Reaching out to University Alumni: JNU is proud to have as its alumni a growing number of eminent social scientists, scientists, civil servants, literary critics, media experts, foreign language experts, journalists, political leaders, social activists, technologists, managers, academicians and entrepreneurs over the last 35 years and more.
JNU aims to foster strong bonds between its alumni and the University Community. The University recognizes the alumni as important stakeholders in enhancing JNU's excellent resources for high quality education. It realizes the enormous benefits that come from an engagement with and the support of its alumni who have considerable expertise in many areas, that can help identify strategic directions for JNU in the 21st century. In order that it may come about, the University is reaching out to the Alumni through the connect to Alumni Initiative. Several programmes and events are held through the year where the focus is on the achievements and progress of the Alumni. Some of the programmes focus on building connections between the Alumni.
This connect to Alumni Initiative provides opportunities to the Alumni to engage in community service. JNU believes that the Alumni are goodwill ambassadors for JNU. They serve as effective interlocutors, provide advice and support to the university, suggest frontline research areas, offer career advice and also help in securing financial support. Another important dynamic academic aspect is that alumni provide technical collaboration in research and projects.
The alumni can provide opportunities for community service, act as goodwill ambassadors for JNU, serve as effective interlocutors, provide advice and support to the university, suggest frontline research areas, offer career advice and also provide financial assistance. There can also be academic and technical collaboration in research and projects.
The Office of Alumni Affairs is the nodal point of the activities. It has established the Alumni Association of JNU (AAJ) through elections. It links JNU alumni and several JNU alumni associations in different parts of India and abroad. Having already produced a directory of nearly 5743 alumni which is available online, we request those alumni who are yet to be members to send us their details for inclusion in the directory at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Prof. K. P. Vijayalakshmi