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  • O.P. Jindal Global University Launches 7 New Academic Programmes for Admissions 2021

    Published on December 23, 2020

    India’s first ranked private university and an ‘Institute of Eminence (IoE)’, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) announces 7 New Academic Programmes for Admissions 2021 along with the launch of its 10th School: Jindal School of Psychology & Counselling (JSPC). 

    The new programmes offered by the ten schools of JGU are as follows:

    1.   BA (Hons.) in Psychology 

    2.   BA (Hons.) in Finance & Entrepreneurship 

    3.   BFA (Hons.) Bachelor of Fine Arts 

    4.   BBA (Hons.) in Business Analytics 

    5.   BBA (Hons.) in Family Business

    6.   BBA (Hons.) in Financial Markets 

    7.   India’s first PG Diploma in Data Journalism 

    Additionally, the B.Design programme offered by the Jindal School of Arts & Architecture (JSAA) will have two new curriculum paths. First, is on “Urban Planning”, and second is on “Community Planning”, adding to their existing specialisation in “Interior Design”.

    Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, the Founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University said,”JGU is at the forefront of academic innovation, internationalisation, and resarch excellence with a view to providing a transfomative ediucation for our students. This has enabled us to overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19 to the world of higher education. As an ‘Institution of Eminence’ dedicated to the study of social sciences, liberal arts and humanities, it is important for us to make a strong and substantive impact on the economy, polity and society. The Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) that was established in 2014 has created a rich body of research and capacity building in behavioural sciences. We are building on that experience to develop a world class institution, the Jindal School of Psychology & Counselling (JSPC). Similarly, our faculty members at the Jindal Global Business School, Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities, Jindal School of Journalism & Communication and the Jindal School of Banking & Finance have a deep and rich experience in areas of Fine Arts, Entrepreneurship, Data Journalism, Business Analytics, Financial Markets and Business Studies. We aim to leverage these experiences to provide a unique educational opportunity to our students in a range of UG and PG programmes that are being offered in the new academic year 2021-22.”

    Professor Arjya B. Majumdar, Dean, Office of Admissions and Outreach, JGU said, “A 21st century Atmanirbhar Bharat has begun to have conversations around issues such as mental health, entrepreneurship and new age careers in fine arts. As a university dedicated to the study of social sciences, arts and humanities, JGU needs to be part of this conversation. These new programmes being offered at JGU will complement our existing repertoire of programmes in law, business, social sciences, politics, international relations, liberal arts, architecture, communication, commerce and environment studies.”

    Professor Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik, Registrar, O.P. Jindal Global University said, “O.P. Jindal Global University believes in shaping the social, emotional and intellectual lives of aspiring students. We continue to make concerted efforts to start new programmes that are in consonance with the vision and mission of the University. With a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach followed at JGU, students will benefit from the programmes offered by JGU. This would allow students to pursue their areas of interest with methodological rigour and thus become experts in their chosen fields.” 

    This year, JGU was formally conferred with the status of an ‘Institution of Eminence’ (IoE) by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. JGU broke into the QS World University Rankings on all three levels – Asia Rankings, BRICS Rankings and the World Rankings, having been recognised as India’s Number 1 Ranked Private University as per the latest QS World University Rankings and among the top 150 in the world in the latest QS World ‘Young’ University Rankings.