Kolkata: In a momentous announcement, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has announced the award of more than 2,000 scholarships to deserving students for the forthcoming academic year 2024-25. This transformative initiative is geared towards providing outstanding young talent with equal opportunities to access high-quality education.
The decision to award more than 2000+ scholarships for the incoming batch of 2024-25 is to commemorate the special occasion of the 15th anniversary of JGU to be celebrated in 2024. This will empower more than 60% of the new students admitted in 2024 to receive these scholarships to study at JGU.
Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University iterated that “We are most delighted to announce this transformative initiative to award over 2000+ scholarships to our incoming students in 2024. JGU believes education to be a beacon of opportunity for all, regardless of their family background or economic standing. Our founding Chancellor and benefactor, Mr. Naveen Jindal has always recognised the importance of access to education for the deserving students, regardless of their financial circumstances.”
Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar said, “The most tangible expression of this commitment is our generous scholarship programme. During the last 14 years, JGU has awarded over INR 250 crores in scholarships and almost half of the students studying at JGU have been recipients of these scholarships. It has been a life-changing experience for our students as they got access to a world-class education, which they may not have been able to afford.”
Embracing a comprehensive array of disciplines across 12 schools, including Law, Business, International Affairs, Public Policy, Liberal Arts, Media Studies, Architecture, Banking & Finance, Environment & Sustainability, Psychology & Counselling, Languages & Literature, Public Health & Human Development, and two specialised research institutes focusing on behavioural sciences and education, JGU is dedicated to shattering conventional educational boundaries and nurturing interdisciplinary learning.
With over 30 undergraduate programmes and more than 15 postgraduate programmes, JGU’s academic offerings are firmly grounded in interdisciplinary innovation, enabling students to seamlessly transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.
With this announcement of scholarships for 2,000 students, JGU continues to ensure that these invaluable resources are accessible to exceptionally talented individuals, thereby enriching its academic community and fostering global excellence. The scholarships are to be awarded on merit-cum-means, following a transparent and holistic admissions process.
The eligibility criteria include annual family income, last qualifying examination score, JSAT (Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test) or any other relevant standardized examination results and faculty interview score (where applicable).