Overview

Education is the prime mover of the change making mission of JSPL Foundation. The Foundation has been implementing multi-faceted Programmes across India to improve the quality of mass education, School education, Skill Education, Special Education for the Persons with special needs and Higher education at par with world standard.

Pursuing its mission on universal education , the Foundation has been focussed upon Pre School education , 100 % enrolment , 100 % school attendance , Zero School dropout and 100 % Pass out and accordingly implementing various projects.

Alignment with Global Goals, National Priorities & Local Context:

JSPL Foundation's activities in the education field directly address the specific targets laid out for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

The Foundation's educational initiatives are based on the precept that learning is an on-going life process, and they thus span a broad range of ages and activities—from promoting school enrolment and educational quality to providing functional literacy and vocational training to adults. Align to National Priorities JSPL Foundation recognizes education as one of the building blocks of the nation and thus considers it a priority area for its social developmental initiatives. JSPL Foundation seeks to support and supplement state efforts to strengthen quality mass education in local government schools, through initiatives that bring local schools into alignment with the norms of India's Right to Education Act and the impetus behind the forthcoming New Education Policy to provide inclusive, quality education to develop productive, responsible, and globally aware citizens. JSPL Foundation's aim is to nurture and educate young minds so that they contribute to the nation's development.

In JSPL's areas of operation which is mostly in the rural areas in India, the teaching and learning environment in vernacular schools used to have short falls like as in lower proportion of student teacher ratio and inadequate infrastructure. The Foundation's initiatives in this area thus seek in part to supplement the provisions of the public system by providing trained community teachers, improving school, and supplying equipment, books, financial assistance, and nutritional support. We thus also work to expand the options available to learners of all ages and abilities through facilities to promote computer literacy, make higher education accessible to students of low-income families via scholarships, and spread functional literacy and vocational skills among vulnerable groups.

Highlights of such initiatives in Education are:

  • OPJGU- OP Jindal Global University
  • OPJU- OP Jindal University
  • OPJS- OP Jindal Schools
  • JIPT- Jindal Institute of Power Technology
  • ASHA- The Hope
Education

O.P. Jindal Global (Institution of Eminence Deemed To Be University) is a non-profit global university established in 2009 by the Government of Haryana and recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The university has received the highest grade 'A' of the National Accreditation & Assessment Council (NAAC). In 2019, JGU was awarded the prestigious 'Institution of Eminence' status by the Government of India

O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) was founded as a philanthropic initiative of its Founding Chancellor, Mr. Naveen Jindal, in memory of his father, Shri O.P. Jindal, is a non-profit global university established in 2009 by the Government of Haryana and recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The university has received the highest grade 'A' of the National Accreditation & Assessment Council (NAAC) and is spread over 80 acres in Sonepat in Haryana. In 2019, JGU was awarded the prestigious 'Institution of Eminence' status by the Government of India.

JGU is ranked among the top 800 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020. JGU is ranked as one of the global top 50 universities under 50 years of age in the Rankings. JGU was ranked among the top 450 universities in Asia in the QS World University Rankings in 2019. JGU (Jindal Global Law School) ranked No.1 in India. It is the first only Indian Private University (Law School) ranked among the top 100 in the world by QS World University Ranking 2021.

In line with its aspiration to serve as a role model for institutional excellence in higher education, JGU has made significant progress towards achieving the goal through its ten schools; three research, capacity building and training institutes; and multiple research initiatives and centres. JGU is one of the few universities in Asia that maintains a 1:9 faculty-student ratio and appoints faculty members from India and different parts of the world with outstanding academic qualifications and experience.

JGU is a research-intensive university deeply committed to its core institutional values of interdisciplinary and innovative pedagogy; pluralism and rigorous scholarship; and globalism and international engagement. With leading researchers, modern facilities and an innovative learning culture, JGU is committed to providing high quality education, delivering research and supporting scholarship that is highly valued by its local and global communities.

For more details, please visit:

jgu.edu.in

Education

OP Jindal University at Raigarh, known as the University of Steel Technology and Management, is the only University in India catering the need of Steel and Power Industries. OPJU supported by Jindal Steel and Power Limited, is a Multidisciplinary university of choice to develop globally expectable future leaders and entrepreneurs who can work at multiple levels of responsibilities. The OPJU is spread across a residential campus of 34 acres and with over 300,000 square feet of academic space, student residences to house more than 1000 students, and extensive facilities for students, staff and faculty; University offers UG, PG and Ph. D programs across all its schools

OP Jindal University (OPJU), Punjipathra, Raigarh was granted full University status by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Chhattisgarh in 2014, and is recognized by the University Grants Commission, Government of India. Engineering and Management programs of the University are also approved by AICTE.

OP Jindal University, known as the University of Steel Technology and Management, is the only University in India catering the need of Steel and Power Industries. OPJU supported by Jindal Steel and Power Limited, is a Multidisciplinary university of choice to develop globally expectable future leaders and entrepreneurs who can work at multiple levels of responsibilities. The OPJU is spread across a residential campus of 34 acres and with over 300,000 square feet of academic space, student residences to house more than 1000 students, and extensive facilities for students, staff and faculty; University offers UG, PG and Ph. D programs across all its schools i.e.

School of Engineering (SOE):Offers B.Tech, M.Tech, PhD in Mechanical, Metallurgical, Computer Science, Civil and Electrical Engineering,

School of Management (SOM): Offers B.Com(Hons), BBA, MBA and PhD in Marketing, Finance, HR and Operations

School of Science (SOS): Offers BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Centre of Steel Technology and Product Development (CSTPD): Conducting research on reducing carbon footprint and thereby promoting green steel making.

In a short span of time since our inception in 2014, OPJU has accomplished a lot and recognized as an emerging, and most trusted technical University of the country. We are very carefully building the vision of our Hon'ble Chairman Mr. Naveen Jindal by developing state-of-art laboratories with modern equipment and latest software, recruiting well qualified and globally experienced faculty, establishing multiple center of excellences, adopting experiential and learning by doing teaching–learning pedagogy, designing industry and research-linked curriculum, harnessing international collaborations and tie-ups, promoting research, focusing on career services and skills development of the students.

At the core of the university's philosophy and approach lies the belief that students learn best when exposed to real world situations and enriching interactions with practitioners and professors. We at OPJU believe that every student has innate potential that can be unlocked through quality teaching and mentorship.

It aims to build an institution where students learn by doing, where real world challenges find practical solutions and innovation happens by design and not by chance.

It is an attempt to make world class education accessible to deserving students both in metros and in smaller towns of India. Through its modern infrastructure, multi-disciplinary programs and enriching campus life — the University aims to be an exemplary talent pool not only for India but also for the world. The close proximity of the Group's companies like Jindal Steel and Power Limited, Jindal Power Ltd, Nalwa Steel & Power Limited etc. provides the students with access to real-life projects and mentorship of senior professionals from industry.

For more details, please visit:

www.opju.ac.in

Education

Jindal Institute of Power Technology (JIPT) is recognized by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Ministry of Power as a category-I Institute. It aims to produce technically trained professionals for power utilities in India and abroad and prepares students to operate or undertake maintenance of power-generating stations of 100 MW and above capacity. JIPT is located inside the 4X250 MW+4X600 MW Jindal Thermal Power Plant in Tamnar, Chhatisgarh.

Jindal Institute of Power Technology (JIPT) is a part of US$ 22 billion O P Jindal Group. JIPT is recognized by Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Ministry of Power, Government of India, as a category-1 Institute.

Key Features of Jindal Institute of Power Technology (JIPT) are:

The Institute is centrally Located Within The Premises Of O.P. Jindal Super Thermal Power Plant, Tamnar (CG) which allows the trainees to get regular exposure to the running power station of 4×250 mw & 4×600 mw. this facility, being unique, enhances the overall knowledge of students related to operation and maintenance of modern power plants.

  • The Institute Has State-Of-The-Art High Fidelity Dynamic Full Scope Replica DCS (Distributed Control Systems) Simulators Of 135 MW CFBC, 250 MW & 600 MW PF Firing Based To Train Both Fresh And Experienced Engineers.
  • JIPT Has Excellent Miniature Engineering Model Room, Multi-Media CBT Packages, Well Equipped Labs, Library, Fully Air-Conditioned Classrooms, Computer Lab, Multi-Purpose Auditorium & Conference Hall.
  • It Provides Fully Furnished And Air-Conditioned Rooms, Inside The Institute's Campus. The Hostel Has All Amenities Like Mess, Gymnasium, Indoor And Outdoor Games To Make Living Comfortable For The Trainees.
  • The Institute's Uniqueness Lies In The Fact That It Provides Hands-On Training To Its Students In The Group Own Power Plants. JIPT Conducts Training Programmes On Power Plant Operation And Maintenance For Diploma / Graduate Engineers And Power Plant Personnel Of Various Power Utilities. Vocational Training Is Also Arranged For Engineering Students. The Institute Aims To Produce Technically Trained Professionals For Power Utilities In India And Abroad, And Prepares Trainees To Operate, Maintain And Manage Power Generating Stations.

International reach: JIPT has conducted training programmes for international power engineering trainees.

JIPT has established a name and reputation in the Thermal Power Generation Training area in the country with remarkable placement figures. Many recognised training institutes are opting JIPT for all power training, simulator training and other specialised training courses. Annual national seminars and conferences are well attended by top industry professionals. JIPT is poised to take a quantum leap by incorporating renewable energy and other energy training modules.

JIPT is well guided by Jindal Education and social welfare society. Jindal Power Ltd (JPL). Jindal Steel & Power Ltd are providing all necessary support to JIPT through Jindal Foundation in excelling.

For more details, please visit:

www.jipt.org/about-jipt/

Education

The OP Jindal Group Schools are institutions which aim to educate students, with a global perspective, in order to make them worthy citizens and human resources of the nation. The O.P. Jindal Schools in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha impart education to more than 15,000 students in each academic year. The O.P. Jindal Schools serve as model educational institutions and centres of excellence in their local areas.

The real aim of education is to transform an infant into a perfect human being accomplished with all the capabilities of serving the family, the society, the nation and the world as a whole.

O. P. JINDAL GROUP SCHOOLS are such institutions which aim to educate students, with a global perspective, in order to make them worthy citizens and human resources of the nation.

OPJS with their unique pedagogy backed up with meticulously laid state-of-the-art infrastructure in the midst of lush green surroundings emphasizes on proper & enjoyable learning under the guidance of a pool of highly diligent and dedicated educators. The schools infuse in students the perfect development of personality in all its levels of teaching. In addition to academics, our schools organize a significantly substantial number of multifarious activities which offer its students various avenues for improvement and develop skills necessary to succeed in school and beyond.

It is a proud privilege to assert that the mission of our schools is to refresh and reinforce our traditionally rich cultural heritage, to educate for life, and give to the nation good human beings.

Mission

To facilitate quality education by sculpting the characters of our students with intellectual powers as well as strength of culture. To prepare the students for the competitive world after the school. To make them disciplined & courageous, to make them enthusiasts & good learners. To enhance scientific & environmental temperament in students and above all to make them good human beings.

OPJS Services and Impact

O.P. Jindal Group of Schools are primarily aiming to cater to the quality education needs of the wards of the employees of establishments at the corresponding locations and the local residents, using best possible infrastructure being provided by JSPL / JSPL Foundation.

We have brought the changes by penetrating to each layer of the socio-economic strata, in terms of their education needs. The quality education is reaching even to the lower & lower middle class families also.

O.P. Jindal Group of schools are serving the rural students of more than 100 villages around. The services of the Teachers are being utilized for Adult Literacy in the remote location(s) and other associates.

Our 8 schools operating with the name of OP Jindal School located in Angul, Barbil, Raigarh, Taraimal, Tamnar, Kunjemura, Rabo and Patratu have made an extraordinary measurable contribution towards the holistic upliftment of the society.

The alumni of OPJS are very well contributing to our society and strengthening the national priorities.

Education

In many of the villages of our interventions, local primary and secondary schools have a higher pupil-to-teacher ratio (PTR) than directed in the Right to Education Act. In order to bridge this gap and strengthen classroom processes, JSPL Foundation hires, trains, and supports these schools with community teachers to supplement the existing school staff with also objective to focus on zero drop outs an 100% enrollment in the communities besides bridging the gaps of pupil teacher ratio.

In order to improve the teacher student ratio as compared to the prescribed SSA Norm (1:30), total number of 178 honorary community teachers have been provided in vernacular medium schools.

  • Angul – 36 community teachers in 24 schools.
  • Jeraldaburu – 05 community teachers in 2 schools.
  • Barbil – 27 community teachers in 23 Govt. Schools.
  • Tensa – 26 community teachers in 15 schools.
  • Raigarh – 44 community teachers 23 schools.
  • Tamnar – 40 community teachers in 36 Government school.
  • Tensa – 26 community teachers in 15 schools.

Till date benefitting more than 50000 students and Pupil – Teacher Pupil ratio have improved from 1:53 to 1:25.

Education

JSPL Foundation conducts functional literacy classes for 125 women in 5 villages at Raigarh as per the norms of the National Literacy Mission and uses the text books published by the State government's Rajya Sakhsharta Mission Pradhikaran. Till date the project has made more than 500 women reading and writing Indian language.

Education

Scholarship support is being provided to the needy and underprivileged means cum merit basis in order to enable them to pursue further studies. These scholarships have effectively boosted the confidence of talented children in our areas of operation. Till date this has benefitted more than 10000 students have received Scholarship for continuing their education.

Education

ASHA –The Hope Centres, are vocational and rehabilitation centres for children with special needs and seeks to empower people with disabilities. The Centres provides rehabilitation services, ranging from physiotherapy for improved mobility to special education and skill training, to children with disabilities, identified through screening camps held in the villages near JSPL's operations in 3 states. Since the centre opened in August 2009, around 4968 differently abled children have received support for cognitive, social and psychological development, opportunities for skill development, and special education for those with speech and hearing impairments

Asha the Hope centres have been established with an objective to impart special education and therapeutic services to the Children / Persons with special needs living in the periphery villages so as to rehabilitate and mainstream them and enable them to take life in its full steam. Till date more than 4968 children have been provided with various rehabilitation services such as:-

  • Physiotherapy for mobility improvement,
  • Special education to mentally retarded children for cognitive,
  • Social and psychological development with appropriate life skills,
  • Special education for speech and hearing impaired children and
  • Creating opportunities for skill training to make them self-reliant.

Presently Asha the Hope Centres are functional at Raigarh, Angul and Patratu locations in Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand respectively. Along with therapeutic services it also provides aids and appliances and high quality assistive devices at subsidized rates.

The centre based facilities cover various rehabilitation services in day-care mode to nearly 130 children with disabilities regularly; they are also provided to and fro free transportation facility from their respective homes to the center and back. 374 persons with disabilities are being sustained through community-based rehabilitation. During the pandemic children are reached online and through door-to-door services abiding COVID 19 protocols.

Education

DAV Savitri Jindal School, Angul (Odisha): The DAV Savitri Jindal School was founded to develop a model vernacular school wherein, this could: augment the availability and quality of extracurricular activities for holistic personality development, provide need-based capacity building to enable the teaching staff to create a child-friendly learning environment, focused on first generation learners, support students' physical and psychological development, and inculcate good behaviour and hygienic practices for good health.For this program, there is a partnership with Dayanand Anglo Vedic College Management Committee (DAVCMC), whereby DAV extends its school management expertise and proven models to provide holistic, high-quality education in the vernacular medium. The majority of the students enrolled in the school belong to economically weaker sections.

OP Jindal School, Rabo(Tamnar-CG): The O.P. Jindal Primary School, Rabo was founded in 2015-16 to provide quality english-medium primary education for the community living in a remote area around the Rabo dam 35 kilometres west of Raigarh. The school is now running with a strength of 200 students from Nursery to Class V, the majority being tribal.

Education

Little Angel School programme is an initiative with the objective to cater to a child's development before their stepping into primary school. The uniqueness of the project is the community ownership embedded in its establishment and operation which is being facilitated by JSPL Foundation. The focus of this program is to enable the children to get admission into english medium schools. Present strength in Pre-Primary classes at Little Angels Schools in villages Doleshara, Salihabhanta, Kunjemura and Libra, Chharatangar & Budia is 180 children.