New Delhi: The O.P. Jindal Global University, based in Sonipat, Haryana, has announced the award of more than 2,000 scholarships to deserving students for the forthcoming academic year 2024-25. This is geared to providing outstanding young talent with equal opportunities to access high-quality education. The decision to award over 2,000 scholarships for the incoming 2024-25 batch is to commemorate the 15th anniversary of JGU to be celebrated in 2024. This will empower over 60 per cent of the new students admitted in 2024 to receive these scholarships.
The scholarships are to be awarded on merit-cum-means, following a transparent and holistic admissions process. The eligibility criteria include annual family income, last qualifying examination score, JSAT (Jindal Scholastic Aptitude Test) or any other relevant standardised examination results and faculty interview score.
Prof. C. Raj Kumar, JGU’s vice-chancellor, who was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and received full scholarships to study at both Harvard and Oxford in the late 1990s, explained that “these are not just financial aids; they are transformative opportunities. They open doors to world-class higher education for individuals who might otherwise have been denied access due to financial constraints”. He added that the move was a “reflection of our deep-seated belief that education is a powerful tool for social change”.