On April 21, 1969, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) was established by an Act of Parliament called the Jawaharlal Nehru University Act, 1966.
Spread over 1019 acres of land in South Delhi, the JNU has a beautiful green campus and has been ranked first among top five universities in India by Ministry Of Human Resources from last two-three years.
It was re-accredited with the highest grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "A++" Grade - (CGPA Score 3.91 on a 4 Point Scale in 2nd Cycle) on October 30, 2017.
The university was recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Act, 1956 and the UGC has granted University with Potential for Excellence status to the JNU.
The university strives for excellence with social responsibility and commitment through its interdisciplinary research and teaching. The JNU has acclaimed the status of international recognition repute.
JNU has postgraduate teaching and research in the major disciplines of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social Sciences except for the School of Languages where undergraduate courses are also offered.
Every year more than two thousand students are registered for various courses. In JNU, the student intake has balanced Male/Female ratio (1.09) indicating high gender equality in women representation for higher education opportunities.
Admissions here is based on performance in the entrance examination conducted all over India in about 76 centres including one in Kathmandu. The final selection is based on performance in the written examination, viva and also the deprivation point.