OP Jin­dal Global Univer­sity

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Soni­pat, Haryana

Cov­ered with a criss-cross iron frame­work and beau­ti­ful Bud­dha sculp­ture in the cen­tre, OP Jin­dal Global Univer­sity prom­ises ex­cel­lent in­fra­struc­ture with qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion. Founded in 2009 as a non-profit global univer­sity, it has six schools of­fer­ing un­der­grad­u­ate and post­grad­u­ate de­grees in law, busi­ness, in­ter­na­tional af­fairs, govern­ment and pub­lic pol­icy, lib­eral arts, hu­man­i­ties, jour­nal­ism and com­mu­ni­ca­tion. The univer­sity has inked col­lab­o­ra­tive agree­ments with Yale, Har­vard, In­di­ana Univer­sity, New York Univer­sity, Univer­sity of Michi­gan, Queen’s Univer­sity and York Univer­sity. “Dur­ing the time I spent abroad study­ing and work­ing, I had the op­por­tu­nity to ob­serve and ex­pe­ri­ence lead­ing higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions in the US, Europe and East Asia. I was con­vinced that I wanted to work to­wards ad­dress­ing is­sues in the In­dian higher ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem. When I moved to the City Univer­sity, Hong Kong, in 2002, I saw that this lit­tle city in Asia has eight uni­ver­si­ties and four of them in­clud­ing the City Univer­sity are in the Top 100 in the QS world univer­sity rank­ings. It was in Hong Kong that I fi­nally wrote a pa­per on my ideas of build­ing a global univer­sity,” says C Raj Ku­mar, Vice-chan­cel­lor.

› Pop­u­lar cour­ses BA LLB, BBA LLB, BBA, BA (Hons) in lib­eral arts and hu­man­i­ties

› USP Col­lab­o­ra­tion with uni­ver­si­ties in­clud­ing Har­vard, Yale and New York Univer­sity

› En­try On the ba­sis of merit and en­trance ex­am­i­na­tions con­ducted by the univer­sity

› Fee struc­ture `5 lakh a year for five-year law pro­gramme and twoyear MBA pro­gramme › Web­site www.jgu.edu.in

RAJWANT RAWAT

PRO­FES­SOR C RAJ KU­MAR, VC, OP JIN­DAL GLOBAL UNIVER­SITY

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