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O. P. Jindal Global University (JGU), Delhi NCR, India, is happy to announce the Jindal-Africa Scholarship Programme as part of its commitment towards fostering global cooperation and development, with a special focus on Africa. According to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. C. Raaj Kumar, “This scholarship programme is intended to build human capital of fellow developing countries through higher education.

It aims to build capacities of young Africans by bringing them to the JGU campus in India and training them in key issue areas relevant to the national priorities of their respective countries. The ultimate goal of this programme is to strengthen people-to-people linkages between India and Africa.”

Already students from Kenya, South Africa, Liberia, Mozambique, Angola, Botswana, Guinea and Zambia are undergoing full-time study in the university. African students graduating from the programmes are returning to their respective countries to take up careers in teaching, apart from joining the public and private sectors. In the recent past, JGU has hosted Her Excellency Mrs. Maria Da Luz Guebuza, First Lady of the Republic of Mozambique, and His Excellency Mr. Joseph Boakai, the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, on our university campus to further strategic academic partnerships in these two African countries.

JGU is a non-profit university recognized by the University Grants Commission, Government of India, with the motto of ‘A private university promoting public service.’ The vision is to promote global courses, programmes, curriculum, research and collaborations through reputed international faculty.

JGU is situated on a 80-acre state-of-the-art residential campus in Delhi National Capital Region, and is one of the few universities in Asia that maintains a 1:15 faculty student ratio. Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree programmes are offered in its five schools in the areas of law, business, government and public policy, international affairs, and liberal arts & humanities.

The university now offers 50 scholarships to Africans for study beginning in August 2014. The scholarships range from 50% to 100% tuition waiver, based on merit. More information on the programmes and admissions requirements are available at the university’s website: www.jgu.edu.in

JGU’s faculty members are presently traveling to various countries in Africa including Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania to meet with school and university officials as part of their outreach efforts.

For more information, please contact Kanika Jhamb at kjhamb@jgu.edu.in and/or Professor C. Gopinath at cgopinath@jgu.edu.in