Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) of the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) continues its knowledge production with a shifting focus on interdisciplinarity. JGLS researchers published over 175+ publications in a variety of Scopus-indexed sources in 2023, representing an increase of over 25 per cent over the previous year and has surpassed the total number of similar publications from the top 4 National Law Schools in the country by over 60 per cent. The research has been published in some of top ranking and renowned journals globally.
In previous years, JGLS’s faculty members had published highly impactful research in some of the world’s most renowned law journals. While they continue to influence decision-making through similar publications, mindful of the larger global reconstitution of human socialization, JGLS has strategically shifted its focus on knowledge that goes beyond conventionally set disciplinary boundaries.
On the shifting focus and this result, Prof. (Dr) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University and Founding Dean of Jindal Global Law School, reflects, “It is a strong and well-informed conviction that contemporary global issues require global approaches. Being global in willing and acting is the founding motto and functional style of JGU. We also strongly feel that limiting oneself to the parochialism of disciplinary loyalty is epistemic injustice, at least in our times. It is with such equitable sentiments that the faculty members of JGLS and JGU engage in interdisciplinary research.
There is no disciplinary disloyalty here. That is to say, instead of breaking their own disciplinary convictions, they have invited expertise from other disciplines in the form of collaborations. Their openness to knowledge, in the spirt of, and reiterating, the classical Indian wisdom, Aano bhadra krtavo yantu vishwatah (“Let noble thoughts come to us from everywhere”), has caused this extraordinary result. I thank and congratulate the faculty members of JGU for their extraordinary contributions to this achievement”.