Jawaharlal Nehru University - [JNU]

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Updated on: January 28, 2023 | 9:35 pm, January 28, 2023 | 9:35 pm

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is one of India’s top-ranked universities for postgraduate and research studies. It has been given the status of ‘University of Excellence' by the UGC and accredited with an ‘A’ grade by the NAAC. JNU is ranked 2nd among top universities in India by NIRF 2022. JNU has granted recognition and accreditation to more than 18 Defence and Research & Development institutions. It has 13 schools, 55 centres, and seven special centres. Check 

At present, JNU is offering over 100 courses at the UG, PG, and Doctoral levels. The courses are offered in the fields of Arts, Science, Computer Applications, Medical, Engineering, Law, Mass Communication, and Management. Additionally, JNU offers Diploma, Advanced Diploma, and Certificate courses in various languages. Admission to the UG and PG courses will be done through Common University Entrance Test () conducted by NTA. Check

JNU Quick Facts

  • JNU has received the Best University Award from the President of India in 2017.
  • JNU has become India’s First University to offer foreign language courses within its integrated MA Program.
  • At the international level, JNU has been ranked among the top 10 Indian Universities by QS World University rankings.
  • JNU has signed MoUs with 71 universities around the world for academic collaboration and exchange programs. Check 
  • JNU has highly qualified faculty members. It has an excellent teacher-student ratio of 1:10. Check 

JNU Ranking

JNU is known as a premier institution in India which has proven excellence in academic as well as other activities. Check the latest achievements of the university:

Body/ Magazine  Rank 
QS World University Rankings, 2023 601-50
NIRF 2022 2nd in the Top University Category 
14th in Research Category
10th in the Overall category 
QS World University Rankings, 2022 561-570 
107 in Asia 
Times Higher Education World University Ranking, 2022  601-800 
Times Higher Education Asia University Ranking, 2021 187th 

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JNU Courses

Jawaharlal Nehru University offers a variety of courses in disciplines like – Social Sciences, International Studies, Language & Literature, Management, Engineering, etc. Mentioned below is a brief about the same: 

Course Course Details Fees

Duration: 3 Years

Eligibility Criteria: Intermediate graduate with a minimum of 45% marks

INR 1362/year

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 60% marks (55% for OBC and 45% for SC/ST)

INR 600,000/Year

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 55% marks

INR 1357/year

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 55% marks

INR 1362/year

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 50% marks

INR 1260/year

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline with 55% marks

INR 1391/year


Duration: 3 years

Eligibility Criteria: Master’s degree in relevant discipline with 55% marks

INR 1391/year

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JNU Admission

JNU admission process is completely online. Candidates seeking admission to the UG and Certificate of Proficiency courses must appear for the Common University Entrance Test (CUET). No viva voce examination will be held for admission to B.A., B.Sc., and COP courses. The candidates are admitted on merit on the basis of their performance in the CUET and the deprivation points added to their score in accordance with the approved Admission Policy and Procedures of the University. Admission to the PG and PhD courses will be done through  entrance examination.

Note: For admission in Biotechnology courses, JNU conducts a national level entrance namely  (Jawaharlal Nehru University Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology) once in a year. General category candidates have to make payment of INR 340 and reserved category candidates have to make payment of INR 260.

JNU Cutoff

JNU expected JNUEE 2022 (Expected) cutoff marks for General category are listed below: 

Courses  Cutoff
MA Politics (with specialization internet) 86
MA Economics (World Economy) 93
MA Geography 80
MA Philosophy 86
MA Political Science 69
M.Sc Physics 89
MA English 80

JNU Reservation

Category % of seat reserved
OBC 27%
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
PwD 5%
EWS 10%

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JNU Result

JNU follows the Even and Odd semester system namely the Monsoon semester and Winter semester. JNU monsoon semester results are usually declared in the month of December-January. Results the for JNU winter semester can be checked in the month of May-June. JNU results can be checked and downloaded by visiting the official website of the university. Students can access the result by entering mandatory details such as registration number, program, and field of study.

How to Check JNU Result?

Given below are the steps to check JNU results.

  1. Visit the official website of JNU
  2. Select the details like Programme of Study, Field of Study, and Search option
  3. Then enter registration or application no.
  4. Click on submit button

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JNU Placements

JNU is one of the universities in India that is well known for its academic excellence. The university conducts a placement drive every year in which top companies participate to recruit eligible students. But a huge number of students opt for higher studies instead. The University Placement Cell (UPC) of JNU works efficiently in conducting workshops, placement camps, and trade fairs with the aim of bringing recruiters and students under one roof. 

According to JNU Placement drive 2021, the median salary package was offered at INR 8 LPA. A total of 126 JNU students from JNU UG & PG programs were hired by reputed recruiters such as McKinsey, Legato, Adobe, Google, Samsung, Sapient, Siemens, Infosys, HCL, HP & several others. 

Placement Highlights: 

  • A total number of 1249 students were graduating from JNU 2021 batch. 
  • A total number of 136 students got placed in top-notch companies.
  • The median salary package is offered at INR 8 LPA, increased by 1.91% compared to the previous year.
  • Major recruiters are SIEMENS, Ramco, HCL, HP, Sapient, Samsung, Quark, Oracle, etc. 

The below table represents the placement data of JNU & students:

Particulars UG PG (2 Years) PG (3 Years)
Number of students graduating  320 918 11
Number of students opted for higher studies 282 219 1
Number of students placed 28 98 10
Median salary is offered  INR 6 LPA INR 8 LPA INR 8 LPA

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JNU Scholarships

The university offers financial assistance to deserving and meritorious students on the basis of various criteria. Following are the details for the same:

  • Merit-cum-means Scholarship: It is given to those students whose parents’/guardian income is less than INR 2.5 Lakhs per annum. 
  • Ford Foundation Scholarship: A limited number of scholarship is available for students enrolled in MA. The amount to be awarded is INR 700 per month and will be awarded purely on merit basis. 
  • Okita Memorial Fellowship: This is given to meritorious Indian students enrolled in M.Phil and MA 2nd year program. 2 fellowships each amounted INR 5000 per month with an annual contingency of INR 10000 is awarded to selected students.
  • G Parthasarathi Endowment Fellowship: Students belonging to Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribe/ Backward Tribe are awarded an amount of INR 1000 per month for a year. A total of 4 such scholarships is available at the University.
  • Tendulkar Scholarship: This is awarded for a period of two years to  2 students of various Centres of School of Social Science by rotation. The scholarship amounts to INR 400 per month. 


JNU Facilities

  • Library: The library is stocked with more than 5 lac books, 5,000 titles, and thousands of CDs, journals, and reports. The JNU library consists of a Central Library & separate Department. It helps students and faculties alike have easy access to the course and reference materials through a membership card.
  • Hostel Facilities: The University provides separate accommodation for both boys and girls from outside Delhi. Mess facility is also available, where a student must submit his/her preferences for accommodation early in the process of admission. Currently, the hostel block houses more than 150 students. 
  • Cafeteria: Jawaharlal Nehru University has many canteens: cafeterias and dining halls on the campus, where tea/coffee and various snack options are available. On the other hand, the canteen serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals to their students/staff members.
  • Computer Labs: In JNU you have plenty of labs to access online study material or any other course-related support is available online.


Ques. What is the NIRF Ranking of JNU?

Ans. As per the latest NIRF 2022 Rankings, JNU is ranked at 2 in the University category and number 10 in the overall ranking.

Ques. Does JNU offer scholarship facility?

Ans. Yes, JNU provides various types of scholarships on the basis of merit and financial status of the student.

Ques. How can I check my semester results at JNU? 

Ans. The university releases its internal results on the official website of the university. As soon as the results are out, candidates can check their results.

Ques. I have 60% in my BA. How do I join the MA Programme of JNU?

Ans. For Joining MA programme at JNU, a candidate must appear for the JNU Entrance examination and should be graduated with minimum 50% marks.

Ques. What is the fee of M.Sc at JNU?

Ans. The total fee for M.Sc at JNU is Rs 2,622. Candidates are required to visit the official website for detailed information. 

Ques: What accreditation and approval does JNU have? 

Ans: JNU is accredited by NAAC with 'A++ grade and is approved by University Grants Commission.

Ques. How can I get admission at JNU being an International student?

Ans. Yes, international students can apply for PG and UG courses in JNU. The university conducts a separate admission process for international applicants. The admission forms are available for international students on the official website.

Ques. Can I change my exam centre after submission of the admission form at JNU?

Ans. Students are not allowed to change exam centres after submission of application forms for UG or PG courses. The exam centres will be based on the preference provided by the students through the application form. 

Ques. How many exam centres are there at JNU entrance examination?

Ans. There are total of 54 exam centres across different states of India which include metropolitan cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.

Ques. Name some of the top recruiters of JNU in the last few years?

Ans. The top recruiters of JNU are :
  • Amazon
  • TBM
  • Accenture
  • Softek
  • Sopra
  • Oracle
  • Samsung
  • Arxxus

Ques: What is the JNU Ranking 2020 in the world?

Ans. Currently, for 2020-21, QS Rankings of JNU is 81 (Asian Ranking) and 101-150 (World University Ranking).

Ques: What is the latest NIRF Ranking of JNU?

Ans. The NIRF Ranking 2022 of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is 10 in the Overall category.

Ques: What is the admission process at JNU?

Ans. Applicants need to fill the JNU application form online at jnu.ac.in. Applicants will need to appear for the Entrance Examination thereafter. The candidates will be shortlisted and a merit list will be prepared according to the scores and previous academic performance. Selected candidates will be called for JNU counselling.

Ques: Do JNU accept direct admissions or conduct entrance exams?

Ans. JNU conducts Entrance Examination for shortlisting candidates. Candidates are shortlisted based on their performance in Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam (JNUEE) as well as viva-voce conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).

Ques: What is Jawaharlal Nehru University CEAS?

Ans. JNU 'CEAS' stands for Centre for East Asian Studies. CEAS is one of the 13 centres of the School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. CEAS, JNU offers courses in culture, economy, politics, history and society of the three countries: 2 years M.Phil. course with 1 year of coursework and dissertation submission and 4 years PhD course (extendable in regard to the 9B clause).

Ques: How can an applicant apply for CEAS at JNU?

Ans. The admission process for CEAS at Jawaharlal Nehru University starts in the month of March. Applicants can download the forms or prospectus from the official website at admissions.jnu.ac.in.

Ques: How to check the admission eligibility at JNU?

Ans. Students can check the eligibility criteria for admissions at JNU from the prospectus provided in the official link: admissions.jnu.ac.in .

Ques: Where to reach out to JNU regarding technical, payment failure queries?

Ans. JNU applicants can mail their queries at webmaster@mail.jnu.ac.in and regarding any department specific query, students can directly consult the University (jnu.ac.in).
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