close
alv_tau ad Apply Online Apply Online

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Bookmark and Share
Jawaharlal Nehru University logo
Young at thirty years, as universities go, what has lent strength and energy to Jawaharlal Nehru University is the vision that ideas are a field for adventure, experimentation and unceasing quest and diversity of opinions its chief premise. In the early 1970s, when JNU opened its doors to teachers and students, frontier disciplines and new perspectives on old disciplines were brought to the Indian university system. The excellent teacher-student ratio at 1:10, a mode of instruction which encouraged students to explore their own creativity instead of reproducing received knowledge, and an exclusively internal evaluation were a new experiment on the Indian academic landscape; these have stood the test of time. The very Nehruvian objectives embedded in the founding of the University, national integration, social justice, secularism, the democratic way of life, international understanding and scientific approach to the problems of society had built into it constant and energetic endeavour to renew knowledge through self-questioning.
Several Centres in these Schools have been declared by the UGC to be Centres of 'Excellence'. These are Centre for Historical Studies, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Centre for Political Studies, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, all in the School of Social Sciences. In addition three Science Schools--School of Physical Sciences, School of Life Sciences and School of Environmental Sciences have also received the UGC recognition as Centers for Excellence.
These details are retrived from www.jnu.ac.in
Mission & Vision
Vision
The first nearly thirty years of JNU’s existence were marked by the institution of new disciplines and the conceptualisation of old disciplines in new perspectives. The focus in these years has been on interdisciplinary research and teaching. Thus JNU envisaged Centres in place of Departments and Schools in place of Faculties. This has stood JNU in good stead and its concepts and perspectives have had a degree of percolating effect in several other universities.

However, thirty years on, when ever new forms of knowledge and newer forms of creating and diffusing knowledge have evolved and newer problematiques have come into focus, it is important to renew our knowledge systems by taking cognisance of the rapid changes occurring. We have already taken steps for establishment of new Centres/Schools focused on what are now frontline disciplines. These are:

* Special Centre for Molecular Medicine
* School of Information Technology
* Centre for the Study of Law and Governance

Centre for Molecular Medicine will be the nucleus around which a School of Medicine would evolve over the next ten years. This is not envisaged as a replica of MBBS degree awarding Medical Colleges but as primarily a centre of highly specialised basic research with the study of molecules being its chief concern. It is through this study that society will obtain help to combat dreaded genetic diseases like cancer, heart ailments, rheumatic diseases etc.

The School of Information Technology would bring us to the forefront of the most modern way of dissemination of knowledge. IT facilities are already available at three locales on the Campus. These will constitute the nucleus of a very large programme which will create, impart training, and use IT networks to establish interlinkages first within JNU, then within the city’s institutions, and finally worlwide. The plan is to turn JNU into a virtual university thus providing and opening access to the academic resources world wide.

Some thinking has also been initiated to establish a School of Indological Studies around the Centre of Indian Languages and the Centre for Sanskrit Studies by introducing courses in classical and modern Indian languages and literatures. These courses will link very usefully with the study of classical Greek a Chair for which has already been endowed and Hebrew, endowment for which is under consideration for installation from July 2000. This should be the only School of its kind in India and will attract scholars from within India and internationally.
Jawaharlal Nehru University images
Image 1
Jawaharlal Nehru University images
Image 2
Only those candidates shall be considered for direct admission to Ph.D. Programme who have: a) obtained M.Phil., M.Tech.*, M.P.H. degree of a recognized University/Research Institu...
Only those candidates shall be considered for direct admission to Ph.D. Programme who have: a) obtained M.Phil., M.Tech.*, M.P.H. degree of a recognized University/Research Institu...
 No Results Found!
No Results Found!
schol
Please Login to view the contact details
Click Here to Login.
contact
Name
Email
Mobile
City
I agree to the Terms of use and Privacy Policy
Submit
Apply/Collect
If interested, fill in the details for
* E-Brochure
* Admission and Scholarship details
Name
Email
Mobile
City
I agree to the Terms of use and Privacy Policy
Submit
Club for Education
About Us  -   About ICC  -   Contact Us  -   Feedback  -   FAQ  -   Privacy Policy  -   Terms and Conditions  -   Sitemap
Partner Universities : Study MBBS in CHINA  -   Study Engineering in CHINA  -   Study MBBS in Philippines  -   Study Engineering in Philippines