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O.P. Jindal Global University Expands Full Time Faculty to 725 Nationally and Internationally Qualified Academics

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JGU Offers World Class Education during the Pandemic

• 165 New Faculty Members join JGU in the 2020-21 Academic Year
• JGU continues to maintain a stellar Faculty-Student Ratio of 1:9
• 53% of JGU faculty are women and 59% of the newly hired JGU faculty are women
• 63% of JGU faculty have at least one international qualification
• 12% of JGU faculty is international from 36 countries and regions of the world

Sonipat, Haryana, 21 September 2020: O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has hired 165 new faculty members in the academic session 2020-2021. With the addition of these new faculty members, JGU has 725 full time faculty members across nine schools and three research and capacity building institutes. Their contribution as Researchers, Professors, and Scholars will promote a vibrant culture of academic excellence in diverse range of disciplines and fields and enhance institution building at JGU.

Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University observed, “This is an incredible milestone for a young university, which will be celebrating its 11th anniversary by the end of this month. We have recruited some of the most outstanding individuals from India and around the world to be part of a vibrant intellectual community of scholars and researchers. Notwithstanding the COVID-19 crisis and the global pandemic, we will work towards fulfilling our institutional responsibilities and shared commitment to our students and to the larger cause of education, research and social transformation. JGU continues to maintain a faculty student ratio of 1:9, which is an impeccable achievement for the University at any point of time, but more importantly, during these most difficult and challenging times.”

JGU has made a huge commitment through these new faculty hires of 165, including 68 Academic Tutors and TRIP Fellows. This has substantially expanded its faculty and will give more opportunities for learning to the students of JGU. The decision to hire such a large number of faculty members, scholars and practitioners across different disciplines and backgrounds is a testament to JGU’s commitment to establish a world class institution of excellence in India.

Professor Raj Kumar, while outlining the vision for the rationale of the recruitment of new faculty members said, “Within a short span of eleven years, JGU has been able to attract and retain faculty members from across the world by focusing on the five core principles: first, providing academic freedom, autonomy and independence to the faculty members; second, promoting pluralism and celebrating diversity; third, promoting collegiality and teamwork; fourth, focusing on the faculty development programmes to emphasize on knowledge creation, research, publications, and citations; and fifth, maintaining highest ethical standards in professional and personal behaviour.”

Professor Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik, Registrar, O.P. Jindal Global University observed, “JGU has sustained the process of hiring faculty members who have outstanding educational qualifications, global orientation, impeccable publication record, relevant work experience, including in the world of practice and those individuals who have a strong commitment to institution building. It is also a proud achievement for JGU that 63% of its faculty members have at least one international qualification from the leading universities of the world.”

JGU’s focus on global orientation for promoting diversity is unparalleled among universities in the world. “JGU has 12% international faculty among its full time faculty members from 36 different countries and regions,” added Mr. Jitu Mishra, JGU Senior Director HR and Chief Operating Officer. “While organizations across the world are struggling to maintain a healthy gender diversity ratio, 53% of the full time faculty members in JGU are women and nearly 41% of the academic leadership positions are held by women faculty members across all the schools of JGU. Moreover, 59% of the new faculty members joining JGU in this academic session are women. There are very few universities in the world, which ensures this level of gender diversity among its faculty. However, we need to set our own standards and work towards promoting gender and other forms of diversities among JGU faculty. This will always be our institutional commitment and we will continue to take sincere efforts in the years to come,” said, Mr. Jitu Mishra.

The focus on global orientation for promoting diversity at JGU is further strengthened by the fact that nearly 12% of its full time faculty members are international, coming from 36 different countries/regions of the world, such as Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Nepal, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, Ukraine, United States of America and Zimbabwe.

Notwithstanding the global pandemic and the COVID-19 public health crisis in 2020, it was a remarkable year for JGU. JGU is not only amongst the 21 Indian Universities to have made it to the QS World University Rankings 2021, but has also climbed up an impressive 100 ranks and positioned itself in the Top 651-700 universities in the world. JGU is also recognised in the QS WUR 2021 as India”s Number 1 Ranked Private University. JGU has been ranked as the India’s Number 1 Law School and among the top 101-150 in the world the QS World University Ranking 2020 by Subject. JGU is also the only private university from India and the only university with a focus entirely on social sciences, arts and humanities to be featured in the Top 150 universities in the world in the QS Young University Rankings 2021.


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