Key Highlights of the QS World University Rankings (WUR) 2022:
-JGU continues to be India’s Number One Private University.
-JGU is the highest-ranked private Institution of Eminence (IOE) of India in the QS WUR 2022
-35 Indian universities are featured in the QS WUR 2022 out of 1673 institutions that were analyzed globally
-Out of the 22 Indian universities that are ranked in the top 1000 in the QS WUR 2022, JGU is the highest-ranked Indian university, which focuses solely on Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.
-JGU is ranked amongst the top 260 universities in the world in faculty-student ratio, which presently stands at 1:8
New Delhi, June 12: O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is once again ranked as India’s Number 1 Private University by the QS World University Rankings 2022. JGU continues to be the highest-ranked private Institution of Eminence of India as per these rankings.
Within 12 years of establishment, JGU has been ranked in the top 750 universities in the world. JGU is also India’s Number 1 Ranked University with a focus solely on Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities as per the influential QS World University Rankings 2022.
As a twelve-year-old, non-STEM and non-Medicine university, JGU has yet again broken stereotypes of what it takes to be a truly Global University by sustaining its rank in the top 750 universities in the world. While 21 Indian universities made it to the top 1000 last year, this number stands at 22 universities this year.
This has become possible due to JGU’s international diversity among its faculty, its reputation among academics and employers globally, and a steadfast commitment to maintaining a strong faculty-student ratio. As per the QS World University Rankings 2022, JGU is ranked amongst the top 260 universities in the world in faculty-student ratio, which presently stands at a phenomenal 1:8, and also amongst the top universities in the world in academic and employer reputation.
Moreover, out of the 20 IOEs selected by the Government of India, only 11 found a place in the top 1000 of the QS World University Rankings 2022. This includes IISc, 4 IITs, Delhi University, Anna University, University of Hyderabad, MAHE, Jadavpur University and O.P. Jindal Global University. This year also, JGU is the youngest and the highest performing IOE compared to the previous year’s QS World University Rankings.
The Founding Chancellor of JGU, Mr. Naveen Jindal, said that this global recognition of JGU for three consecutive years is indeed a defining moment. He said, “It is an incredibly proud moment for me to see JGU leading the charge in fostering academic excellence in India and the world. JGU was established in memory of my father to be a centre of excellence and produce outstanding leaders in various walks of life. I am immensely pleased to see that it is fulfilling its vision through sustained hard work. I wish to congratulate the Vice-Chancellor, faculty, and staff of JGU for their continued commitment to providing a world-class education to our students.” He further said, “Featuring in the QS World University Rankings 2022 yet again and the prestigious recognition of JGU as an ‘Institution of Eminence’ gives hope for a more evolved higher education landscape in India in the coming years”.
Welcoming this exciting development, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor of JGU said, “JGU being recognized as a leading university in the world is testament to its aspiration to be a world-class university. The achievement of being recognized as the Rank 1 private university in India once again is remarkable in our brief institutional journey. We are deeply humbled by this international recognition for our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of excellence in higher education. Being a little over a decade-old, private, non-STEM, non-Medicine University, we are elated to have broken all stereotypes of what it takes to become a world-class university. Our constant endeavour will be to further strengthen our teaching, learning outcomes, international collaborations and quality of education.” Referring to the unprecedented challenges and current uncertainties during a pandemic, Professor (Dr.) C Raj Kumar affirmed the institutional commitment to promoting excellence at JGU and said, “At 12 years of age, a youthful and dynamic JGU is leading the path for a resurgent and emerging India to make a mark in the global higher education space. As the world fights the ramifications of a global pandemic, JGU, as the highest-ranked Indian university that solely focuses on social sciences, arts & humanities, and the highest-ranked private university in India, has a significant role to play in the development of India and the world.”
JGU is now in the same league as some of the leading international and mature universities, including the City University of New York (established in 1961), Georgia State University (established in 1913) and University of Houston (established in 1927) in the USA, Middlesex University (established in 1878) and University of Westminster (established in 1838) in the UK, Tokyo Metropolitan University (established in 1949) in Japan, University of Haifa (established in 1963) in Israel, and University of Duesseldorf (established in 1965) in Germany.