New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) on Wednesday said it has been shortlisted by an influential international higher education ranking agency, Times Higher Education (THE), for its Asia Awards 2020 in three categories.
Out of these three categories, JGU is the only university from India to be shortlisted for two of the categories -- "Outstanding Leadership and Management Team" and "Excellence and Innovation in the Arts".
The third category for which JGU has been shortlisted is "Workplace of the Year".
"The three categories in which JGU has been shortlisted by THE Awards Asia 2020 are at the heart of JGU's vision to build a world class university in India," C. Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University, said in a statement.
"The recognition of JGU's effort in institution building by an internationally reputed organisation such as the Times Higher Education augurs well for India's efforts to position and benchmark its leading universities among the best in the world," he said.
THE Awards Asia 2020 attracts nominations from hundreds of widely acknowledged universities that are among the best in the world.
These awards recognise and celebrate the transformational work of selected universities across 48 nations of the Asian continent.
JGU, which has completed just 10 years, is also the youngest institution from Asia that is in contention for these top honours.
Home to more than 13,000 universities, Asia is witnessing a steady rise in centres of excellence in global higher education.
Several universities in Asia have made a mark in elite global rankings of universities in the last few years demonstrating a commitment to multidisciplinary and international education that is best suited to address challenges of the 21st century.
JGU made it to the QS World University Rankings 2020, and was the only Indian private university in the top 150 'young' universities in the world in the QS Young University Rankings 2020.
New York, July 10 (IANS) Wall Street's major averages finished mixed on Thursday as investors pored through the newly-released weekly report on US jobless claims.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 361.19 points, or 1.39 per cent, to 25,706.09. The S&P 500 was down 17.89 points, or 0.56 per cent, to 3,152.05. The Nasdaq Composite Index increased 55.25 points, or 0.53 per cent, to 10,547.75, Xinhua reported.
Nine of the 11 primary S&P 500 sectors closed lower, with energy and financials down 4.04 per cent and 2.33 per cent, respectively, leading the laggards. Technology and consumer discretionary climbed 0.15 per cent and 0.11 per cent, respectively, the only two gainers.
Meanwhile, U.S.-listed Chinese companies traded mostly higher, with eight of the top 10 stocks by weight in the S&P US Listed China 50 index ending the day on an upbeat note.
On the data front, US initial jobless claims, a rough way to measure layoffs, registered 1.314 million in the week ending July 4, following a revised 1.413 million in the prior week, as the pandemic continues to weigh on the labor market, the Department of Labor reported on Thursday.
More than 3 million confirmed Covid-19 cases have been reported in the United States, with nearly 133,000 deaths, as of Thursday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.