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OP Jindal Global University announces Soli J Sorabjee endowment award and scholarship for law students.

OP Jindal Global University has established the Soli J Sorabjee endowment award and scholarship. This award and scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving student in the field of human rights law and theory, offered as part of the undergraduate programmes at the Jindal Global Law School. 

The award will be announced on March 9 every year to coincide with the birth anniversary of Sorabjee. The award shall carry a scholarship, along with an award medal. 

Soli Sorabjee was a champion of freedom of speech and expression and defended the right to freedom of speech and expression in many landmark cases, that included the Kesavananda Bharti and the SR Bommai cases, in the Supreme Court of India. Therefore, the scholarship and award stand reminiscent of Soli Sorabjee’s achievements and his contributions to Human Rights advocacy.

Soli Sorabjee was a champion of freedom of speech and expression and defended the right to freedom of speech and expression in many landmark cases, that included the Kesavananda Bharti and the SR Bommai cases, in the Supreme Court of India. Therefore, the scholarship and award stand reminiscent of Soli Sorabjee’s achievements and his contributions to Human Rights advocacy

Announcing the award, the founding Vice-Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar observed, “The purpose of the scholarship is  to promote academic excellence, research, integrity, and diversity by recognising the outstanding academic achievement of a student in a course on human rights.”

About OP Jindal Global University:

JGU was founded as a philanthropic initiative of its Founding Chancellor, Mr. Naveen Jindal, in memory of his father, Mr. O.P. Jindal. In line with its aspiration to serve as a role model for institutional excellence in higher education, JGU has made significant progress towards achieving the goal through its nine schools; three research, capacity building and training institutes; and multiple research initiatives and centres. JGU is one of the few universities in Asia that maintains a 1:9 faculty-student ratio and appoints faculty members from India and different parts of the world with outstanding academic qualifications and experience.

JGU is ranked among the top 800 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020. JGU is ranked as one of the global top 50 universities under 50 years of age in the Rankings. JGU was ranked among the top 450 universities in Asia in the QS World University Rankings in 2019.

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