policy 2022 and aim to offer students scholarly choices in pursuing interdisciplinary, intellectually rigorous, and globally engaged education.

To honour the memory of the former Union Minister of Law and Justice, Dr. H.R. Bhardwaj, JGU hosted on October 10 the inaugural Memorial Lecture on ‘Law, Democracy and The Idea of India’, delivered by Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha.

I congratulate some faculty members of JGU on their scholarly achievements. They are Dr. Pallavi Narayan, Assistant Professor, Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities (JSLH), on announcing the publication of a monograph as well as a co-edited anthology of short stories; and Dr. Riddhi Bhandari, Assistant Professor, JSLH, on being awarded a Junior Fellowship by the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.

I also congratulate a group of students on their achievements. They are JGLS team members Mr. Aman Raj Singh Bajwa, Mr. Raghav Sengupta and Mr. Mayannk Sharma on finishing as the Grand Finalists at the 5th Alfred Deakin International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Australia; Mr. Gaurav Bansal, part of JGU’s first LLM graduate batch of 2010-12, on becoming the first alumnus of JGLS to occupy a Partner’s position in a leading law firm of India; JGLS students Mr. Chaitanya Kishore Sunkara and Mr. Yuvraj Lamba on having won top medals in ice skating and shooting competitions of Haryana; and JGLS student Ms. Nikita Lal on launching an online shopping venture dedicated to handloom sector products. 

I look forward to sharing more about our collective and individual efforts and achievements both with the wider JGU community and our friends and partners around the world over the coming months. Please write to us at