O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) here on Monday announced 100 new fellowships for the Masters and PhD graduates of its 2020 batch, taking the total number of fellowships announced for the benefits of the graduating class of this year to 200.
The 100 Teaching & Research for Intellectual Pursuit (TRIP) fellowships offers students with the opportunity to gain holistic academic experience in a two-year fellowship programme to develop their academic and research capabilities, intellectual competencies, teaching skills with a pedagogical understanding of the learning ecosystem, JGU said.
The TRIP fellowships will financially support the 2020 graduates that will also help overcome the uncertainties in the career trajectories of students caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The announcement comes after JGU had earlier announced 100 GRIP Scholarships (Graduate Research Immersion Programme) for all the graduating students of JGU with a view to focussing on research and institutional mentorship for young and aspiring researchers.
“Amid the ongoing global crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we are cognisant of the predicament that the graduates of universities in India and around the world are facing,” said C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, JGU.
“We believe that JGU must help and support our students, especially during these extraordinarily difficult times,” the JGU VC said.
The new fellowships will help the students in their overall career progression by providing them pathways in the pursuit of academic careers as TRIP Fellows & Academic Tutors, JGU said.
The TRIP Fellowship is a two-year programme, which will commence in October 2020.
The TRIP Fellows & Academic Tutors will be selected through a competitive process from the Master’s students graduating in 2020 and from the PhD students who have successfully completed their thesis defence, JGU said.
After the successful completion of responsibilities under the TRIP Fellowship, the TRIP Fellows & Academic Tutors would be considered for the position of Assistant Lecturer in JGU and could be a part of the JGU faculty.