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O.P. Jindal Global University Launches 7 New Academic Programmes

Jindal Global University to physically open for all students on August 1, 2022

July 14, 2022

The OP Jindal Global University (JGU) announced full-fledged physical reopening of its campus from Monday, 01 August 2022. The Sonipat-based varsity will welcome its faculty members along with newly admitted and existing students back to the campus after two years of virtual and hybrid learning. The COVID-19 pandemic-induced circumstances had forced the university to close its physical campus from 6 March 2020 and transition to online teaching. In March 2022, the campus reopened partially in accordance with the government guidelines.

Starting from Monday, 01 August 2022, approximately 8,900 students will pursue various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, offered by 12 schools and a University wide research institute, at this fully residential university. All the newly admitted and existing students will return to the campus to resume full-fledged classroom learning.                                  

Students will return to the campus in a phased manner from Tuesday, 26 July 2022 till Sunday, 31 July 2022. All the faculty members of JGU from India and around the will also return to the JGU campus to resume physical classroom teaching from August 1.

Over the last two years, the university has developed its infrastructure and built a state-of-the-art academic block sprawling over one lakh square feet. It set up computer labs for the purpose of data analytics, and installed an AI-based language training software, capable of teaching multiple languages such as English, Spanish, French, German, etc.

Consolidating and augmenting its sports facilities, JGU developed cricket, football and hockey grounds meeting international standards; state-of-the-art cushioned, synthetic tennis and basketball courts with a massive flood light system.

The university established a multipurpose Performing Arts Academy, a first-of-its-kind for any university in the region. It will serve as a Performing Arts and Movie Theatre as well as a state-of-the-art Conference Hall. JGU has also set up a polo ground to develop equestrian facilities and train students in the sport.  Other additions to its infrastructure include new student housing blocks and upgraded health centre – a noteworthy development as JGU prepares for the physical reopening of its campus.

In addition to the development of infrastructure, the university started four new Schools and 17 innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate programmes since 2020. During the tumultuous period of the pandemic, JGU received the recognition as an Institution of Eminence by the Government of India and featured in the QS World University Rankings. It received special distinctions by the Times Higher Education for its digital innovation. 

JGU is ranked among the top 250 universities in the world in faculty-student ratio, among the top 450 universities in the world in employer reputation, and among the top 550 universities in the world in international faculty ratio. O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has emerged as India’s No. 1 private university for the third year in a row, according to the QS World University Rankings 2023. Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) has now been ranked 70th among the best law schools in the world and No.1 in India by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.The fact that JGU has maintained its position as the No. 1 private university in India for three years in a row amid the extremely challenging circumstances of the devastating global pandemic exhibits the resilience of the university’s strong foundations designed to foster academic excellence and create exciting new opportunities for our students. 

Also read: Jindal Global Law School ranks 70th globally, No.1 in India

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