India CSR News Network
RAIPUR: Naveen Jindal headed Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), the biggest private sector investor in the state of Chhattisgarh will run a private university in Raigarh under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Presently JSPL has two educational institute “OP Jindal Institute of Technology” and ” Jindal Institute of Power Technology”. Both the educational institutes are located in the Raigarh District. It it to be noted that JSPL’s 3 MTPA steel and 1000 MW power plant is located in deferment locations of Raigarh districts.
According to the report, on the recommendation of the Chhattisgarh Private University Regulatory Commission, the state government has given its consent to start three new private universities in the state, officials with higher education department said.
Besides OP Jindal University, to be managed by the JSPL, Chhattisgarh government has given consent for setting up MAI University and Amity University in the state.
JSPL officials here informed that it was company’s founder chairman late OP Jindal’s vision and mission to establish global institutions in India that were comparable to the best in the world.
Naveen Jindal, a leading industrialist and member of India’s Parliament has also launched Jindal Global University in 2009 in Sonipat.