O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has become the only University from India that has been shortlisted by Times Higher Education (THE) for its Asia Awards 2020 in the categories of "Outstanding Leadership and Management Team" and "Excellence and Innovation in the Arts".
JGU, which has completed just 10 years, is also the youngest institution from Asia that is in contention for these top honours.
In a unique recognition, JGU has been shortlisted under three different award categories this year that celebrate efforts and success in:
• Outstanding Leadership and Management Team
• Excellence and Innovation in the Arts
• Workplace of the Year
These awards recognize and celebrate the transformational work of selected universities across 48 nations of the Asian Continent. THE Awards Asia 2020 attract nominations from hundreds of widely acknowledged universities that are among the best in the world.
JGU has been shortlisted for THE Asia Awards for second year in a row. These awards were instituted by THE in 2019.
"Congratulations to the Team JGU for being short-listed in the acclaimed Times Higher Education Awards Asia 2020 for a second time in a row. This is a remarkable recognition of our continued efforts towards promoting excellence and innovation in teaching, research and governance. The three categories in which JGU has been shortlisted by THE Awards Asia 2020 are at the heart of JGU's vision to build a world class university in India. The recognition of JGU's effort in institution building by an internationally reputed organisation such as the Times Higher Education augurs well for India's efforts to position and benchmark its leading universities among the best in the world", says, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University.
Welcoming the announcement, Professor Kathleen Modrowski, Dean, Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities (JSLH) said, "I am thrilled to learn that JSLH has been recognised as the best liberal arts school in India with the Times Higher Education shortlisting it for THE Asia Awards 2020. I am delighted that our best practices and innovations have been appreciated at the Asian and global level. I congratulate all the faculty members of JSLH and students on this very special occasion."
These awards offer a platform to recognise outstanding leadership and institutional performance, and celebrate Asian higher education excellence in all of its diversity. The aim is to discover how the spirit of innovation continues today in research, education and collaborations with industry, and how it has been strengthened by scholars and students increasingly crossing national and disciplinary boundaries, as well as building links between industry and academia.