The Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has been recognized as a “Premium Higher Education Institute” (HEI) by Ernst & Young and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
A recent report relating to higher education in India entitled “New Realities, New Possibilities: The Changing Face of Indian Higher Education” published by E&Y and FICCI observes that, “Premium HEIs have evolved over the last decade and are comparable to the best in the world…offering their students with the best of global standards in terms of infrastructure, curriculum, faculty, systems and processes” and target students going abroad.
According to the report, JGLS's faculty-student ratio of 1:10 is among the best in the country and JGLS has one of the best faculty members drawn from various globally acclaimed institutes. JGLS uses host of global teaching methods in the form of class presentations, group assignments, on field research and field visits, video-conferences; web based learning, live simulation exercises etc.
Commenting on this development, the Dean of JGLS and the Vice Chancellor of JGU, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar said, "It is truly remarkable that within a span of two years since the establishment of O.P. Jindal Global University and its first school, Jindal Global Law School, we have been able to achieve this important distinction and recognition. The collaborative conferences and programmes with Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Michigan, Indiana, Cornell and many other institutions around the world has truly put us on the world map as a unique centre for excellence in global legal education. Our emphasis on multi-disciplinary research and publications with the Jindal Global Law Review, several research reports and our faculty’s publications are important steps towards establishing a research-intensive University in India."
Reacting to the E & Y and FICCI report, the Chair of the International Board of Advisors of Jindal Global Law School and Member of the Governing Body of O.P. Jindal Global University, Professor Peter Schuck, Emeritus Professor of Law, Yale University observed: “The astonishingly rapid ascent of the O.P. Jindal Global University into the first rank of higher education in India is dramatic testimony to what hard work, extraordinary leadership, and clear vision can accomplish even under the most difficult conditions. India must now cultivate these qualities elsewhere, if the nation is to realize its promise."
The Executive summary of the report notes that the Indian higher education system has established itself as one of the largest in the world, in terms of number of institutions and student enrolment. Higher education spends in India are currently estimated at Rs. 46,200 crore and are projected to grow to nearly Rs. 150,000 crore in the next ten years, reflecting an average growth rate of 12.8 percent. The report also observes that there are increasing demands for global education and demand for employability-related education. The report stresses the need to align increase in supply to changing needs of students.
Emphasizing the role of the Government, the report notes that, "it has to play much larger role in facilitating new possibilities to effectively cater to the emerging demands of students. Other areas like privatization and globalization also require incentives from the Government to steer the India's higher education system into the league of the best in the world".
The report stresses that these possibilities also provide the means to build a more robust higher education system by addressing the primary challenges of access, equity and quality.