JNU: One of India’s best universities!

JNU: One of India’s best universities!


If you are looking to work in a university that is known for its teaching and research excellence, look no further than Jawaharlal Nehru University. After the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, JNU was recently ranked second for the ‘best university of India’ honours by the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India.

That’s not all. Just two years ago, it won the Best University Award from no less than the President of India. The university describes itself as “the place for the intellectually restless, the insatiably curious, and the mentally rigorous”.

Set up in 1969, it has maintained its teacher-student ratio of 1:10. Currently, it has ten schools and four special centres. It was the first institution to offer courses in foreign languages in a five-year master’s program. The beauty of JNU is the course combinations you can take up for your Ph.D. It could be as varied as environment and literature; economics and science; linguistics and biology, among others.

At such an illustrious landmark, can the faculty be any less qualified? In fact, both the students and the teachers have consistently won several national and international honours, with several serving as ambassadors and high commissioners for the Government of India. Some have served as vice chancellors of other universities too.

To top it all, JNU has academic tie-ups with universities beyond our borders and also collaborates on research projects, conferences and research journals. There is regular cultural exchange of students and professors as part of their MOUs with several national and international institutions.

If you are sufficiently interested in joining JNU, remember that the JNU Entrance Examinations (JNUEE) for 2019-20 will be conducted in May 2019. The format includes multiple choice questions through a computer test. For M.Phil and Ph.D, you have to pass the MCQ exam (70% weightage) followed by a Viva-Voce subjective evaluation (30% weightage). For BA/MW/MSc/MTech/COP/DOP courses, 100% weightage is given to the MCQ exam. For more details, visit HERE.


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