News Letter

Issue1 | January 2018

From the Founding Vice Chancellors Desk

C.Raj Kumar

Founding Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global university
LL.B. (Delhi), B.C.L. (Oxford), L.M.(Harvard), S.J.D (Hong Kong)

This issue marks the beginning of the second year of publication of Inside JGU

This edition is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Andrew Hay, a dear colleague and faculty member of the Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities (JSLH), who passed away in late January. Andrew was a founding member of JSLH and a guiding force in the design of the School's curriculum. He was committed to institution building, and was a devoted teacher and mentor to his students. The entire JGU community will greatly miss him.

There were several important academic initiatives in the run-up to the Spring semester. 

The Jindal Institute of Behaviourial Sciences and the Centre for Ethics, Spirituality and Sustainability at JGU hosted the 15th International Conference on Alternative Perspectives and Global Concerns on the theme ‘Spirituality, Mysticism and Politics in the Age of Globality’ from 23-24 January 2018 on the JGU campus. The International Institute for Higher Education Research and Capacity Building (IIHEd) hosted an international research symposium on "Other Ways of Knowing and Doing: Globalizing Social Science Knowledge in Higher Education". I want to commend the efforts of Dr. Mousumi Mukherjee, Assistant Director, IIHEd and Executive Director of the Centre for Comparative and Global Education for conceptualising and designing this important research symposium, and Ms. Nandita Koshal, Senior Research Fellow, IIHEd for her role in the successful effort. 

The Jindal School of Government and Public Policy hosted a workshop on "India’s Development Cooperation Policy". I congratulate all the students who authored and presented papers at the workshop and encourage more of our students to undertake research projects. 

The Jindal Global Business School hosted a public lecture on “Trump Presidency’s Impact on US Trade Policy: Implications for India” by Professor Jagdish Sheth, Professor of Marketing at Goizueta Business School, University of Emory, US. 

We have continued to strengthen our internationalisation efforts. In January, we were privileged to appoint the eminent international jurist and former Australia High Court judge Michael Kirby as honorary adjunct professor at Jindal Global Law School. Our students have continued to participate in exchange programmes with JGU's partner universities. JGU students were among the first five undergraduate students studying within the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London as part of the University's new Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) Programme.

I encourage our students, faculty members, and researchers to share their research activities and other achievements with us for upcoming issues.

A happy and fulfilling new year to all of you.


With warm wishes,

Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar

In Memoriam: Andrew Hay

Dr. Andrew Hay, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities (JSLH), and a founding member of JSLH, died on 20 January 2018 at the age of 37 at Blackrock Hospice in Dublin. He was diagnosed with a glioblastoma brain tumour in September 2015.
Andrew began teaching at JGU in 2013 and was appointed Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, a position he held actively until his leave of absence in 2016. Andrew was a guiding force in drafting the liberal arts concept for JSLH and framing the programme requirements. He taught courses in Literature, Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies.
An Oxford graduate and Yeats scholar, he was a dedicated teacher and mentor who inspired many students and encouraged them to pursue their studies. He supported their ambitions and was an empathetic advisor. Even while on leave getting treatment in Dublin, Andrew met with JSLH students studying at Trinity College Dublin and worked at a distance with his mentees. His erudition and sense of humour were gifts bestowed on all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by the students, faculty and staff of JSLH and the entire JGU community. 

Monthly Spotlight

Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences and Centre for Ethics, Spirituality and Sustainability hosts 15th International Conference on Alternative Perspectives and Global Concerns

The 15th International Conference on Alternative Perspectives and Global Concerns was hosted by the Jindal Institute of Behaviourial Sciences (JIBS) and the Centre for Ethics, Spirituality and Sustainability at JGU from 23-24 January 2018 on the University campus, and titled ‘Spirituality, Mysticism and Politics in the Age of Globality’. The inaugural session was attended by Ms. Mariela Cruz, Ambassador of Costa Rica to India; Professor Mahmoud Masaeli, President, Alternative Perspective and Global Concern; Swami Agnivesh; Swami Om Poorna Swatantra; and Dr. Madnesh Kumar Mishra, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance.[Read More..]

Faculty Spotlight

Sunita Tripathy, Assistant Director, Center for IP and Technology Laws at Jindal Global Law School delivered a lecture as an academic expert on “Researcher Obligations in the Access and Benefit Sharing Mechanism” for the high-level interactive workshop on "Access and Benefit Sharing Mechanism and Conservation of Traditional Knowledge Systems".

The workshop was organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in collaboration with the Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (UCOST) and State Biodiversity Board on January 30, 2018 at Vigyan Dham, Dehradun. The lecture aimed to sensitise researchers and scientists involved in research on biological resources of India about obligations of researchers and research institutions as prescribed in the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 with particular reference to access to biological resources and benefit sharing arising out of their use, patents and other related IPR.

Celebrating Our Students

Bhumik Lalwani (BBA '16) won 6th position in the JK Tyre Competition, a national level racing competition, held in Delhi on 20 November 2017. Bhumik will now represent at the international level in Italy. We're so proud of you, Bhumik!





Ankit Malhotra (BAGA '16) published an article on "India's Aid Diplomacy" as part of his internship with The Dialgoue. Well done, Ankit!

The JGU Buzz

JGU Vice Chancellor speaks to Careers360 on the need to eliminate mediocrity in Indian legal education

Eminent international jurist Michael Kirby appointed honorary adjunct professor at JGLS

JGU and Institute for Chinese Studies Deliberate on the Complex Belongings of the Chinese-Indian Community

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen, Assistant Professor, JSIA speaks to Radio Sputnik, Russia on the recent agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar on repatriation of Rohingya refugees

‘Constitutional Silences Open The Doors To Read Rights In An Expansive Way’, observes Justice D.Y.Chandrachud at a lecture hosted by JGU on “Evolving Constitutional Democracies: An Indian and Australian Comparison”

JGU Vice Chancellor speaks to India Today about what makes JGU a special institution

Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences and the Center for Ethics, Spirituality and Sustainability at JGU host international conference on 'Spirituality, Mysticism and Politics in the Age of Globality'

JSIA co-publication 'Making Lives: Refugee Self-Reliance and Humanitarian Action in Cities' to be launched at University College London, UK

IIHEd hosts international research symposium on "Other Ways of Knowing and Doing: Globalizing Social Science Knowledge in Higher Education"

JGU Vice Chancellor speaks to Khaleej Times about building institutions of global excellence 

JGU Vice Chancellor speaks at the  Times Higher Education Asia Universities Summit 2018 in Shenzhen, China on the role of universities in the development of societies