College Reopening

OP Jindal reopens its campus, welcomes students and faculty back

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Posted on 28 Feb 2022
17:43 PM
 In addition to the development of infrastructure, JGU started three new schools and 17 interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

In addition to the development of infrastructure, JGU started three new schools and 17 interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Source: Website

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As a residential university, approximately 8,000 students are pursuing various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by the 10 schools of JGU
JGU upgraded its infrastructure, built new residences and arts and sports facilities during the lockdown

OP Jindal Global University (JGU) in Sonipat, Haryana opened its campus to students and faculty members after two years on February 27, 2022, as per its institutional plans in compliance with directives of the government of Haryana. Since the institute resorted to online teaching and remote working, with the collective effort put in by the faculty, students and staff and the digital governance led by JGU's IT team, by December 2020, 24,000+ online classes were completed, 1250+ unique online examinations were conducted and 69,000+ assessments were submitted during this period.

As a residential university, approximately 8,000 students are pursuing various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by the 10 schools of JGU.

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The schedule for the returning of students to the campus was implemented in a phased manner with effect from Sunday, 27 February till Sunday, 6 March. The faculty members who were teaching online and working remotely from India and around the world have also returned to the campus to resume classroom teaching.

During the period of lockdown, the university progressively developed its infrastructure and built a one lakh square-feet state-of-the-art academic block; established computer labs for the purpose of data analytics, and training students in different languages. The university consolidated and augmented its sports facilities with the development of international standards cricket, football and hockey grounds, state-of-the-art cushioned, synthetic tennis and basketball courts with a massive flood light system; built a multipurpose performing arts academy, which will serve the purpose of a theatre and conference hall.

The University also built new student housing blocks. In addition to the development of infrastructure, the university started three new schools and 17 innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. During the tumultuous period of the lockdown, JGU received the recognition as an Institution of Eminence by the Government of India in addition to featuring in the QS World University Rankings and receiving special distinctions by the Times Higher Education for its digital innovation.

Founding vice-chancellor of JGU, C Raj Kumar said, “My warm wishes go out to the students who have patiently waited for two years for this special day. They are the most valued persons in our university and indeed, our raison d'etre. Since March 2020, universities around the world have been faced with an extraordinary crisis in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic. It truly tested JGU's resilience too. The last two years have been one of the most challenging years of our time. The JGU community yet again proved that for every challenge that comes our way, we could convert it into an opportunity to change ourselves for the better.”

Last updated on 28 Feb 2022
17:43 PM
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