New Delhi: O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has been ranked as India’s top private university by the QS World University Rankings 2021.
A total of 21 universities from India are in the top 1,000 in the world in these rankings released on Wednesday, compared to 24 universities last year.
Three institutes – Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in Bengaluru and Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) – made it to top 200 institutes in the world this year.
With a jump of a possible 100 ranks to the 651-700 band this year from the 751-800 band last year, JGU is the only “Institution of Eminence” (IOE) that has climbed up significantly in the QS World University Rankings 2021 compared to the rankings last year.
“It is an incredibly proud moment for me to see JGU leading the charge in fostering academic excellence in India and the world,” Chancellor of JGU, Naveen Jindal, said in a statement.
Out of the 20 IOEs selected by the Indian government, only 13 found a place in the QS World University Rankings 2021.
These include four IITs, IISc, Delhi University, Anna University, University of Hyderabad, MAHE (Manipal Academy of Higher Education), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, BHU (Banaras Hindu University), Jadavpur University and O.P. Jindal Global University.
This year, JGU is the youngest and the highest performing IOE compared to previous year’s Qs World University Rankings 2020.
“Being 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,” said C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor of JGU.
“Our constant endeavour will be to further strengthen our teaching, learning outcomes, international collaborations and quality.”
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will be the Chief Guest at a virtual event for unveiling and the presentation of QS World University Rankings 2021 certificates to ranked Indian institutions on Wednesday.
The Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Professor D.P. Singh, and the Chairman of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Professor V.S. Chauhan will also attend the event.