Jawaharlal Nehru University popularly known as JNU is an Indian public university that situated in New Delhi, India. It is affiliated by the University Grants Commission, National Assessment and Accreditation Council, and Association of Indian Universities. This university was founded in the year 1969 after the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru. Later on, the Indian School of International Studies also merges with this university after one year. As of July 2018, the Chancellor of the university is VK Saraswat, whereas their Vice-Chancellor is Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar.
Some notable alumni of this university are Amitabh Rajan, Gaiti Hasan, Abhijit Banerjee, Alok Bhattacharya, MuzaffarAlam, Nirmala Sitaraman, Ali Zeidan, and Mahendra P. Lama. In 2018, this university ranked in the sixth position by the National Institutional Ranking Framework.
JNU Major Institutes
This university has granted recognition and accreditation to a variety of colleges all over the country. The major ones are College of Military Engineering, Naval College of
Engineering, Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Raman Research Institute, and National Institute of Immunology.
The academic courses of this university are divided into a variety of categories that include Masters, MPhil, Diploma, Ph.D., and undergraduate courses. The major courses in undergraduate category consist of Bachelor of Arts in various languages like Korean, Chinese, Arabic, Persian, Russian, Spanish, French, German, and Pushto among others. On the other hand, the JNU also offer Masters in Development & Labour Studies, German Literature, Korean, Philosophy, Russian, Sanskrit, Geography, Arts & Aesthetics, and Hindi.