The DIAMOND of MP-CG: JAGRAN LAKECITY UNIVERSITY

Jagran Lakecity University (JLU), added another feather in its cap. It became the 1st and only university in Madhya Pradesh & Chhatisgarh  to be conferred with the revered ‘Diamond’rating by QS I-GAUGE, a comprehensive and independent rating system for India's universities and colleges. QS I-GAUGE is backed by the global expertise, experience and reputation of UK-based (QS) 'Quacquarelli Symonds,' the industry leaders in 'world university rankings' since 1990. JLU was rated amongst Top 25 Universities in India and was first in MP & CG. 

The custom-designed methodology of QS I∙GAUGE is based on the globally recognized QS Stars university ratings. It is intended to meet the requirements of a rating system specific to India and provides academic institutions to effectively benchmark their performance with reference to key indicators and further lays down a developmental road-map for upgrading their educational services.

Both QS Stars and QS I∙GAUGE complement the QS World University Rankings, QS Asia University Rankings, and QS World University Rankings by Subject. 

Jagran Lakecity University was assessed on two main criteria subdivided into several important key indicators which demonstrate academic excellence.

Core Criteria - Teaching and Learning, Faculty Quality, Employability, Diversity and Accessibility, Facilities, Social Responsibility, Governance and Structure;  and the Advanced Criteria - Arts and Culture, Entrepreneurship, Research, Innovation, Internationalization and Academic Development.

JLU provided data for being audited and peer reviewed by the QS I. Gauge and the QS Intelligence Unit. The results were then sent in the form of a detailed scorecard with a roadmap for further improvement and also highlighting the institution’s current key strengths, a certificate along with their Overall Rating Badge and Category-wise Badges.

Jagran Lakecity University (JLU) performed exceptionally well in the parameter of ‘Teaching and Learning’ and received a full scores in ‘faculty-student ratio’,’ overall student satisfaction’, ‘contact hours per week’, ‘self-study hours per day’, and ‘interactive teaching’. The customized ‘Learning Management System (LMS)’ of JLU was also appreciated by the auditors.

JLU excelled not only in students related parameters but also received a full score in ‘faculty satisfaction with the institution’ and ‘retention rate’. The external exposure as part of academia and faculty development programs, were the main driving force behind the exceptional score in faculty related parameters.

The employment rate at JLU is 100% which is remarkable and it is a testimony that every student of JLU who enrolls for campus placements is guaranteed a job. The Alumni have expressed contentment with the institution and have expressed satisfaction with career guidance provided by the institution.

JLU hosts a good number of entrepreneurship programmes for students on a regular basis and the stakeholders of the institution indicated entrepreneurial aspirations and/or associations that can be attributed to the ‘JLU Incubation Centre’ that has incubated 5 business ideas.

The institution has shown outstanding performance in ‘Teaching & Learning’, ’Employability’, ’Entrepreneurship’, getting the PLATINUM ranking in these three, which were the main contributors for the overall diamond ranking.

QS I∙GAUGE conferred JLU with a ‘Diamond’ rating after thorough assessment. The self-reported data carries a weightage of 70% in the entire audit and stakeholder surveys compose 30%, JLU was able to excel in both these verticals.

 This rating and certification exemplifies the excellent performance and service our university provides for the students, employees and stakeholders. 

JLU Management with the Award: From left to Right Dr. Dharam Verma, Director, JSWS, Shri Nitin Ambaselkar , Treasurer, JSWS, Shri  Hari Mohan Gupta, Chancellor,JLU, Shri  Abhishek Mohan Gupta, Pro Chancellor, JLU and Mr. Sanjeev Saxena, Board of Director JLU, Director Projects JSWS

Pro-Chancellor JLU, Mr. Abhishek Mohan Gupta received the certification award on behalf of JLU, said “This QS I∙GAUGE certification reinforces our belief in our Vision of bringing the best practice based university. The fact that we received the Diamond rating in the 8th year of our foundation is a testimony that JLU is creating a positive impact in the Indian Higher Education space.” He was humbled by the rating and added, “I would like to dedicate this award to the management, staff and students, who work tirelessly to take JLU to new heights
"This DIAMOND rating is a testimony of indeed igniting minds and changing lives together" - Abhishek Mohan Gupta, Pro-Chancellor, JLU


To commemorate the occasion, Jagran Lakecity University organized a Hybrid (both Online and Offline) Announcement Ceremony on 9th June. Presided by Chancellor Shri Hari Mohan Gupta, the ceremony was attended by all stakeholders of JLU.  

The gathering was addressed by Jagran Lakecity University’s Chancellor, Shri Hari Mohan Gupta, Pro-Chancellor, Mr. Abhishek Mohan Gupta, Vice Chancellor Dr. Sandeep Shastri. Registrar, (Prof) Dr. Vivek Khare, gave a vote of thanks towards the end of the event. 

Chancellor Shri Hari Mohan Gupta addressing the gathering

While addressing the gathering Chancellor, Shri Hari Mohan Gupta, dedicated the award to the whole JLU staff and students. He said "Former & founding V.C. Dr. Anup Swarup laid the foundation for this DIAMOND Rating & now reign in the hands of Dr. Sandeep Shastri we are certain that we will rank even higher in the coming years"

"Recognition brings a greater sense of responsibility" - Shri Hari Mohan Gupta, Chancellor

Jagran Lakecity University's Chancellor Sir and Vice Chancellor Sir 

Well known political scientist and vice chancellor of JLU, Dr. Sandeep Shastri was elated at the occasion and congratulated by saying that. “During these tough times, the whole world and especially the higher education sector is going through, Diamond Certification from QS I-Gauge reinforces our belief in a hopeful future. This is a boost to our morale and recognition of our action to make sure that JLU sets Greater, Higher and Bigger milestones in the future.” 

Vice Chancellor Dr. Shastri congratulating the JLU family

He added that, "This is an opportunity for JLU to REFLECT FROM THE PAST, CONNECT WITH THE PRESENT AND PREPARE FOR FUTURE"

Mr. Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director for QS Quacquarelli Symonds in Middle East, North Africa & South Asia, and CEO for QS IGAUGE Rating System was the guest of honor.

Mr. Ashwin Fernandes addressing the gathering 

"This is a Historic moment for JLU and the whole country as a University from Central India was rigorously tested on global parameters and displayed exceptional quality in all parameters". He added "Quality is a BIG DEAL for us at QS I∙GAUGE and I congratulate JLU for being recognized for its efforts and determination, just in the 8th year of its establishment" - Mr. Ashwin Fernandes, speaking at the ceremony.

 

 Complete address of Mr. Ashwin Fernandes 

The higher education system converts itself into large multidisciplinary institutions with teaching programmes across disciplines. The diamond certification badge is an assurance in JLU’s facilities and curriculum that would help students become well-rounded, develop a multi-disciplinary perspective in solving problems, design thinking and in research, provide students a diverse range of peer group interaction and improve the efficient use of resources at institutions. This satisfaction of the stakeholders with the institutions adds a lot to the credibility in choosing JLU as their preferred University for higher education. 

Vice Chancellor, Dr Shastri with Lakecity Live


Lakecity Live (LL), the student run campus TV Station of Jagran Lakecity University. LL interviewed, Vice Chancellor Dr. Shastri post event. He said, "Now when we are awarded the Diamond rating, this is not the time to stop but to press the paddle harder.
He identified three areas in which JLU will focus over the coming years: Research (Both Self Funded and External), Leveraging the Talent of JLU and Increasing the Alumni Connect. 

Jagran Lakecity University has also been awarded the QS IGauge E-Learning Excellence for Academic Digitisation (E-Lead) Certification 2020. The conviction of JLU to bring the best for its students remain unparalleled.  

By: Gurshan Singh 

Communications Team, 

Jagran Lakecity University

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