QS University Rankings: BRICS 2018- Jindal Global University breaks into global rankings

New Delhi, November 23, 2017: The interdisciplinary O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has been ranked among the Top 10 Private Institutions in India by QS University Rankings: BRICS 2018 edition. JGU became the YOUNGEST Indian University and also the FIRST and ONLY private university in Haryana to have been ranked in an international ranking.

JGU isplaced in the 251-300 rank out of 9,000 universities in the BRICS region(covering five countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), placingit in the top 2.8% of the universities in the region. 

Based oneight performance indicators, namely academic reputation, employer reputation,proportion of staff with a PhD, faculty/student ratio, research publicationsand citation rates, and proportion of international faculty and students, theranking provides insights into the relative strengths and weaknesses of leadinginstitutions in these five fast-developing economies. 

Sharing histhoughts on the accomplishment, JGU’s Founding Chancellor, Mr. NaveenJindal said, “It is an extraordinarily proud moment for JGU aswell as for Haryana to enter into the prestigious QS Rankings. The entry ofIndian universities into international rankings have created new opportunitiesfor not only the ranked higher education institutions but also in providingmodels of excellence for Indian higher education. Given India’s demographicprofile and the country’s developing context, there is an urgent need forgreater CSR investments and philanthropic donations to be made in education inIndia. This will be imperative to raising the quality of higher education inIndia. Indian higher education institutions will need to draw from theexperiences of leading global universities. There is a conscious need basedupon a sense of conviction and purpose to build institutions of globalexcellence at a level which can compete with international institutions. TheJindal Group inspired by the vision and farsightedness of its founder Shri O.P.Jindal is deeply committed to promoting corporate philanthropy through CSR andother social initiatives. JGU is an exceptional example of how CSR cancontribute to nation building.” 

Talkingabout the achievement and JGU’s commitment to global higher education,Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, JGU,said, “This is an extraordinary accomplishment for a young university,which has just completed eight years since its founding. We have pursued andsucceeded in developing the broadest possible framework of internationalcollaborations that has enabled JGU to partner and work with over 200universities and higher education institutions spread across over 50 countriesin the world

Thegrowth and evolution of JGU as an institution of global excellence is alsomatched with the expansion of the schools and the programmes. JGU is an interdisciplinary university offering a curriculum that helps the students to pursuea range of learning opportunities through rigorous classroom teaching,effective clinical programmes, experiential learning and research and writingwork. 

Ourinstitutional commitment and global aspiration reflects through the fact thatover 20% of our faculty are non-Indian nationals recruited from 20 differentcountries who are engaged in innovative teaching pedagogy and research drivenby a mission to contribute to excellence. 

Thefuture of Indian universities will depend upon how effectively we address thechallenges of providing access to high quality education for a large number ofyoung people while promoting aspirations to build institutions of globalexcellence.” 

The ViceChancellor also stressed on the need to establish world-class privateuniversities in India which are top ranked in the world and are reputed forexcellence in teaching, research and capacity-building. “JGU has beenestablished as a not for profit institution with the view to promotingexcellence in higher education and it is fulfilling to see our efforts beingacknowledged at a global level.” 

The releaseof the QS University Rankings: BRICS 2018 comes at a time when the Governmentof India has invited proposals from eligible higher education institutions inthe country to apply to be designated an ‘Institution of Eminence’ under theGovernment’s efforts to build world class universities in India. 

The QSUniversity Ranking BRICS 2018 edition was unveiled today at an event in NewDelhi by Professor (Dr.) V.S. Chauhan, Chairman, University Grants Commission(UGC). Mr. Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director - Middle East, North Africa& India, QS Intelligence Unit introduced the ranking system to the audience.

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