2000+ scholarships announced by OP Jindal Global University for 2024 to commemorate 15th anniversary

The move is intended to empower more than 60% of the new students admitted in 2024, who would receive these scholarships to study at JGU.
O.P. Jindal Global University
O.P. Jindal Global University

OP Jindal Global University (JGU) has announced the award of more than 2,000 scholarships to incoming students students for the academic year 2024-25.

The move is intended to empower more than 60% of the new students admitted in 2024, who would receive these scholarships to study at JGU. 

The decision will also commemorate the 15th anniversary of JGU, to be celebrated in 2024.

While making this historic announcement, Professor (Dr.) C Raj Kumar, founding Vice Chancellor of OP Jindal Global University iterated that, 

“We are most delighted to announce this transformative initiative to award over 2,000 scholarships to our incoming students in 2024. JGU believes education to be a beacon of opportunity for all. Naveen Jindal, our founding Chancellor and benefactor, has always recognised the importance of access to education for deserving students, regardless of their financial circumstances. The most tangible expression of this commitment is our generous scholarship programme. During the last 14 years, JGU has awarded over ₹250 crore in scholarships and almost half of the students studying at JGU have benefitted from these scholarships. It has been a life-changing experience for our students as they got access to world-class education, which they may not have been able to afford otherwise.” 

Professor Raj Kumar is a Rhodes scholar, who graduated from the University of Oxford and who also received full scholarships to study at Harvard University in the late 90s.

He explained the importance of instituting substantial scholarships at JGU this year by emphasizing that,

“Our commitment to providing scholarships is not just a policy; it's a reflection of our deep-seated belief that education is a powerful tool for social change.” 

JGU offers divers programmes in 12 schools, including Law, Business, International Affairs, Public Policy, Liberal Arts, Media Studies, Architecture, Banking and Finance, Environment and Sustainability, Psychology and Counselling, Languages and Literature, Public Health and Human Development, and two specialised research institutes focusing on behavioural sciences and education.

With over 30 undergraduate programmes and more than 15 postgraduate programmes, JGU's academic offerings are grounded in interdisciplinary innovation and intended to enable students to transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.  

Professor Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik, Registrar at JGU observed, 

“The award of over 2000 scholarships in 2024 will enable JGU to place the student experience at its core, which is further fueled by dynamic academia-industry interface and partnerships with national and international institutions. With over 1,100 full-time faculty members from 51 countries in the world, JGU stands out in the education industry. For students aspiring for international exposure, JGU offers a wide range of student mobility programmes in collaboration with 400+ international higher education institutions in over 70 countries.”  

Professor (Dr.) Upasana Mahanta, Dean (Admissions and Outreach), JGU added, 

“These scholarships in 2024 will pave the way for the democratization of higher education with a strong emphasis on access, diversity and inclusion. Our scholarships are not just about supporting students; they are about fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment. We firmly believe that this diversity is a source of strength, innovation, and progress. If you have a strong desire and passion to be a changemaker in society, JGU provides the ideal platform for you to acquire and enhance the necessary skills for your journey, with financial constraints not being a hindrance."

JGU hopes to make these resources accessible to exceptionally talented individuals, thereby enriching its academic community and fostering global excellence.

The scholarships are to be awarded on merit-cum-means basis, following a transparent and holistic admissions process. The eligibility criteria include annual family income, last qualifying examination score, Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test (JSAT), other relevant standardized examination results and faculty interview scores, where applicable.  

Professor Anand Prakash Mishra, Director of Law Admissions (JGLS) observed, 

"These scholarships awarded to our students in 2024 will be a giant step in the landscape of higher education and specifically legal education in India. In all academic programmes of Jindal Global Law School, LSAT—India 2024 Test score will remain the most important criterion to award scholarships to its law students."  

Vikram Singh Tomar, Director of Admissions (JGBS & JSBF) noted that all schools of JGU offer scholarships to students. 

“The announcement of the award of over 2,000 scholarships to students across India will enable many outstanding students to dream and aspire to study at JGU, and will empower them to make JGU as their preferred choice of study in 2024," he said.

To learn about the impact of JGU scholarships on the life and journey of JGU students, please read this report.

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