About the University
O.P. Jindal Global University
About the University
O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is a global, non-profit university in India, established by the Government of Haryana and recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). JGU is one of the few universities in Asia that maintains a 1:8 faculty-student ratio and appoints faculty members from both India and different parts of the world with outstanding academic qualifications and experience. JGU is a research-intensive university and deeply committed to its core institutional values of interdisciplinary and innovative pedagogy, pluralism and rigorous scholarship, and globalism and international engagement.
JGU has established ten schools: Jindal Global Law School (JGLS); Jindal Global Business School (JGBS); Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA); Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP); Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities (JSLH); Jindal School of Journalism and Communication (JSJC); Jindal School of Art and Architecture (JSAA); Jindal School of Banking and Finance (JSBF); Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability (JSES) and the Jindal School of Psychology and Counselling (JSPC).
JGU has been granted autonomy by the University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Education, Government of India, for receiving the “A” Grade from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). This makes JGU the only private university in the state of Haryana and the only private university in India to be given the status of autonomy.
JGU has made history by breaking into the QS World University Rankings 2021 Edition. JGU is also the only Indian private university in the top 150 universities in the world under 50 years old to appear in the QS Young University Rankings 2021. In September 2019, JGU was selected as an 'Institution of Eminence' (IOE) by the Government of India, making JGU one of only eight private universities in India to be awarded this status.
JGU was ranked in the top 700 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2021 Edition, making it India's No. 1 Private University and India's No. 1 University dedicated to Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.
About the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
The Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP) has pioneered higher education in public policy in India. It engages with the contemporary policy environment, which demands new imaginations, methodologies, and revitalised ethics. JSGP promotes interdisciplinary studies, teaching, and research programmes, and strives to develop a comparative perspective on local, regional, and global policy issues.
R. SudarshanProfessor and Dean, Executive Director, Centre for Global Governance and Policy
Professor Sudarshan obtained his Master’s degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, where he also earned his Rhodes scholarship. He joined Balliol College, University of Oxford, and obtained a Master’s degree in Politics in 1977. He was elected to a research fellowship at St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, where he studied judicial review of economic legislation by the Supreme Court of India.
Throughout his career, Professor Sudarshan has had many roles, including as Assistant Representative and Program Officer for Human Rights and Social Justice of the Ford Foundation's South Asia Office in New Delhi; and as Senior Economist and Assistant Representative for Governance and Public Policy for UNDP.
Bhuvaneswari RamanProfessor & Associate Dean (Academic Affairs)
Professor Bhuvaneswari Raman studied at the School of Planning and Architecture in Chennai, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok and completed her doctoral degree in urban social policy at London School of Economics in the UK. Her research interests include transformation of urban land, urban politics, economic geography governance, research methodology, gender and urban poverty.
Milindo ChakrabartiProfessor & Associate Dean
Professor Milindo Chakrabarti has over 27 years of teaching and research experience in microeconomics, international trade and business, environmental economics, Indian economics and development economics. He has written and published numerous research papers, articles, and books, as well as delivered lectures at Indiana University Bloomington, University of Southern California, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India.
Rajeev MalhotraProfessor and Executive Director, Centre for Development and Finance, Lead Author & Chief Editor, India Public Policy Report
With over 28 years of experience, Professor Malhotra has worked with the Government of India, where until August 2012 he served as Economic Adviser to the former Union Finance Minister. He has also worked at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva between 2002 and 2008.
Professor Malhotra's expertise is in macroeconomic issues in development policy; fiscal policy and budgeting; planning, monitoring, evaluation and impact assessments; poverty estimation and human development; and human rights and development. He has led research on human rights and rights sensitive development indicators at the UN, and is seen as an international expert on the subject.
Naresh SinghProfessor and Director, Centre for Complexity Economics and Applied Spirituality for Public Policy
Professor Naresh Singh specializes in sustainable livelihoods, poverty, environment, legal empowerment and evaluation of policies and programs in complex situations. He has worked in more than 60 countries worldwide.
Previously, he served as the former Executive Director of the UN Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor co-chaired by Madeleine Albright and Hernando de Soto, and has held several senior positions in the Federal Government of Canada, the United Nations Development Program, the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute.
Professor Sarkar's work draws from political theory, sociology and political economy. He earned his PhD and MPhil from the University of Oxford in the UK, and his Master's from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India. Professor Sarkar is the founding faculty member and former Associate Dean of Jindal School of Government and Public Policy.
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