Jawaharlal Nehru University
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) opened its doors in the early 1970s. The university strikes an excellent student-teacher ratio and has an innovative mode of instruction. For these characteristics, JNU has earned a reputation as one of the leading universities in India. JNU focuses especially on postgraduate education. The campus is a microcosm of the Indian nation, drawing students from every nook and corner of the country and from every group and stratum of society.
Apart from its contribution to the Global Studies Programme, the Centre for the Study of Social Systems (CSSS) conducts researches on social change, social movements, sociology of knowledge, religion and agrarian relations, gender studies, and studies on diaspora and on marginal groups. The Centre has been declared by the UGC to be a Centre of 'Excellence'. In addition, three Science Schools – the School of Physical Sciences, the School of Life Sciences and the School of Environmental Sciences – have also received UGC recognition as Centers of Excellence.
Delhi bridges two different worlds: Old an New Delhi. Old Delhi serves as the previous capital of Islamic India, while the imperial city of New Delhi was created by British Raj. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. All too often the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt. Delhi is famous for its magnificent monuments and its rich and diverse culture. Delhi is the political hub of India. It is the second most populous city and second most populous urban agglomeration in India.
Further information about Delhi: www.delhitourism.gov.in