O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) announces 200 Research Scholarships for Undergraduates and Fellowships for Master’s and PhD Graduates of 2020. This is an unprecedented and extraordinary initiative taken by the University to secure the future and alleviate the anxiety of its students where careers have been adversely affected by COVID 19. In all 200 JGU students graduating in 2020 will benefit from the programme.
The Teaching & Research for Intellectual Pursuit (TRIP) Fellowship programme will support 100 high-quality academic careers for (Master’s and PhD) students amidst COVID 19 related impact on jobs and careers. Under the career support plan, 100 JGU graduates (Master’s and PhD) of its 2020 batch will receive generous Fellowships from the University.
JGU has also announced 100 GRIP Scholarships (Graduate Research Immersion Programme) for all the graduating students of JGU with a view to focussing on research and institutional mentorship for young and aspiring researchers. The six-month GRIP Scholarship will provide financial support along with accommodation and other benefits and privileges.
“Amidst the ongoing global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are cognisant of the predicament that the graduates of universities in India and around the world are facing,” said, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University. “We believe that JGU must help and support our students, especially during these extraordinarily difficult times.
The decision of JGU to offer 200 Scholarships and Fellowships to the 2020 graduates of JGU is a landmark initiative in higher education that will invest in the future of young and aspiring academics and research scholars. The Fellowships (for Masters and PhD. Students) and the Scholarships (for Undergraduates) are part of an effort to help the graduating batch of 2020 find meaningful ways to be engaged in research with a view to empower the development of next general academics, researchers and teachers. This will help the students in their overall career progression by providing them pathways in the pursuit of academic careers,” Professor Kumar said.
The 100 Teaching & Research for Intellectual Pursuit Fellowships offers students with the opportunity to gain holistic academic experience in a two-year fellowship programme to develop their academic & research capabilities, intellectual competencies, teaching skills with a pedagogical understanding of the learning ecosystem. The TRIP Fellowships will financially support the 2020 graduates of JGU from the Master’s and PhD programmes to develop pathways to a career in academics that will also help overcome the uncertainties in the career trajectories of students caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The TRIP Fellowships will support the academic and research inclined graduates of JGU to further sharpen their research skills and produce journal articles and publications of international standards working with the leading scholars and researchers of JGU. It would also further the agenda of producing high-quality academics and researchers for Indian and global higher education institutions in law, management, social sciences and humanities.
The six-month GRIP Scholarships Initiative addresses the challenges faced by our graduating students, enabling them to navigate the ongoing crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The ensuing lockdown and lack of opportunities or clarity to pursue learning or career streams have created uncertainty for many students. The objective of this programme is to support graduating students in their overall career progression and transition into their higher education or professional careers. The programme will provide unique and wide-ranging opportunities for GRIP Scholars to interact with industry experts, practitioners, lawyers, judges, leading national and international academics and researchers, journalists, government officials, and institutional leaders who are regularly hosted at JGU as part of the University’s broad institutional agenda of advancing intellectual debates, discussions and collaboration across disciplinary areas and boundaries.
The TRIP Fellowship is a two-year programme, which will commence in October 2020. The TRIP Fellows & Academic Tutors will be selected through a competitive process from the Master’s students graduating in 2020 and from the PhD students who have successfully completed their thesis defence. After the successful completion of responsibilities under the TRIP Fellowship, the TRIP Fellows & Academic Tutors would be considered for the position of Assistant Lecturer in JGU and could be a part of the JGU faculty.