New Year Comes with New Bliss

The bright sunshine and mild winds stir the leaves afresh at JLU as the New Year descends with new bliss. Where fog and mist engulfed the lush green campus, the pyramid gleefully basked in pride as 2019 turned out to be yet another amazing year for the JLU family. The year unfolded many new things and paved the way for a tremendous opportunity for the students. The University signed important Memorandum of Understanding with prominent foundations such as, in the month of March  HTWG Konstanz, Germany and JLU signed MoU to integrate across various academic, research and career opportunities. In the month of April, The University signed MoU with Global Education Management Services (GEMS) UK to get students International favor of the Hospitality Industry, cultural exchange, and internship opportunities. Another feather was added in our cap during this month as JLU  was announced as the 'only Private University of Central India to be featured amongst India's 100 Best Universities 2019'. In the month of May, JLU was ranked number 1 Private University in MP by Education World Rankings.

The university announced the collaboration with Indian Chef, Kunal Kapur as Chief Mentor of JLU School of Hospitality & Tourism. In the same month, Jagran School of Journalism and Communication was ranked amongst the Top 30 Media and Journalism School of India and Top 3 in the country for Male-Female Ratio by India Today. The month of June came with more colors as JLU won at Education World Higher Education Awards 2019 and ranked No. 1 in Madhya Pradesh. Our Honorable Pro-Chancellor, Abhishek Mohan Gupta featured in the 10th Anniversary issue of career 360 magazine. The new academic session kicked off this month which was followed by Orientation and Induction sessions. During this month, the University signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding with Cambridge Assessment English. In the month of August JLU collaborated with Witty Feed and launched 'JLU WittyFeed Centre for New Media'. The month also witnessed another collaboration with the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru. The University signed another MoU with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and National Stock Exchange Academy (wholly-owned subsidiary of National Stock Exchange of India Ltd.)

A lot of University events, panel discussions,  symposiums took place throughout the year. Prominent guest speakers visited the university throughout the year such as Bryan Davis (Dean, California Baptist University, CBU) Craig Eggleton (MD, EdLink), Jawwad Patel (Indian Inventor, scientist, and social innovator) Prof Peter Kuznick (Professor of History and Director, Nuclear Studies, Institute at American University) Shri Bharat P. Maheshwari, Law officer to the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Mr. Varun Sood, (Head of Academic Alliance, Comp TIA) to name a few. This year, Chef Kunal Kapur visited the University campus and judged the competition of Super Chef Junior. He also conducted a Master Class for the students of the School of Hospitality and Tourism. During this year JLU also inaugurated two major centres - JLU Centre for Public Policy & Governance and JLU Centre for Excellence in CSR. The University organized the National Roundtable Meet where experts and leaders came together to discuss the potential of these two sectors. JLU also launched its own campus radio - Lakecity Voice. The radio station will be solely driven by the students. In the month of December, the University celebrated its fifth Convocation ceremony where 519 UG and PG students received their degrees. The University conferred Honoris Causa to Dr. N Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Indian Council of Gandhian Studies and Chef Manjit Singh Gill, Corporate Executive Chef, ITC Hotels. The event was followed by the celebration of forth alumni meet which witnessed reunion of alumni with their Alma Mater. 2019 was indeed a year of many achievements. We look forward to have an amazing 2020!