Naveen Jindal, founding chancellor of the O.P. Jindal Global University said, "In a short span of six years for JGU to be able to receive accreditation and achieve the distinction of being awarded the A grade from NAAC. It is a fitting tribute to the outstanding contribution of all individuals connected to the JGU working under the dynamic and inspiring leadership of its founding vice chancellor. It is, indeed, a proud moment for us.”
The O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), a private university of Haryana has been awarded an 'A' grade by the University Grants Commission (UGC). It is the highest rating ever given to a private university in the state.
"As the first private university that was established in the state of Haryana in 2009, we assumed a leadership role in promoting best practices in all aspects of teaching, research and administration. We are seeing its results today," added Aman Shah, director, quality assurance and accreditation office.
The rating was awarded by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of the autonomous UGC.
It is a "remarkable achievement of JGU" for being the first private university in Haryana to receive the 'A' grade from the NAAC.
“The university will continue to draw upon the legacy of Mr. O.P. Jindal and the inspiration of Mr. Naveen Jindal. It is his vision, philanthropy, and imagination that have culminated in the success of JGU as an institution of national and global excellence and I thank him for inspiring us!" said the vice chancellor.
The NAAC follows criteria to assess all higher education institutions in India which include:
- Curricular aspects
- Learning and evaluation
- Consultancy and extension
- Infrastructure and learning resources
- Student support and progression
- Leadership and management
- Best practices
"We will continue to strive towards raising quality and promoting excellence in institution building as the recognition by the NAAC has further motivated us to develop a sense of renewed confidence in our conviction to transform the landscape of higher education in India," university registrar Y.S.R. Murthy said.