A big up for JGU from UGC
S Vishnu Sharmaa, INN/Chennai, @Svs037
There is a happy news this time on the education front. University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) as an institution of eminence. Sources say, with this, university has entered a select list of top 10 private institutions in the country which will be freed from regulatory control and given full autonomy.
The list was announced by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in New Delhi. Based in Sonipat, situated in the national capital region of Delhi, JGU consists of eight inter-disciplinary Schools. As a part of its application, JGU has submitted a detailed 15-year ambitious vision plan to enter the world university rankings.
The plan seeks to address, among other things, academic matters, faculty recruitment, student admissions and scholarship, research, collaborations, infrastructure development and governance.
Detailed implementation plans have also been drawn up with clear targets. Founding chancellor and benefactor of JGU Naveen Jindal said the occasion was a momentous one for them.
Our vision is to produce outstanding leaders who will make a true difference to the communities in which they live, he said reminding that the credit for the achievement goes to faculty, students and staff of JGU who worked hard to make this possible.
Founding vice-chancellor of JGU Professor C Raj Kumar said in addition to the conferment of ‘autonomy’ and subsequently breaking into QS Rankings on all levels, the news of IOE status is truly encouraging and gives a great boost to their efforts.
Registrar of JGU Professor Y.S.R. Murthy said their quest for eminence began in 2009. ‘We have been maintaining excellent faculty-student ratio, strong commitment to research, internationalization, global collaborations and inter-disciplinarity since our inception. These recent recognitions will spur us to work harder and aim higher.’