JNU – Jawaharlal Nehru University

JNU – Jawaharlal Nehru University

JNU Highlights

Considered as one of India’s top-ranked universities for postgraduate and research studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is has received the Best University Award from the President of India in 2017. It is a public central university that has been given the status of ‘University of Excellence’ by the UGC. It has been accredited by the NAAC with a Grade Point of 3.91 (on a scale of 4) and has been ranked 2 in the University category and 8 in the Overall category by the NIRF in 2020. Jawaharlal Nehru University has also been ranked between 561-570 by the QS World University Rankings 2022. The University has also become India’s first-ever University to offer foreign language courses within its Integrated MA programme.

Established in 1969, JNU has granted recognition and accreditation to over 18 defence and research and development institutions. The University is an active arena for political and social debates and is famous for its leaning toward leftist ideology. Apart from this, the University is known for leading faculty members and research emphasis on Liberal Arts and Applied Sciences. The European Commission has awarded the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for European Union Studies (CEEUSI) to JNU in 2018. This is one of the highest recognitions awarded internationally for any European Studies programme. Presently, JNU comprises 13 schools55 centres and 7 special centres. Several academic centres of JNU have been declared by the UGC to be the ‘Centres of Excellence’. The varsity offers over 106 courses across several streams at UG, PG and PhD levels. In addition, it also offers Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in various languages. 

Over the years, JNU has signed around 272 MoUs across India and abroad with the objective to have collaborative research, students and faculty exchange programmes, and many more. It has established academic linkage with universities and institutions in 48 countries. Talking about JNU scholarships, a list of Merit-cum-Means scholarships are available for deserving and meritorious students. Scholarship amount ranging between INR 300-2,000 per month are awarded to the students based on their academic performance.  A few of the important highlights regarding Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) are mentioned in the table below:

Year of establishment | Ownership 1969 | Government
Total students8,805
Rankings (2020)– Ranked 2 for University by NIRF- Ranked 8 for overall by NIRF- Ranked 18 for University by Outlook
Constituent schools and centres– Schools: 13- Centres: 53
Flagship courses of studyMA, BTech
Number of courses106 courses across 11 streams
Student-faculty ratio (Overall)10:1
Official entrance examJNUEE, JNU CEEB (both conducted by NTA)
Types of scholarshipsMerit-cum-Means-based, Merit-based, Sports
Scholarships rangeINR 300-2,000 per month
Brochure (2021)Download

JNU Courses & Fees 2022

Currently, JNU comprises nearly 20 schools and centres of study offering over 100 courses with a wide range of specialisations. These courses are offered in various streams such as Arts, Technology, Management, Science, etc. at UG, PG and doctorate levels. JNU offers BA (Hons) and BTech at UG level and MA, MSc, MTech and MBA at PG level. It also offers several PhD and integrated programmes. Students can also opt for admissions in distance learning courses offered by this university. Some of the popular JNU courses are shown in the grid below along with their eligibility requirements and fees:

 JNU Popular Courses and Fees 
CourseEligibility CriteriaTotal Fee
BA Class 12 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 45% aggregateINR 4,086
MCA Bachelor’s degree in any stream with adequate competence in Mathematics and a minimum of 55% aggregateINR 4,071
MSc Bachelor’s degree (BSc or BTech or equivalent) in a relevant field with a minimum 55% aggregateINR 2,724
BE/BTechClass 12 from a recognised board with a minimum of 75% aggregate (65% for SC/ ST candidates)INR 1.66 lakh – INR 5 lakh
MA Bachelor’s degree in any stream under 10+2+3 pattern of education with a minimum 50% aggregateINR 2,520
MBA Bachelor’s degree or equivalent awarded by a recognised university with a minimum 60% aggregate INR 12 lakh
MTech/MEBTech in a relevant field with a minimum of 55% aggregateINR 2,782
PhDMaster’s degree/ MPhil course work with a minimum of 55% aggregate 

Note: The fee structure of JNU is collated from multiple sources. The actual total fee might vary from the figures mentioned above.

JNU Cut off 2021

JNU first, second and third cutoff lists for BA (Hons), BSc, MA, MSc, MCA and MTech, among others have been released.  Candidates can check the JNUEE cutoffs 2021 for several courses in the tables given below to know whether they are eligible for further admission process or not.

CourseCutoff List 1Cutoff List 2Cutoff List 3 – LATEST
Advanced Diploma in Mass MediaDownloadDownloadSEATS FILLED
BA (Hons)DownloadDownloadDownload
BSc- MSc (Integrated)DownloadDownloadSEATS FILLED
Certificate of ProficiencyDownloadDownloadSEATS FILLED
MA/ MSc/ MCADownloadDownloadDownload
MTech/ MPH/ PG Diploma in BigdataDownloadDownloadDownload
PhD (JNUEE 2021)DownloadDownloadDownload
PhD (under JRF category)DownloadDownloadDownload

JNU Admission Dates 2022

JNU admission process for various courses generally begins in the month of March every year. However, it got delayed this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Presently, JNUEE result 2021 has been announced by the NTA for UG, PG and PhD programmes and the University has started releasing the cut offs. Till now, three cut off lists have been released and the counselling process is still ongoing. A few important dates regarding JNU admission 2021 are tabulated below:

Last date to upload pending documents for all the programmes15 Jan ’22
Last date to upload MPhil submission certificate for admission to PhD programme31 Jan ’22

JNU Application Process 2022

JNU application process for almost all the courses takes place via JNUEE. Therefore, candidates need to visit the official website of NTA (www.jnuexams.nta.nic.in) to register themselves. The application fee of JNU is INR 530 for the General category. The complete step-wise application process of JNU is represented below: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NTA JNU (www.jnuexams.nta.ac.in)

Step 2: Click on ‘Fill JNUEE Application Form 2022’ on its homepage

Step 3: Fill the application form with the required details

Step 4: Upload scanned photograph and signature as per instructions

Step 5: Pay the application fee

Click on the relevant exam below to know the application fee for multiple choices and more instructions on the application:

JNU Rankings 

JNU has been ranked by some of the prestigious ranking bodies under several categories. Some of the important rankings received by Jawaharlal Nehru University in recent years are given below:

Ranking BodyCategoryRank
QS World University Ranking (2022)University561-570 
NIRF (2020)University2
NIRF (2020)Overall8
Outlook (2020)University18
QS Asia Ranking (2020)University65
The World University Ranking (2020)Overall601-800
ARWU (2019)Overall9-10
US News Ranking (2019)University1072

JNU Placements

JNU has an active placement cell called Jawaharlal Nehru University Placement Cell (JNUPC) in 2018 to bridge the gap between students and recruiters. The placement cell organises job fairs, workshops for students to explore several opportunities. Some of the popular companies that participated in JNU placements during recent years are tabulated below:

JNU Top Recruiters
McKinsey and CompanySiemensSapient
Mahindra SatyamInfosysIBM
HPMaruti SuzukiHughes

JNU Scholarships 2022

JNU offers a number of scholarships to deserving students with the motive of extending financial aid and promoting educational opportunities. Some of the top scholarships offered by JNU are enlisted below:

  • Merit-cum-means Scholarships: Granted to meritorious students from weaker sections of the society.
  • Ford Foundation Scholarships: School of International Studies grants INR 700 per month to meritorious students taking admissions in the MA programme.
  • Four G Parthasarathi Endowment Fellowships: Under this scheme, INR 1,000 is granted in the first year to students from financially weak backgrounds and renewed basis their academic performance.
  • Dr Sheila Zurbrigg Fellowship: Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health grants INR 2,000 to deserving students pursuing a programme offered.
  • Tendulkar Scholarship: Under this scholarship, INR 400 per month is awarded for a period of two years to two students of various Centres of School of Social Sciences by rotation.
  • Prof. Nurul Hasan Scholarship: An amount of INR 1,500 per month is awarded to two students for a period of one year to the students of MA, MSc/ MCA students considering their CGPA.
  • Prof. MJK Thavaraj MCM Scholarship: Two scholarships worth INR 300 per month and INR 2000 as contingency are awarded to the first-year students of MA (Economics) of the School of Social Sciences.
  • D S Gardi Sanskrit Scholarship: This scholarship is provided to two MA students of Sanskrit Studies for a period of two years. 

JNU Result

JNU follows a semester pattern, namely monsoon and winter semesters and releases the result of each semester soon after the commencement of the respective examinations. While the monsoon semester results are declared in the month of December-January, candidates can check winter semester results in May-June. JNU results can be checked by visiting the official website of the University. Candidates can access the result by entering their mandatory details, such as  registration number, programme and field of Study. Follow the below given steps to check the JNU results:

Step 1: Visit the official website of JNU and click on ‘View Results’ link available in the ‘Notification’ section

Step 2: Select all the required details, such as field and programme of study and hit the ‘Search’ button

Step 3: Enter registration number and click on ‘Submit’ to view the results

Step 4: The JNU results are displayed in PDF format that can be downloaded and saved for future references

JNU Infrastructure

Spread across 1,019 acre of land, JNU provides state-of-the-art infrastructure to the students. Starting from the library to e-learning rooms, JNU comprises all the basic as well as modern amenities. Some of these facilities provided by JNU include labs, seminar rooms, university convocation centre, hostels, mess, cafeteria, sports complex, convenience store, etc. A few of the infrastructural USPs offered by JNU are discussed below:

  • Library: The library of JNU is stocked with more than 6.3 lakh books, 5,000 titles, and around 1,600 CDs, journals, and reports. The JNU library consists of a central library that provides students and faculty members easy access to the course and reference materials through a membership card.
  • Hostel and Mess: JNU comprises a total of 18 hostels, including 3,831 beds for boys and 3,005 beds for girls. It also offers around 86 Co-ed beds. The University is currently providing residence to more than 5,000 students and faculty members. Along with the accommodation, the varsity also offers mess facilities to the students that can be availed by submitting preference of meal at the time of admission.
  • Sports complex: JNU is known for its sports and hence it offers several practising courts to the students, including badminton and basketball courts, cricket and football grounds, athletic tracks, weightlifting and taekwondo auditoriums, among others.
  • Labs: JNU houses plenty of labs for students to access online study material and other course-related support. Some of the popular labs offered by JNU include language, computer, microprocessor, Linux, Oracle, etc.

JNU Faculty

JNU has a wide array of faculty comprising 567 teaching and more than 1,000 non-teaching staff. Out of the highly-qualified and competent teaching faculty, around 562 professors are PhD degree holders from some of the top institutions across the world. The varsity has a highly distinguished panel of 30 faculty members who have gained more than 15 years of experience in their field and are eminent scholars of their respective fields. Jawaharlal Nehru University maintains an excellent teacher-student ratio at 1:10. JNU students are also visited by several guest lecturers that visit the campus from time to time. Apart from this, the students of JNU have witnessed numerous inspiring sessions by its own top nationally-recognised alumni.

JNU Top Alumni

The alumni of Jawaharlal Nehru University are placed across different sectors such as Engineering, Business Development, Marketing, Human Resources, Programme & Product Management, among others. Apart from this, JNU’s alumni have also been active participants in our society and represent the country nationally and internationally. Some of the notable alumni who have added value to the system of JNU are enlisted below:

  • Subrahmanyam Jaishankar Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is the Foreign Secretary of India since January 2015 and also one of the key advisors to the PM. He has previously served as Indian Ambassador to the United States, China and the Czech Republic. Jaishankar also played a key role in negotiating the Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement. He did his MPhil and PhD from JNU.
  • Arvind Gupta: Arvind Gupta is the Indian Deputy National Security Advisor. He joined the National Security Council Secretariat shortly after it was set up in 1998 and served there till 2007. Arvind Gupta has also served in various capacities in Indian diplomatic missions in Moscow, London and Ankara. He did his PhD from JNU.
  • Harun Rashid Khan: Harun Rashid Khan is the Deputy Governor of RBI. He has also been an Executive Director of RBI and Director of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. He did his MPhil from JNU.
  • Venu Rajamony: Venu Rajamony was the Press Secretary to the ex-President of India, Mr Pranab Mukherjee. He previously headed the Multilateral Institutions Division of the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA). He did his MA in International Studies from JNU.
  • Amitabh Kant: Amitabh Kant is the CEO of NITI Ayog. He has been a key driver of Incredible India and God’s Own Country campaigns which positioned and branded India and Kerala State as leading tourism destinations. He is also the force behind Narendra Modi’s Make in India campaign. He did his MA from JNU.