Listen to the podcast: In an interview with TeluguRajyam.com, the founding vice chancellor Professor Dr. C. Raj Kumar talks about the journey of setting up the university, employability, globalization, and addresses the concerns of parents and students.
A graduate of Loyala College from Chennai (Madras) gained admission to study law at University of Delhi, after successfully completing law, he won the Rhodes scholarship to study law at Oxford University. The Rhodes Scholar went on to study at Harvard University and work as a lawyer in New York, USA and Tokyo, Japan. Later, he shifted to academics, and taught law in Hong Kong but was stirred with a vision to have a world class university in India.
Raj Kumar relentlessly pursued the vision with a missionary zeal, and today O. P. Jindal Global University is the leading private university in India, and South Asia, and among the BRICS’ countries. The university is an outcome of philanthropy. In less than a decade, the university has 4400 students with a 334 faculty and 350 non-teaching staff and has eight schools, focusses on research and give importance to arts and liberal arts. The university has a gender balance unlike any other university in India, and has students from all the states and union territories of India, and students from 20 countries.