Qimpro Gold Standard 2019

Dr C Raj Kumar


Vice Chancellor, O P Jindal Global University, Sonepat

PROF. C RAJ KUMAR is the Founding Vice Chancellor of O P Jindal Global University (JGU), Sonipat, Haryana. He was appointed as Vice Chancellor in 2009, when the university was established, and when he was 34 years young.

Prof. Kumar has academic qualifications from the of Oxford, Harvard University, and of Hong Kong. was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship at the of Oxford where he obtained his Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) degree; a Landon Gammon Fellowship at the Law School where he obtained his Master of Laws (LL.B.) degree; and a James Souverine Gallo Memorial Scholarship at University. He is an accomplished legal scholar and has authored seven high-density books. In addition, Prof. Kumar has 150 papers and articles to his credit that have been published in journals spanning Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and the USA.

As a student, Prof. Kumar conceived the idea of establishing India’s first Global University. He was encouraged, mentored and supported by Mr Naveen Jindal, industrialist and philanthropist. Mr Jindal serves as Chancellor of JGU.

Over the nine years, through the leadership of Prof. Kumar, JGUhas evolved into a multi-disciplinary and research-oriented university with eight distinct schools: Law, Business; International Affairs; Public Policy; Liberal Arts; Journalism; Architecture; and Finance. JGUis a global benchmark for performance excellence in teaching, research, capacity building, and community service.

JGU has been awarded an “A” Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). Further, in 2018, JGUwas granted “Autonomy” by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India. JGUis also the Youngest Indian to feature in the QS World Rankings. Making India proud.

Prof. Kumar also serves as the Founding Dean of Jindal Global Law School, as well as the Director of the International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building.

A logical thinker. creative thinker.

We congratulate Prof. C Raj Kumar. Our Qimpro Gold Standard 2019 for Education.

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