O P Jindal varsity gets excellence award

The Assocham National Education Excellence Award-2014 in the category of “Best University Serving Social Cause” was conferred on O P Jindal Global University at an event held here.

Prof C Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of the university and Prof Y S R Murthy, Registrar, received the award recently from Padma Vibhushan Dr Karan Singh. The jury chose the university from more than 450 nominations.

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) organised a one-day national conference on Excellence in Education followed by Assocham National Education Excellence Awards – 2014, to felicitate those who contributed significantly to improving quality of education, innovation, research and development.

Prof C Raj Kumar said: “As the university is completing five years since its establishment in 2009, it is a great honour to receive the Assocham National Excellence Award. JGU is deeply committed to public service and this award is a recognition of the university's outstanding contributions to social causes through teaching, research, knowledge creation and capacity building and in particular serves as a testimonial to the working of the research centres in the fields of clinical and rural governance programmes in law, health, human rights, victimology, and women’s rights."

Assocham National Education Summit and Excellence awards was supported by the Planning Commission, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Association of Indian Universities and the National Skill Development Corporation.

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