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Why JGU

Rankings & Accreditations

Established in 2009, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is India’s first multidisciplinary global university. The university was set up as a philanthropic initiative of its Founding Chancellor, Mr. Naveen Jindal, in memory of his father, Mr. O.P. Jindal. Since then, it has made remarkable strides in its mission of serving as a role model for institutional excellence in higher education in the country. In recognition of its pursuits of excellence, JGU was awarded the coveted ‘Institution of Eminence’ status by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, in 2019.

Within 12 years of establishment, JGU has been ranked in the top 750 universities in the world. This has become possible due to JGU’s international diversity among its faculty, its reputation among academics and employers globally, and a steadfast commitment to maintaining a strong faculty-student ratio.

This non-profit, research-driven university is also India’s Number 1 Ranked University with a focus solely on Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities as per the influential QS World University Rankings 2022. It is also ranked No. 1 Private University in India as per the rankings. JGU continues to be the highest-ranked private Institution of Eminence of India as per these rankings. It is ranked among the top 260 universities in the world in faculty-student ratio, which presently stands at a phenomenal 1:8.

JGU became the first Indian university to receive QS IGAUGE E-Learning Excellence for Academic Digitisation (E-LEAD) Certification from the coveted QS IGAUGE for e-learning excellence in 2020. This represents JGU’s commitment towards providing its students a truly global experience in their academic pursuits.