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Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

It is a government-funded major research university situated in New Delhi. The Institution is named after the country's first Prime Minister, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, and was founded in 1969. It is one of the nation's top applied and social sciences research faculties. It is ranked number 2 in India by the NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework). It is one of the top demanding universities for postgraduates and research studies. University has received the status of "University of Excellence" by the University Grants Commission (UGC), and NAAC has given an "A" grade to the University. JNU. Provides 100 courses for Undergraduate, Post Graduate, and Doctoral degrees. JNU delivered courses in several disciplines like Mass Communication and Management, Computer Applications, Engineering, Arts, Law, Medical, and Science. JNU also gives Diplomas, Advanced diplomas, and certificates in language courses. Students must clear CUCET (Common University Entrance Test) for Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. The body responsible for conducting CUCET is NTA (National Testing Agency).

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

Quick Information

  • The President of India has given the best university award to JNU.
  • According to QS World University Rankings, JNU comes in the top 10 Indian universities at the international level.
  • It is the first University to provide foreign language courses under the integrated MA Program.
  • The teacher-student ratio at Jawaharlal Nehru University is 1:10.
  • JNU is equipped with highly qualified, educated, and sensitive faculty members.


Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

The University came into existence by the act of parliament. The first chancellor of the University was G. Parthasarathy. Rector and Founder Chairman was Prof. Moonis Raza. M.C. Chagla, former minister of Education, placed the bill in the Rajya Sabha for the formation of Jawaharlal Nehru University on 1 September 1965. Lok Sabha cleared this bill on 16 November 1966, which became the JNU Act and came into effect on 22 April 1969.

The Indian School of International Studies merger with the Jawaharlal Nehru University occurred in June 1970. After the merger, the "Indian" word was replaced with School and became known as the School of International Studies of the JNU.

Brief Introduction

  • University Type: Public University
  • Formation Date: 22 April 1969
  • Budget: 200 Crore
  • Accreditation: National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
  • Affiliations: McDonnell International Scholar Academy, University Grants Commission (UGC), Association of Indian Universities (AIU.)
  • Students: 8,847
  • Place: New Delhi, India
  • Website:

Centre and School

  • Centre for the study of Law and Governance
  • Special Centre for Disaster Research
  • Special Centre for Nanoscience
  • Special Centre for the study of North East India
  • Special Centre for the Study of North East India
  • Special Centre for E-Learning
  • School of International Studies
  • School of Arts and Aesthetics
  • School of Language Literature and Culture Studies
  • School of Biotechnology
  • School of Computational and Integrative Sciences
  • Special Centre for Molecular Medicine
  • School of Social Sciences
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee School of Management and Entrepreneurship
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Computer and System of Sciences
  • Special Centre for National Security Studies

Defense Institutions were granted recognition under Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU.)

Institution Name Location
College of Military Engineering Pune
National Defence Academy Pune
Army Cadet College Dehradun
Military College of Telecommunication Engineering Mhow
Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala
Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering Secunderabad

Research and Development Institute

  • VV Giri National Labour Institute, New Delhi
  • Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram
  • Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI), Gurgaon
  • Institute of Microbial Technology (IMT), Chandigarh
  • Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), New Delhi
  • Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad
  • International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi
  • Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow
  • National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIGPR), New Delhi
  • Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow
  • Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCA), Pune

Administration and Organization

Name Designation/Role in the University
President of India Visitor
Chancellor Nominal Head
Vice- Chancellor Executive Head
The Finance Committee, The Academic Council, the Executive Council, The Court Administrative Authorities

Functions of the Committees and Councils

Committee Name Functions
University Court Power to review action done by the Academic Council and Executive Council
Executive Council Highest Executive Body
Academic Council Highest Academic Body and accountability for Education, maintenance of minimum standards of instruction, and examination within the premises of the University. It Can advise to Executive Councill mater about the academic-related matter.
Finance Committee It is accountable for recommending goals, budgets, and policies.

University is also part of various academic collaborations and exchange programs and has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 71 renowned universities around the globe. Jawaharlal Nehru University provides a MA in Public Management to the Indian Administrative Service officer trainees who are passed out from Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (Mussoorie).


JNU is a premier institution known for its academic excellence and other activities. Some of the achievements are:

Rank Body/ Institutions
187th Times Higher Education Asia University Ranking, 2021
2nd in the Top University Category NIRF 2022
14TH in Research Category NIRF
10TH in the overall category NIRF 2022
187TH Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings
561-570 QS World University Rankings, 2022
187TH Times Higher Education Asia University Ranking
107 in Asia QS World University Rankings, 2022


Expected for the General Category students are:

MA English 80
MA Philosophy 86
M.Sc Physics 89
MA Political Science 69
MA Politics (with specialization in Internet) 86
MA Geography 80
MA Economics (World Economy) 93
MA Philosophy 86

Reservation of Seats in JNU

  • EWS- 10%
  • S.T. -7.5%
  • SC- 15%
  • OBC-27%
  • PwD- 5%


Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

JNU is known for offering multiple courses in various disciplines. Offered courses are briefly listed below:

Fees Course Course Details
INR 1362/year BA (Hons) Eligibility Criteria: Intermediate graduate with a minimum of 45% marks Duration: 3 years
INR 1357/year MCA. Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor's degree in any discipline with 55% marks Duration: 2 years
INR 6,00,000/year M.B.A. Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor's degree in any discipline with 60% marks Duration: 2 years
INR 1391/year M.Tech Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline with 55% marks Duration: 2 years
INR 1260/Year MA Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor's degree in any discipline with 50% marks Duration: 2 years
INR 1391/year M.Phil/Ph.d Eligibility Criteria: Master's degree in relevant discipline with 55% marks Duration: 3 years

JNU Fees Criteria

Fees Course Eligibility
Rs 6 Lakhs (1st-year fees) MBA. Graduation
Rs 371 (1st Year Fees) BA (Hons) 10+2
Rs 371 (1ST Year Fees) MA. Graduation with 45%+ JNUEE
Rs 371 (1ST Year Fees) MCA. Graduation with 45%+JNUEE
Rs 395 (1ST Year Fees) MPH. Graduation with 45%+JNUEE
Rs 395 (1ST Year Fees) M.Tech Graduation with 45%+ JNUEE


Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

It has odd and even semester criteria and is known as the winter and monsoon semester. Monsoon semester result is announced in December- January. The result of the Winter monsoon is made available in May- June. Results are uploaded on the JNU website. Students must fill in the required information, such as the program, registration number, and field of study.

Procedure to Check JNU Result

Steps are listed below to check the result;

  • Proceed to the JNU official website
  • Choose details like the Programme of study, the field of study, and the search option.
  • Fill application or registration number
  • Select submit button

Placements Prospects

The University arranges a placement drive every year in which top leading companies hire bright candidates from the University. University's placement cell is responsible for holding placements camps, workshops, and a trade fair to bring students and recruiters under one umbrella. The median package proposed was INR 8 LPA in the JNU placement drive. Corporate Firms like Adobe, Google, Samsung Sapient, Siemens, Legato, McKinsey, HP, HCL and Infosys, and many others recruited 126 students from JNU UG and PG courses.

Highlights of the Placement

  • The number of students graduating from this University in the JNU. 2021 batch was 1249
  • Top lead companies hired a total number of 136 students.
  • The average salary package that was offered to them was INR 8 LPA.
  • Top hiring companies were Samsung Quark, HCL, HP, Siemens, Oracle, Quark, and Sapient.

Given Below is the Placement Data of the JNU

Particulars Undergraduate (UG.) Post Graduate (PG) 2 Years Post Graduate (PG) 3 Years
Number of students opting for the higher studies 282 219 1
Number of students graduating 320 918 11
Number of students placed 28 98 10
Average salary proposed INR 6LPA INR 8 LPA INR 8 LPA.


University is known for granting financial aid to worthy and deserving students, and selection is conducted through various criteria. The followings are information related to scholarships:

  • Okita Memorial Fellowships: It is provided to those meritorious Indian students who have admitted themselves to the MA 2ND year program, and M.Phil. 2 Fellowships valuing INR 5000/month with annual support of INR 10,000 is awarded to chosen students.
  • Merit- Cum means Scholarships: Those students whose parent/guardian earns below INR 2.5 Lakh/annum.
  • Tendulkar Scholarship: This scholarship is given to two students from several Centres of the School of Social Science by rotation. The monetary value the student received is INR 400/month.
  • Ford Foundation Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are present for students who are enrolled in the MA. The monetary benefits are INR 700/month and are provided purely on merit.
  • G Parthasarathi Endowment Fellowship: Students coming from ST/ SC/ Backward Tribe (Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled caste) are given an amount of INR 1000/ for a year.


  • Hostel Facilities: JNU gives hostel facilities to students from outside Delhi. One hundred fifty students reside in the hostel block of the JNU. Mess Facility is also present for them, and a student must submit their form earlier for the hostel.
  • Computer Labs: JNU is fully equipped with computer labs to access online material. Course-related study material is available online.
  • Library: JNU Library houses more than 5 lakh books and contains thousands of CDs, reports, and journals. The library aids teaching staff, faculty members, and students in accessing the reference material and reference books with the use of their membership cards. JNU library comprises of Separate Department and Central Library.
  • Cafeteria: JNU campus has many canteens, dining halls, and a cafeteria. Canteen options of vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods for the staff and faculty members. Tea, snacks, and coffee are available for the student.

Notable Alumni

  • Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister, Government of India
  • S Jaishankar, External Affair Minister, Government of India
  • Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog
  • Arvind Gupta, Deputy National General Secretary of India
  • Ashok Tanwar, Former President of Indian Youth Congress
  • R Hari, Chief Personnel of the Indian Navy
  • Anjana Sinha, Director of National Industrial Security Academy

General Questions

Q1- Where does JNU stand in NIRF Ranking?

Ans: NIRF has ranked JNU at number 2 in the University category newly published NIRF 2022.

Q2- I scored 60% in my BA. How do I get admission into the JNU?

Ans: For Candidates who want to take the MA program at the JNU. The candidate should appear for the JNE Entrance Exam, and they have received a minimum of 50% marks in graduation.

Q3- What method does JNU uses to offer a scholarship facility?

Ans: JNU gives students scholarships based on the applicant's financial status and merit.

Q4-What is the process to see semester result at JNU?

Ans: The University declares its result on its website. As soon as the results get declared, candidates can look for their results.

Q5-How do Foreign Students get admission at the JNU?

Ans: International students are also eligible for PG and UG courses at Jawahar Lal University. University separately conducts an admission process for International Students. International Students can avail application form from JNU official website.

Q6- How much are the fees for M.Sc at JNU?

Ans: Students must pay for M.Sc is Rs 2,622 and should visit the JNU portal for further information.

Q7- Does JNU holds direct admission or conduct entrance exams?

Ans: JNU holds Entrance Exams for the shortlisting candidates. Candidates are selected through marks scored in the Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam, and the viva voice National Testing Agency is responsible for conducting the examination.

Q8- How can we address our problems of payment failure queries to JNU?

Ans: Applicants are given the mail id [email protected] for redressal of any query. Students can also approach the University directly.

Q9- Can candidates change their exam centre after submitting the admission form?

Ans: Students are prohibited from changing their exam centre after submitting the final UG and PG forms. The exam centre will be allocated based on the preference given by the student while filling out the application form.

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