March 2021 \ Business & Investment \ BUSINESS: EDUCATION
Rs 1,000 crore expansion plan for O.P. Jindal University

Leading Indian industrialist and philanthropist ...

Leading Indian industrialist and philanthropist and the founding Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), Naveen Jindal, has announced an elaborate investment plan of Rs 1,000 crore for sustained futuristic expansion of the University as per ‘JGU Vision 2030 for the next decade. The Sonepat, Haryana-based JGU was recognized as an Institution of Eminence (IoE) by the Ministry of Education, Government of India in 2019.

The focus of the investment plan will be on academic, infrastructure development, creation of new world-class student facilities, hostels, schools, faculty offices and teaching facilities. Substantial commitment of financial resources for the JGU Vision 2030 by Chancellor Naveen Jindal will bolster efforts to achieve financial, academic and physical outcomes that were laid down in its implementation plan of becoming an 'Institution of Eminence' that has global recognition and standing.

The Founding Chancellor of JGU, Naveen Jindal said that, "O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) was established in memory of my father, Shri O.P. Jindal, as a centre of learning and academic scholarship to produce outstanding leaders in various walks of life. I am pleased to see that JGU is fulfilling its founding vision through intellectual excellence and sustained hard work by all students, faculty and staff members. In the JGU Vision 2030, we have laid plans to further build and develop the JGU campus. We will have offices for 1600 faculty members, housing facilities for more than 12,000 students, a world-class sports centre with shooting ranges totalling an investment of Rs 1,000 crore."