September 2022 \ World News \ INTERNATIONAL NEWS—EDUCATION
Hundred students of O.P. Jindal to study at Wharton

  • Professor (Dr) C Raj Kumar

SONEPAT: As O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) completes 13 years since its founding, 100 JGU students will be selected to participate in an amazing Certificate Programme designed exclusively for the students of JGU in collaboration with the world-renowned, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, which is an Ivy-league institution and has consistently been ranked Number One in the world.

Among the notable alumni of the Wharton School are Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, John Sculley, former CEO of Apple, and Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn. These full-time JGU students will be selected on merit from the twelve schools of JGU to study at Wharto’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education in Summer 2023.

The landmark partnership between India’s world-class private university (ranked number one in India in the QS World University Rankings 2022, three times in a row) and the Wharton School (ranked number one in the Financial Times MBA 2022 ranking) augurs well for promoting excellence in management education. The industry-relevant programme at Wharton will offer specially designed modules, including business model innovation and ecosystems, international banking and financial markets, entrepreneurship and technology innovation, global business strategy and mergers & acquisitions, strategy with analytics, and strategic leadership and influence.

The course modules will be offered by the Wharton faculty, who are world-leading scholars in their respective fields of business, finance, and entrepreneurship. Students will receive a certificate on the successful completion of this programme. Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University, said: “The collaboration that is being established between JGU and The Wharton School will be unique and transformative, given the opportunities of learning and engaging with some of the most outstanding academics and thought leaders of the world.” “This is in line with the vision of the National Education Policy 2020, which has recognised the role and importance of internationalisation of Indian higher education. Indian students, post pandemic, have an aspiration to study at world-class institutions in India and abroad.” “They will immensely benefit from the synergies of learning at JGU and at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania to contribute in different capacities to various industries globally.”

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