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Jindal sets up B-school; specialised schools to follow

Kirtika Suneja  |  New Delhi 

Haryana-based O P Jindal Global University (JGU), floated by the Jindal Group, has launched a B-school that will commence operations from August this year when a full-time MBA programme will be rolled out. The Jindal Global Business School (JGBS) is situated on the 54-acre fully residential JGU campus and will enroll 120 students in the MBA programme.

“Admissions to the two-year programme will be through CAT 2009 for Indian students and through GMAT for NRI and international students,” says professor C Raj Kumar, vice chancellor, JGU.

JGBS has 15 faculty members as of now but plans to add more.

In its initial phase, it intends to establish research centres in corporate governance and applied ethics, social entrepreneurship, green technologies, wealth creation and family business, among others. Moreover, it also plans to launch a joint executive education programme along with the Oxford University’s Said Business School.

The university, which was set up with an investment of around Rs 500 crore plans to open two more schools of specialised disciplines within next three years. It already has a law school and now a business school.

The law school with faculty members, has around 115 students.

“We will open two more schools in next 2-3 years which will cater to international affairs and the other one on government and public policy. The two schools are expected to start with batches of 200-250 students during the first academic year after becoming operational,” adds Kumar.

The Sonepat-based JGU was recognised as a full-fledged university under the Haryana Private Universities (Second Amendment) Act, 2009, and started operations last year with the inauguration of its Global Law School.

First Published: Mon, February 08 2010. 00:43 IST