O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) Commemorates 15th Anniversary with 2,000+ Scholarships for 2024-25 Academic Year
New Delhi: O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has unveiled a significant initiative to mark its 15th anniversary by offering over 2,000 scholarships for the upcoming academic year 2024-25. As part of its commitment to accessibility and inclusivity in education, JGU aims to empower deserving students by providing them with valuable financial support.
Merit-Cum-Means Scholarships to Foster Equal Educational Opportunities
The scholarships will be granted based on merit-cum-means, reflecting JGU’s dedication to transparent and holistic admissions. This approach ensures that students from diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to pursue higher education without financial constraints. The eligibility criteria encompass various factors such as annual family income, scores from the last qualifying examination, performance in the Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test (JSAT) or other standardized tests, and performance in faculty interviews (if applicable).
A Transformative Initiative with a Vision
Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, the founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University, expressed his enthusiasm for this transformative initiative. He stated, “We are most delighted to announce this transformative initiative to award over 2,000 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.” Dr. Kumar also highlighted the university’s commitment to equal access to education, a vision shared by Mr. Naveen Jindal, the founding Chancellor and benefactor of JGU.
Democratizing Higher Education and Fostering Inclusion
Professor (Dr.) Upasana Mahanta, Dean of Admissions and Outreach at JGU, emphasized the significance of the university’s scholarship program. “JGU’s announcement of over 2,000 scholarships in 2024 will pave the way for the democratization of higher education with a strong emphasis on access, diversity, and inclusion,” she stated. The scholarships not only provide financial assistance but also contribute to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Dr. Mahanta highlighted the belief that diversity enriches the learning experience, encouraging innovation and progress.
Overcoming Financial Barriers for Aspiring Changemakers
Dr. Mahanta also encouraged students with a desire to drive positive change in society to take advantage of the opportunities at JGU. “If you have a strong desire and passion to be a changemaker in society, JGU provides the ideal platform for you to acquire and enhance the necessary skills for your journey, with financial constraints not being a hindrance,” she said. This message underscores JGU’s commitment to enabling ambitious students to pursue their academic and societal aspirations.
About O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU)
O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is a pioneering institution dedicated to providing world-class education and fostering global perspectives. Established in [Year of Establishment], JGU is committed to offering accessible and transformative learning experiences to students from diverse backgrounds. With a focus on excellence, inclusivity, and innovation, JGU has emerged as a hub for education and research in India and beyond.