I NDIA’ S BEST UNI­VER­SI­TIES

India Today - - EDUCATION - By Son­ali Acharjee

Un­veil­ing a new me­dia re­search depart­ment; de­sign­ing stu­dent ex­changes with the deputy Prime Min­is­ter of Viet­nam, Nguyen Thien Nhan; chat­ting with stu­dents at the cam­pus dhaba be­fore an event to in­tro­duce a hith­erto un­her­alded en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist to over 6,000 schol­ars. The daily sched­ule of Jawa­har­lal Nehru Univer­sity’s ( JNU) Vice- Chan­cel­lor Sudhir Kumar So­pory, 54, is a fit­ting trib­ute to the multi- discli­plinary ethos of the univer­sity.

Lo­cated in the heart of south Delhi, JNU is a univer­sity which fo­cuses on pro­vid­ing a self- suf­fi­cient aca­demic en­vi­ron­ment in­su­lated from out­side dis­trac­tions. Ev­ery year new fa­cil­i­ties are im­ple­mented to en­rich the over­all stu­dent ex­pe­ri­ence. In 2011, the univer­sity suc­cess­fully added the Cen­tre for Me­dia Re­search, Cen­tre for Cen­sus and Cen­tre for In­clu­sion and Ex­clu­sion, as well as a Lin­guis­tic Em­pow­er­ment Cell. The lat­ter has in­tro­duced two foun­da­tion cour­ses in English as well as tuition on tech­ni­cal and trans­la­tion writ­ing. Given JNU’S

VICE- CHAN­CEL­LOR S. K. SO­PORY

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