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OP Jindal Global University breaks into world’s top 500 varsities

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New Delhi, Sep 23: O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is ranked among the world’s top 500 universities in the prestigious QS Graduate Employability Rankings (GER) 2022, released on Thursday.

JGU’s overall ranking in the QS GER 2022 is 301-500. QS GER makes a global comparison of the employability outcomes of higher education institutions, therefore, making JGU one of the leading institutions globally for creating robust and globally recognised career pathways for the youth. To achieve this despite the turbulence of the global pandemic is extraordinary. JGU’s ability to produce high-performing achievers is reflective of the university’s cutting edge and progressive curriculum and effective career-services governance which enable the graduates of the university to be highly employable, and act as instruments of change at any organizations that they are a part of.

This recognition is also a testament to JGU’s constant commitment to breaking the stereotypes of success within the Indian Higher Education landscape. This is indicated by multiple dimensions of this accomplishment. Firstly, JGU is the only Indian university to be featured in these rankings that is purely focused on social sciences, arts and humanities. Secondly, it is one of the only two private Indian universities on this list; the other being the nearly-six-decade old Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani). Thirdly, JGU, established in 2009, remains India’s youngest university on this illustrious list of 11 other Indian universities that have made it to the QS GER rankings this year. The list includes 6 IITs, University of Delhi, BITS Pilani, University of Mumbai, Indian Institute of Science, and University of Calcutta. The youngest among the Indian institutions ranked in QS GER 2022, JGU is also among the top 71 institutions in Graduate Employment Rate (GER). JGU has also received an impressive score of 86.9/100 in Graduate Employment Rate, a key indicator considered for the rankings that involves measuring the proportion of graduates (excluding those opting to pursue further study or those who have made themselves unavailable for work) in full or part-time employment within 12 months of graduation.

Congratulating the JGU community on the achievement which cements the university’s position among the world’s premier higher education institutions, Naveen Jindal, Founding Chancellor, JGU, said, “I am humbled to learn that JGU now ranks among the top 500 of the world’s higher education institutions in the prestigious QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022. As we mark the 12th Anniversary of JGU on 30th September 2021, this remarkable achievement couldn’t have come at a better time. It is a true reflection of the vision and imagination that led to the creation of JGU in 2009. It is indeed the result of the outstanding contributions of the faculty members, students and staff of JGU across all these years. This recognition proves that efforts to establish JGU as a centre of excellence that produces outstanding leaders in various walks of life are bearing fruits. This is a commendable accomplishment during this year given the impact of the global pandemic on the employment of students worldwide. I am filled with pride to see that JGU has overcome various challenges to provide world-class employment opportunities to its students even during a global health crisis.”

Expressing the significance of this accomplishment for JGU in carving a future especially for non-STEM students of India and the world, Professor (Dr) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor, JGU said, “The fact that in just 12 years since its establishment, JGU has emerged as one of the World’s Top 500 universities in the coveted 2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022 is a fantastic recognition of the university’s capacity to produce world-class graduates. In addition to putting in place world-class infrastructure and serving as a hub for erudite scholars from different parts of the globe, JGU has also established a robust Office of Career Services which connects our students with potential employers. I believe that these factors, combined with the university’s focus on imparting interdisciplinary experiential learning, providing our students with opportunities of international exposure as well enabling them with internships with leading organisations have contributed immensely to the elevation of JGU’s status as a globally recognized institution in QS GER 2022. JGU’s entry into QS GER also shows that non-STEM graduates can also develop impactful career trajectories given the right platform. JGU will continue to work towards strengthening its platform for creating meaningful and globally recognized career pathways for non-STEM aspirants.”

Recognizing the efforts of the JGU community in achieving this important milestone, Professor Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik, Registrar, O.P. Jindal Global University said, “This recognition fills us with great joy and humility, especially since it comes on the heels of the QS World University Rankings (WUR) 2022, released in June this year, which ranked JGU as India’s number one private University. It is a reflection of the commitment JGU has towards the youth of our nation. To have achieved this within just 12 years has made JGU the youngest Indian university in these rankings. As a non-STEM private university, JGU continues to strive towards breaking barriers. This achievement of JGU is indeed a result of the collaborative efforts of the JGU academic fraternity as a whole, including the students whose commitment and perseverance has been instrumental in achieving this important milestone. JGU will always ensure creation of experiences and curriculum that will help its students evolve into valuable assets to their employers, and demonstrate great leadership skills in their careers.”

Highlighting the competitiveness of these rankings and commenting on the significance of this accomplishment, Professor Arjya Majumdar, Dean, Office of Benchmarking and Institutional Transformation, said, “JGU has made it to the top 500 universities from among a very competitive pool of institutions worldwide. In fact, it relies on a very rich data set of survey responses. For this year’s edition of international rankings, QS considered responses from over 75,000 employers, over 40,800 mapped degrees and affiliations of over 29,000 high-achievers, nearly 170,000 employers’ connections with graduates, and evaluated over 310,000 work placement partnerships. Also, this recognition is all the more significant this year as many young graduating students across the nation still face high levels of uncertainty amidst the ongoing pandemic. These rankings demonstrate JGU’s institutional resilience and its commitment towards overcoming challenges of all kinds to continue building word-class opportunities of employment for the students.”

The QS GER methodology is very robust and ensures the consideration of multiple and diverse parameters. For determining these employability rankings of higher education institutions across the world, QS considers how well reputed the institutions are among employers, whether the institutions are nurturing high-achievers, how connected institutions are to companies and how attractive the institution’s recent graduates are to employers. QS considered the following indicators and weightings to calculate the scores for GER 2022: employer reputation (30 per cent), alumni outcomes (25 per cent), partnerships with employers per faculty (25 per cent), employer-student connections (10 per cent) and graduate employment rate (10 per cent).

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Agartala: In what appears to be a step to boost the morale of the government employees, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday asked the government employees to call him “Dada” instead of “Sir”. “Call me Dada, not sir. It enhances the warmth of the relationship”, Deb told a gathering of government employees.

Deb exhorted the government employees of the state especially ASHA and Anganwadi workers of the state asking them not to dishearten as the state government was eager to improve their pay structure.

“I salute the ASHA and Anganwadi workers of my state. The level of dedication that my sisters have shown during the pandemic period deserved applause. I know, they want to hear good news from me and I am assuring you all that this government will not disappoint anyone”, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb told a gathering of government employees at Badharghat sports school field organized by Vivekananda Vicha Manch (VVM).

VVM has emerged as a big platform of government employees, of late, and Sunday’s public rally was its first big gathering to thank the Chief Minister for the series of steps his government took for the welfare of the employees.

“I know what challenges you people are facing. Nothing is hidden in front of me. I am assuring you all everything will be taken care of in the due course of time”, he added.  Lauding the efforts of government employees Deb said, without them no government office can function.

“Due to the efforts of government employees, people can access the benefits of the state sponsored welfare schemes. But, for a prolonged period the employees did not get their right to do something freely. They were trapped in the clutches of unions. In the previous regime, Left sponsored unions used to enjoy supreme power which had reduced the whole work culture of the state to tatters. In 2018, you people showed courage and voted BJP to power”, said Deb.

“Despite fund constraints, the state government is positively working on the issues of DA and other factors pertaining to the interest of the government employees. Our government has already addressed a number of issues related to financial benefits. The ad-hoc promotion, increment for Group D, Group C employees, regularization of SSA teachers, seventh pay scale, UGC scale for professors, special benefit for LTC are to name a few. All these indicate what we want to do and we shall do what we promise”, the Chief Minister said.

The Chief Minister also asked the officials not to call him “sir” suggesting them to refer to him as “Dada” as it makes the relationship stronger and cherished. The Chief Minister also distributed clothes among children of Badharghat sports school during the programme. State BJP President Manik Saha, Minister Ram Prasad Paul, Minister Sushanta Chowdhury, MLA Mimi Majumder, state BJP Vice President and president of Vivekananda Vichar Manch Rajib Bhattacharjee also spoke on the occasion.

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