9 Feb 2022 4:18 PM GMT
According to a press release, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has reached the milestone of 300+ academic research publications by its faculty members of which 280+ are indexed in SCOPUS during 2020-2021.Scopus is the largest database of peer-reviewed literature in the world. The management commented that the 280+ Faculty Publications in the middle of...
According to a press release, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has reached the milestone of 300+ academic research publications by its faculty members of which 280+ are indexed in SCOPUS during 2020-2021.
Scopus is the largest database of peer-reviewed literature in the world. The management commented that the 280+ Faculty Publications in the middle of a pandemic is a testament to the commitment and dedication of India's top law school towards cutting-edge research and scholarship.On this occasion, the press release by the law school also makes an observation about the achievement,
"It is important to put these numbers in perspective. There are 23 National Law Universities (NLUs) in India. The first Indian NLU on this list is 35 years old and the top four/five NLUs were established in the 1980s and the 1990s. An analysis of the SCOPUS database managed by Elsevier publishing house reveals that, for the same period, Jindal Global Law School's record 280 Scopus-indexed publications are twice the number of Scopus-indexed publications listed by all the 23 NLUs combined. On average, one NLU can be credited with 6 SCOPUS publications in 2020-21."
Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University & Founding Dean, JGLS, extended his compliments to all the faculty members who were instrumental in achieving this feat:
"...280+ articles in reputed journals and edited books is an outstanding achievement for a young law school that is just 12 years old... I feel this is an important day in Indian legal research and education where the overall Indian knowledge ecosystem stands to benefits greatly from this achievement", he remarked.
Professor (Dr.) Sreejith S.G., Executive Dean, JGLS stated that Faculty members of JGLS turned the conditions created by the COVID-19 Pandemic into 'perspectives' to study the state of play and the new normal. Many of the publications responded to the questions the world had on the sustenance during the Pandemic and rediscovering the post-Pandemic world", he added.
According to the Press Release, this achievement is the result of consciously evolved policies and practices that have systematically prioritized faculty research, creating an enabling environment for research and carefully guarded research space and time of JGLS faculty members.
JGLS has also set up a dedicated Research Deans' Office under the leadership of Prof. Dipika Jain, Vice Dean (Research) and Prof. Shivprasad Swaminathan (Associate Dean, Research) and Albeena Shakil (Associate Dean, Research), which has organized several faculty research seminars and faculty research colloquia for discussing the working papers of faculty members, and workshops on the process of publishing throughout this difficult pandemic period. They consulted over 200 faculty members to create comprehensive policies on research and put in place robust processes and enduring institutional structures for propelling research at JGLS. The Office created a framework of mentoring faculty members in their early-career and enabled them to publish in high impact journals.
Professor Dipika Jain, Vice Dean (Research), JGLS explained that JGLS is a research-centric University and the faculty was able to identify research initiatives that brought together scholars presently at different points of their intellectual journey into the collegial enterprise of supporting each other's research.
Professor Dabiru Sridhar Patnaik, Registrar, JGU observed that this achievement of JGU will encourage its faculty members to redouble their efforts towards further sustaining a vibrant culture of research that has been fostered over the last decade or so at JGLS.
Source: Press Release By Jindal Global Law School