O P Jindal Global University (JGU) has been identified as a leading university in Asia according to QS ASIA University Rankings 2019. A research intensive university founded in 2009, JGU has been ranked among the leading 450 universities in Asia, placing it in the top 3 percent of more than 13,000 universities in the region.
Congress M P Shashi Tharoor congratulated the university on twitter for its extraordinary laurel by tweeting, "It is a proud moment not only for JGU, but for India as well. Congrats to Chancellor Naveen Jindal and my young friend VC Prof Raj Kumar who shared his dream with me in 2005".
Naveen Jindal, founding Chancellor and benefactor of JGU said on achieving this milestone that to be recognized as the Youngest Indian university in a prestigious international ranking is a testament to the hard work and contribution of the faculty members, students and staff of JGU.
"We are deeply humbled by this international recognition that will further motivate and inspire us to pursue the cause of institution building in India," said Jindal.
Professor C Raj Kumar, founding Vice Chancellor of JGU said that the international recognition has come at the right time when JGU has also been conferred autonomy' by the UGC and Ministry of Human Resource Development. "Breaking into QS Asia University Rankings in barely nine years since our founding is an unprecedented achievement for an institution in its quest for eminence," Kumar said.
Recently, JGU was ranked as the youngest Indian University in the QS BRICS University Rankings 2019 across five major countries that comprise the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) among 9,000 universities.
The ranking process of QS Asia University Rankings 2019 is quite stringent.
It uses 11 indicators to compile the ranking, including a global survey of 83,877 academics and 42,862 recruiters to assess the reputation of universities.
Over 13,000 universities in nearly 46 countries (and regions) in Asia were taken into consideration in the rankings.