Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has earned a notable accolade, securing the position of the second-best university in India according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) by the Government of India.
In a significant development, the JNU administration has embarked on a recruitment initiative, marking the first such effort in nearly eight years. On October 20, 2023, the university took a substantial step by appointing 38 permanent staff members. Furthermore, it was revealed that around 300 non-teaching staff members, the largest number to date, will be appointed by December 2023.
This announcement was conveyed through the university’s social media channel on X (formerly known as Twitter). The post highlighted, “After a gap of around 8 years, JNU administration has launched a recruitment drive and appointed 38 permanent staff on October 20, 2023. Additionally, approximately 300 non-teaching staff, the highest number so far, will be appointed by December 2023.”
Over the years, the university has grappled with understaffing issues, which have resulted in operational challenges and increased workloads for existing personnel.
Known for its unwavering commitment to academic excellence and research across liberal arts and applied sciences, JNU has achieved the prestigious distinction of being the second-best university in India as per the NIRF ranking. The university’s open and inclusive environment fosters the holistic development of future leaders, with many JNU alumni holding prominent positions in government and corporate sectors.
JNU offers an extensive array of disciplines in science, humanities, and languages, encompassing 13 schools, 38 centers, eight special centers, advanced labs, modern libraries, seminar halls, and state-of-the-art auditoriums. Recognized as a premier research hub, JNU’s academic programs equip students with comprehensive theoretical and empirical knowledge, promoting a versatile and interdisciplinary approach to addressing diverse situations.
The JNU campus attracts students from all corners of the country and beyond. With a student body exceeding 9,000, more than 50 percent are enrolled in MPhil/PhD programs, 25 percent in Master’s programs, 15 percent in Bachelor’s programs, and the remainder participating in a variety of diploma and certification courses, including foreign languages, yoga, Vedic culture, Sanskrit, and computational linguistics. Additionally, JNU offers integrated dual-degree programs in BTech+MTech/MS in Computer Science and Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering, along with a recently introduced Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.