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JNU Overview

JNU Latest Updates:

  • May 20, 2022: JNU has adopted the CUET exam for postgraduate admissions from 2022 onwards. 

The foremost university in India Jawaharlal Nehru University was set in the year 1969 in New Delhi. In 2017 JNU obtained the Best University Award from the President of India. JNU New Delhi, a prestigious and famous university with a completely unique academic structure stands in the area of schooling and research glorified for the past 5 decades. Jawaharlal Nehru University is devoted to presenting complete accessibility to all of its programs and services for people with disabilities

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Jawaharlal Nehru University Highlights

The highlights of the JNU University, such as Recognition, university type, student-faculty ratio, approvals, facilities, etc are mentioned below.

JNU University Highlights
Year of Establishment
Type of University
Student-Faculty Ratio
Campus Area
1019 acres
Courses/ Degrees Offered
Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctorate
Infrastructure Facilities
Library, Auditorium, Medical Facilities, Hostels, Guest House, Sports Facility, etc.

Why Choose Jawaharlal Nehru University?

JNU is a university that believes in developing new heights in each discipline of schooling and in nurturing social awareness in society. JNU has 10 distinct schools consisting of four unique centres to offer exceptional schooling and social awareness. JNU is widely recognized for research in sciences also, and constantly encourages college students to improvise and research in distinct sectors, hence having different schools for the environment, physics, etc. 

Jawaharlal Nehru University Academic Advantages

The University brings out 4 research journals that have high educational visibility in India and abroad. These are Studies in History, International Studies, JSL and Hispanic Horizons. Several participants of the JNU faculty additionally edit national and global journals besides the above-mentioned. Jawaharlal Nehru University has collaborated with universities internationally in research projects, conferences, and publications. Many members of faculty and research students have gained prestigious national and global awards for their academic work.

Jawaharlal Nehru University Ranking

  • NIRF ranked JNU 3rd among all universities in India in 2016.
  • NIRF ranked JNU 2nd among all universities in India in 2017. 
  • JNU is ranked 8th overall in the NIRF ranking of 2020.
  • NIRF ranked JNU 2rd among all universities in India in 2020. 

Jawaharlal Nehru University Courses

JNU University offers various courses at various levels. Courses offered by JNU are BA(Hons), B.Tech+M.Tech, MBA, etc. Below is the table of a few courses along with their specialization:

JNU Engineering Courses

Electronics And Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering
Nano Electronics, Data Science, Computer Science & Technology, Biotechnology, Nano Science And Technology, Statistical Computing

JNU Arts Courses

Pashto, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, French, Japanese, German, Korean, Chinese, Persian
Persian, Chinese, German, Arabic, Spanish, Sanskrit, Philosophy, Arts and Aesthetics, Hindi, Sociology, Linguistics, Geography, English, Economics, Political Science, Politics, Development Studies, International Studies, Labour And Development, Ancient History, Medieval History, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian Studies, Urdu, Disaster Management, Pashto

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Jawaharlal Nehru University Departments

JNU Delhi has various departments/schools that offer various courses. Below is the list of few departments that JNU has -

School of Arts & Aesthetics
School of Biotechnology
School of Computational and Integrative Sciences
School of Computer and Systems Sciences
School of Engineering
School of Environmental Sciences
School of International Studies
School of Life Sciences
School of Physical Sciences
School of Sanskrit and Indic Studies
School of Social Sciences
School of Language Literature and Culture Studies

Jawaharlal Nehru University Admission

NTA released the JNU admission 2021 form in May. The final date to fill the JNU admission form is yet to be announced. Candidates who want to take admission to UG and PG programs offered by the Jawaharlal Nehru University can fill their applications before the final date of submission. The admit card of JNU admission 2021 will be released in online mode. Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination will be held in July by NTA in computer-based mode. 

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Jawaharlal Nehru University Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for Jawaharlal Nehru University courses depend on the type of course chosen. JNU Delhi offers courses such as BA(Hons), B.Tech+M.Tech, MBA, etc. Mentioned below are few courses along with their eligibility criteria:

JNU MA Eligibility

Master of Arts(MA) is a two-year PG course with specializations in German, Arabic, Spanish, Sanskrit, Philosophy, Arts and Aesthetics, Hindi, Sociology, Linguistics, Geography, English, Economics, Political Science, Politics, Development Studies, International Studies, Labour And Development, Ancient History, etc.

Eligibility Criteria-

  • The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field with 50% aggregate marks.

JNU M.tech Eligibility

Master of Technology(M.Tech) is a two-year PG course with specializations in Nano Electronics, Data Science, Computer Science & Technology, Biotechnology, Nano Science And Technology, Statistical Computing.

Eligibility Criteria-

  • The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field.
  • The candidates should have qualified in the entrance exam.

Jawaharlal Nehru University Cut-Off

Jawaharlal Nehru University is anticipated to release the JNU 2021 cut-off in July 2021. It ought to be noted that the JNU cut-off 2021 will be released in online mode at the university's website. The result of the JNU 2021 and JNU 2021 cut-off will be released simultaneously, on the same day. In fact, the JNU cut-off 2021 and the JNU result 2021 will be announced thru a common PDF list. 

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Jawaharlal Nehru University Result

NTA announces JNUEE results online at the university's website. The result is announced in the form of a scorecard. To download the JNUEE result, the applicants ought to input their username and password. After the declaration of the result, the merit list is prepared. The applicants who qualify the entrance test are required to appear for counseling.

Jawaharlal Nehru University Campus

JNU University is unfolded over 1,019 acres. All the necessities are fulfilled and looked after by the university premises. JNU organizes distinct kinds of seminars, counseling seasons, and meetings for the betterment of students. Sports competitions in inter or intra universities are held on the campus or out of the campus. Many motivational speakers and well-known personalities are called for the seasons and programs by the institute.

Features of campus include: 

  • Library
  • Hostels
  • Badminton Court
  • Basketball Court
  • Cricket Ground
  • Football Ground
  • Tennis Court
  • Athletics Track
  • Taekwondo
  • Weight-Lifting Mountaineering & Trekking
  • Computer Lab
  • Language Lab
  • Linux Lab
  • Oracle Lab
  • Microprocessor Lab
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Hospital / Medical Facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Convenience Store
  • Human Resource Development Center
  • Guest Houses
  • NKN Internet Connectivity

Jawaharlal Nehru University Infrastructure Facilities

The library has a unique set of one lakh plus e-Books from diverse global publishers. Central Library subscribes to 37 Online databases having 50,000+ e-journals; 61+ Online Individual Journals and 213 Print Journals. In addition to the Central Library, JNU receives access to 21 Databases /E-assets from INFLIBNET. Well-prepared and furnished classrooms, as well as digital boards, are mounted in each class to make certain a scholar must have a higher learning experience.

Some other facilities provided are:

  • Convention Center
  • Bank and ATM
  • Wi-Fi Campus
  • Post Office
  • International Guest House
  • Conference and Seminar Hall

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Jawaharlal Nehru University Hostel Details

JNU University provides accommodation facilities to its students. There are 18 hostels for both boys and girls and one hostel for married students. The hostels can accommodate nearly 5500 students. Each hostel is assigned a separate warden for the peaceful working of the hostels. Hostel rooms are very well maintained and thoroughly cleaned regularly and are equipped with all of the basic facilities including a bed, cupboard, chair, study table, etc.

Some facilities provided in the hostels are:

  • Indoor Games
  • Recreational Room
  • TVs
  • Health Club

Jawaharlal Nehru University Placements

Jawaharlal Nehru University Placement Cell (JNUPC) was set up in the yr 2008 and since then it has been consistent in efforts to offer a platform for mutual interaction among the scholars and promising recruiters. JNUPC endorses respectful job opportunities for its college students while undertaking diverse efforts towards conducting specific soft-skills schooling and workshops for college students to prepare them for the Jobs. JNUPC endeavors to place all of the college students who're looking for an opportunity to get engaged in reputed government institutions, non-government institutions, corporates, and different organizations. Some more highlights of JNU placement 2020 are: 

  • JNU Delhi had a placement rate of 87%.
  • The highest CTC provided was Rs 14 LPA. 
  • The average CTC provided was Rs 8 LPA.
  • Some of the recruiters were Amazon, Aricent, Cadence, Converse, Google, HCL Technologies, Headstrong, Hughes, IBM, Infogai, Nagarro, Oracle, Samsung, Siemens, Sapien, Quark, Sopra, Aditi, Accenture, Arxxus, etc.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University Scholarships

JNU University Delhi gives scholarships to college students studying in various programs. The scholarships offered are mentioned below:

  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarships 
  • Ford Foundation Scholarships 
  • Prof. Ramesha Rao Scholarship and Travel Grant 
  • Tendulkar Scholarship 
  • Prof. Nurul Hasan Scholarship 
  • Jawahar Bhawan Trust Scholarship 
  • Prof. MJK Thavaraj MCM Scholarship
  • D S Gardi Sanskrit Scholarship
  • Prof. Gouri Shankar Singhal Merit Scholarship

Jawaharlal Nehru University Collaboration

JNU University has signed MOUs with various international universities/institutes for various programs such as student exchange, faculty exchange, research collaboration, etc. The collaborations are:

International Collaboration:


  • University of Muhammadiyah
  • Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta


  •  Université De Strasbourg
  • The Universite Grenoble Alpes 
  • University of Rouen Normandy


  • Sichuan University of People's Republic of China
  • Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences
  • Yunnan Minzu University
  • Renmin University of China
  • Shenzhen University, Guangdong


  • University of Rome
  • University of Florence


  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology


  • University of Glasgow

Republic of Korea

  • Seoul National University


  • EL Colegio De México


  • University of Bern
  • University of Zurich


  • Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • Tomsk State University
  • Pushkin State Russian Language Institute
  • FSBEI HE Murmansk Arctic State University,
  • Moscow Pedagogical State University
  • The Moscow Region State University
  • Far Eastern Federal University


  • University of Technology
  • The University of Melbourne


  • Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
  • Asian Research Network
  • Korea Foundation


  • South Kazakhstan Pedagogical University
  • Eurasian National University

Sri Lanka

  • The University of Colombo


  •  Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics 


  • National Tsing Hua University
  • National Chung Hsing University


  • Chiang Mai University


  • Jagiellonian University


  • Simon Fraser University

South Africa

  • University of Free State


  • Universitat Kassel,


  • Allameh Tabataba’I University
  • University of Islamic Denominations


  • George Mason University,

Jawaharlal Nehru University Alumni

JNU is proud to have as its alumni a collective of more than 80,000 social scientists, scientists, civil servants, literary critics, media experts, foreign language experts, journalists, political leaders, social activists, technologists, managers and marketers over the past 35 years and more. The University has set up a Standing committee for Alumni Relations and International Linkages (SCRAIL). SCARIL targets to foster stronger relations among its alumni and others related to the University. A few of the JNU notable alumni are:

  • Palagummi Sainath
  • Baburam Bhattarai
  • Abhijit Banerjee
  • S.Jaishankar
  • Ali Zeidan
  • Amitabh Rajan


Jawaharlal Nehru University Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of the JNU courses vary according to the types of courses and specializations. The JNU college admission criteria for all the courses are mentioned below.

Courses Eligibility


  • Candidates should have an aggregate of 50% in Bachelor's degree.
  • Candidates should have an aggregate of 55% in graduation with Mathematics subject.


  • Candidates should have completed Bachelor in relevant subject from any recognized university.


  • Candidates should have completed a master's degree with an aggregate of 55% in relevant subjects.

 Jawaharlal Nehru University Admission

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi has started functioning in the year 1969 and has multidisciplinary centers and schools. Under each school and center have different courses in undergraduate, postgraduate doctoral, and certificate programs in various disciplines. JNU NewDelhi Admission can be done online through the official website.

There is no viva voce examination is held for admission to any program except for M.Phil and Ph.D. The candidates are admitted on merit on the basis of their performance in the Computer Based Test and the past exam scores.

The admission to the M.Tech program is based on an All India Examination, conducted by the University at different centers in India and followed by an extensive interview. Foreign nationals who are living in India will have to appear for the entrance exams and interviews.


JNU Hostel Details

JNU has total of 19 hostels- 10 hostels for boys, 8 hostels for girls and 1 hostel for married girls. Few more details of the JNU hostel is given below:

  • Each hostel has a food catering facility. Hygienic food is cooked and served
  • Each hostel has live-in wardens and a member faculty that administers the hostels
  • Each hostel has facilities like TV, indoor games, health club and PCOs
  • Each hostel room has a table, chair and bed.
  • Fees charged for both boys and girls hostel are Rs.5,500/-
  • Hostel names and capacity is given below:
Name of the Hostel Hostel Capacity
Brahmaputra (boys) 386
Chandrabhaga (boys & girls) 204
Ganga (girls) 342
Godavari (girls) 344
Jhelum (boys) 307
Kaveri (boys) 343
Koyna (girls) 544
Lohit (boys & girls) 303
Mahi/Mandavi (boys) 349
Mahanadi (MRSH) (married students) 86
Narmada (boys) 208
Periyar (boys) 359
Sabarmati (boys & girls) 263
Shipra (girls) 544
Sutlej (boys) 341
Tapti (boys & girls) 386
Yamuna (Working Women) 191
Grand Total 5500

JNU Highlights

Institution Type Public
Faculty Student Ratio 10
Total Faculty 544

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Kumarvirender | Bachelor of Arts [BA], batch of 2025

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

  • 4
  • Clubs & Associations 5
  • College Infrastructure 3.5
Clubs & Associations

Diwali, Holi, Eid, and Muharram are celebrated, and teaching is best.

College Infrastructure

The hostel fee is 780 rupees, and the best government hostel is available. Vegetarian food is available. Quality is best and comfortable.

Roy | Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Food Technology), batch of 2018

Reviewed on Aug 05, 2021

  • 2.7
  • Clubs & Associations 2.5
  • College Infrastructure 3.5
  • Academics & Faculty 2.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 2.5
Clubs & Associations

All student are dedicated to studies. And here is a good environment of study. Campus celebrates anual function every year.

College Infrastructure

There are 7hostels for boys and 3 for girls. There is no option outside the the college. Campus also provides free wi fi to students.

Bhanu | Master of Science [M.Sc] (Physics), batch of 2016

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

  • 3.3
  • Academics & Faculty 4
  • College Infrastructure 4
  • Clubs & Associations 3.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Placements & Internships 1.5
Academics & Faculty

The daily routine is always fixed and the faculties are very qualified.

College Infrastructure

So many hostels are available inside the campus and it costs INR 2200 per month including food.

Lide | M.A english, batch of 2019

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

  • 3.5
  • Placements & Internships 3.5
Placements & Internships

No internships yet, still a fresh scholar waiting for open opportunities. The alumni network is strong and holds a good base.

Kyle Ash | Master of Business Administration [MBA], batch of 2003

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2018

  • 4.4
  • College Infrastructure 5
  • Clubs & Associations 3
  • Academics & Faculty 3.5
  • Fees and Scholarship 5
  • Placements & Internships 5
College Infrastructure

A number of restaurants are available outside the college campuses. Food offered is affordable.

Clubs & Associations

Student clubs and associations are available on the campuses. Farewell Party is one of the main events on the campuses. In general college life is good.

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