Education is the prime mover of the change making mission of JSP Foundation. The Foundation has been implementing multi-faceted Programmes across India to improve the quality of mass education, School education, Skill Education, Special Education for the Persons with special needs and Higher education at par with world standard.

Pursuing its mission on universal education , the Foundation has been focussed upon Pre School education , 100 % enrolment , 100 % school attendance , Zero School dropout and 100 % Pass out and accordingly implementing various projects.

Alignment with Global Goals, National Priorities & Local Context:

JSP Foundation's activities in the education field directly address the specific targets laid out for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

The Foundation's educational initiatives are based on the precept that learning is an on-going life process, and they thus span a broad range of ages and activities—from promoting school enrolment and educational quality to providing functional literacy and vocational training to adults. Align to National Priorities JSP Foundation recognizes education as one of the building blocks of the nation and thus considers it a priority area for its social developmental initiatives. JSP Foundation seeks to support and supplement state efforts to strengthen quality mass education in local government schools, through initiatives that bring local schools into alignment with the norms of India's Right to Education Act and the impetus behind the forthcoming New Education Policy to provide inclusive, quality education to develop productive, responsible, and globally aware citizens. JSP Foundation's aim is to nurture and educate young minds so that they contribute to the nation's development.

In JSP's areas of operation which is mostly in the rural areas in India, the teaching and learning environment in vernacular schools used to have short falls like as in lower proportion of student teacher ratio and inadequate infrastructure. The Foundation's initiatives in this area thus seek in part to supplement the provisions of the public system by providing trained community teachers, improving school, and supplying equipment, books, financial assistance, and nutritional support. We thus also work to expand the options available to learners of all ages and abilities through facilities to promote computer literacy, make higher education accessible to students of low-income families via scholarships, and spread functional literacy and vocational skills among vulnerable groups.

Highlights of such initiatives in Education are:

  • OPJGU- OP Jindal Global University
  • OPJU- OP Jindal University
  • OPJS- OP Jindal Schools
  • JIPT- Jindal Institute of Power Technology
  • ASHA- The Hope

O.P. Jindal Global (Institution of Eminence Deemed To Be University) is a non-profit global university established in 2009 by the Government of Haryana and recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The university has received the highest grade 'A' of the National Accreditation & Assessment Council (NAAC). In 2019, JGU was awarded the prestigious 'Institution of Eminence' status by the Government of India

O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) was founded as a philanthropic initiative of its Founding Chancellor, Mr. Naveen Jindal, in memory of his father, Shri O.P. Jindal, is a non-profit global university established in 2009 by the Government of Haryana and recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The university has received the highest grade 'A' of the National Accreditation & Assessment Council (NAAC) and is spread over 80 acres in Sonepat in Haryana. In 2019, JGU was awarded the prestigious 'Institution of Eminence' status by the Government of India.

JGU is ranked among the top 800 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020. JGU is ranked as one of the global top 50 universities under 50 years of age in the Rankings. JGU was ranked among the top 450 universities in Asia in the QS World University Rankings in 2019. JGU (Jindal Global Law School) ranked No.1 in India. It is the first only Indian Private University (Law School) ranked among the top 100 in the world by QS World University Ranking 2021.

In line with its aspiration to serve as a role model for institutional excellence in higher education, JGU has made significant progress towards achieving the goal through its ten schools; three research, capacity building and training institutes; and multiple research initiatives and centres. JGU is one of the few universities in Asia that maintains a 1:9 faculty-student ratio and appoints faculty members from India and different parts of the world with outstanding academic qualifications and experience.

JGU is a research-intensive university deeply committed to its core institutional values of interdisciplinary and innovative pedagogy; pluralism and rigorous scholarship; and globalism and international engagement. With leading researchers, modern facilities and an innovative learning culture, JGU is committed to providing high quality education, delivering research and supporting scholarship that is highly valued by its local and global communities.

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OP Jindal University at Raigarh, known as the University of Steel Technology and Management, is the only University in India catering the need of Steel and Power Industries. OPJU supported by Jindal Steel and Power, is a Multidisciplinary university of choice to develop globally expectable future leaders and entrepreneurs who can work at multiple levels of responsibilities. The OPJU is spread across a residential campus of 34 acres and with over 300,000 square feet of academic space, student residences to house more than 1000 students, and extensive facilities for students, staff and faculty; University offers UG, PG and Ph. D programs across all its schools

OP Jindal University (OPJU), Punjipathra, Raigarh was granted full University status by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Chhattisgarh in 2014, and is recognized by the University Grants Commission, Government of India. Engineering and Management programs of the University are also approved by AICTE.

OP Jindal University, known as the University of Steel Technology and Management, is the only University in India catering the need of Steel and Power Industries. OPJU supported by Jindal Steel and Power Limited, is a Multidisciplinary university of choice to develop globally expectable future leaders and entrepreneurs who can work at multiple levels of responsibilities. The OPJU is spread across a residential campus of 34 acres and with over 300,000 square feet of academic space, student residences to house more than 1000 students, and extensive facilities for students, staff and faculty; University offers UG, PG and Ph. D programs across all its schools i.e.

School of Engineering (SOE):Offers B.Tech, M.Tech, PhD in Mechanical, Metallurgical, Computer Science, Civil and Electrical Engineering,

School of Management (SOM): Offers B.Com(Hons), BBA, MBA and PhD in Marketing, Finance, HR and Operations

School of Science (SOS): Offers BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Centre of Steel Technology and Product Development (CSTPD): Conducting research on reducing carbon footprint and thereby promoting green steel making.

In a short span of time since our inception in 2014, OPJU has accomplished a lot and recognized as an emerging, and most trusted technical University of the country. We are very carefully building the vision of our Hon'ble Chairman Mr. Naveen Jindal by developing state-of-art laboratories with modern equipment and latest software, recruiting well qualified and globally experienced faculty, establishing multiple center of excellences, adopting experiential and learning by doing teaching–learning pedagogy, designing industry and research-linked curriculum, harnessing international collaborations and tie-ups, promoting research, focusing on career services and skills development of the students.

At the core of the university's philosophy and approach lies the belief that students learn best when exposed to real world situations and enriching interactions with practitioners and professors. We at OPJU believe that every student has innate potential that can be unlocked through quality teaching and mentorship.

It aims to build an institution where students learn by doing, where real world challenges find practical solutions and innovation happens by design and not by chance.

It is an attempt to make world class education accessible to deserving students both in metros and in smaller towns of India. Through its modern infrastructure, multi-disciplinary programs and enriching campus life — the University aims to be an exemplary talent pool not only for India but also for the world. The close proximity of the Group's companies like Jindal Steel and Power Limited, Jindal Power, Nalwa Steel & Power Limited etc. provides the students with access to real-life projects and mentorship of senior professionals from industry.

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Jindal Institute of Power Technology (JIPT) is recognized by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Ministry of Power as a category-I Institute. It aims to produce technically trained professionals for power utilities in India and abroad and prepares students to operate or undertake maintenance of power-generating stations of 100 MW and above capacity. JIPT is located inside the 4X250 MW+4X600 MW Jindal Thermal Power Plant in Tamnar, Chhatisgarh.

Jindal Institute of Power Technology (JIPT) is a part of US$ 22 billion O P Jindal Group. JIPT is recognized by Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Ministry of Power, Government of India, as a category-1 Institute.

Key Features of Jindal Institute of Power Technology (JIPT) are:

The Institute is centrally Located Within The Premises Of O.P. Jindal Super Thermal Power Plant, Tamnar (CG) which allows the trainees to get regular exposure to the running power station of 4×250 mw & 4×600 mw. this facility, being unique, enhances the overall knowledge of students related to operation and maintenance of modern power plants.

  • The Institute Has State-Of-The-Art High Fidelity Dynamic Full Scope Replica DCS (Distributed Control Systems) Simulators Of 135 MW CFBC, 250 MW & 600 MW PF Firing Based To Train Both Fresh And Experienced Engineers.
  • JIPT Has Excellent Miniature Engineering Model Room, Multi-Media CBT Packages, Well Equipped Labs, Library, Fully Air-Conditioned Classrooms, Computer Lab, Multi-Purpose Auditorium & Conference Hall.
  • It Provides Fully Furnished And Air-Conditioned Rooms, Inside The Institute's Campus. The Hostel Has All Amenities Like Mess, Gymnasium, Indoor And Outdoor Games To Make Living Comfortable For The Trainees.
  • The Institute's Uniqueness Lies In The Fact That It Provides Hands-On Training To Its Students In The Group Own Power Plants. JIPT Conducts Training Programmes On Power Plant Operation And Maintenance For Diploma / Graduate Engineers And Power Plant Personnel Of Various Power Utilities. Vocational Training Is Also Arranged For Engineering Students. The Institute Aims To Produce Technically Trained Professionals For Power Utilities In India And Abroad, And Prepares Trainees To Operate, Maintain And Manage Power Generating Stations.

International reach: JIPT has conducted training programmes for international power engineering trainees.

JIPT has established a name and reputation in the Thermal Power Generation Training area in the country with remarkable placement figures. Many recognised training institutes are opting JIPT for all power training, simulator training and other specialised training courses. Annual national seminars and conferences are well attended by top industry professionals. JIPT is poised to take a quantum leap by incorporating renewable energy and other energy training modules.

JIPT is well guided by Jindal Education and social welfare society. Jindal Power Ltd (JPL). Jindal Steel & Power Ltd are providing all necessary support to JIPT through Jindal Foundation in excelling.

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The OP Jindal Group Schools are institutions which aim to educate students, with a global perspective, in order to make them worthy citizens and human resources of the nation. The O.P. Jindal Schools in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha impart education to more than 15,000 students in each academic year. The O.P. Jindal Schools serve as model educational institutions and centres of excellence in their local areas.

The real aim of education is to transform an infant into a perfect human being accomplished with all the capabilities of serving the family, the society, the nation and the world as a whole.

O. P. JINDAL GROUP SCHOOLS are such institutions which aim to educate students, with a global perspective, in order to make them worthy citizens and human resources of the nation.

OPJS with their unique pedagogy backed up with meticulously laid state-of-the-art infrastructure in the midst of lush green surroundings emphasizes on proper & enjoyable learning under the guidance of a pool of highly diligent and dedicated educators. The schools infuse in students the perfect development of personality in all its levels of teaching. In addition to academics, our schools organize a significantly substantial number of multifarious activities which offer its students various avenues for improvement and develop skills necessary to succeed in school and beyond.

It is a proud privilege to assert that the mission of our schools is to refresh and reinforce our traditionally rich cultural heritage, to educate for life, and give to the nation good human beings.


To facilitate quality education by sculpting the characters of our students with intellectual powers as well as strength of culture. To prepare the students for the competitive world after the school. To make them disciplined & courageous, to make them enthusiasts & good learners. To enhance scientific & environmental temperament in students and above all to make them good human beings.

OPJS Services and Impact

O.P. Jindal Group of Schools are primarily aiming to cater to the quality education needs of the wards of the employees of establishments at the corresponding locations and the local residents, using best possible infrastructure being provided by JSP / JSP Foundation.

We have brought the changes by penetrating to each layer of the socio-economic strata, in terms of their education needs. The quality education is reaching even to the lower & lower middle class families also.

O.P. Jindal Group of schools are serving the rural students of more than 100 villages around. The services of the Teachers are being utilized for Adult Literacy in the remote location(s) and other associates.

Our 8 schools operating with the name of OP Jindal School located in Angul, Barbil, Raigarh, Taraimal, Tamnar, Kunjemura, Rabo and Patratu have made an extraordinary measurable contribution towards the holistic upliftment of the society.

The alumni of OPJS are very well contributing to our society and strengthening the national priorities.


In many of the villages of our interventions, local primary and secondary schools have a higher pupil-to-teacher ratio (PTR) than directed in the Right to Education Act. In order to bridge this gap and strengthen classroom processes, JSP Foundation hires, trains, and supports these schools with community teachers to supplement the existing school staff with also objective to focus on zero drop outs an 100% enrollment in the communities besides bridging the gaps of pupil teacher ratio.

In order to improve the teacher student ratio as compared to the prescribed SSA Norm (1:30), total number of 178 honorary community teachers have been provided in vernacular medium schools.

  • Angul – 36 community teachers in 24 schools.
  • Jeraldaburu – 05 community teachers in 2 schools.
  • Barbil – 27 community teachers in 23 Govt. Schools.
  • Tensa – 26 community teachers in 15 schools.
  • Raigarh – 44 community teachers 23 schools.
  • Tamnar – 40 community teachers in 36 Government school.
  • Tensa – 26 community teachers in 15 schools.

Till date benefitting more than 50000 students and Pupil – Teacher Pupil ratio have improved from 1:53 to 1:25.


JSP Foundation conducts functional literacy classes for 125 women in 5 villages at Raigarh as per the norms of the National Literacy Mission and uses the text books published by the State government's Rajya Sakhsharta Mission Pradhikaran. Till date the project has made more than 500 women reading and writing Indian language.


Scholarship support is being provided to the needy and underprivileged means cum merit basis in order to enable them to pursue further studies. These scholarships have effectively boosted the confidence of talented children in our areas of operation. Till date this has benefitted more than 10000 students have received Scholarship for continuing their education.


ASHA –The Hope Centres, are vocational and rehabilitation centres for children with special needs and seeks to empower people with disabilities. The Centres provides rehabilitation services, ranging from physiotherapy for improved mobility to special education and skill training, to children with disabilities, identified through screening camps held in the villages near JSP's operations in 3 states. Since the centre opened in August 2009, around 4968 differently abled children have received support for cognitive, social and psychological development, opportunities for skill development, and special education for those with speech and hearing impairments

Asha the Hope centres have been established with an objective to impart special education and therapeutic services to the Children / Persons with special needs living in the periphery villages so as to rehabilitate and mainstream them and enable them to take life in its full steam. Till date more than 4968 children have been provided with various rehabilitation services such as:-

  • Physiotherapy for mobility improvement,
  • Special education to mentally retarded children for cognitive,
  • Social and psychological development with appropriate life skills,
  • Special education for speech and hearing impaired children and
  • Creating opportunities for skill training to make them self-reliant.

Presently Asha the Hope Centres are functional at Raigarh, Angul and Patratu locations in Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand respectively. Along with therapeutic services it also provides aids and appliances and high quality assistive devices at subsidized rates.

The centre based facilities cover various rehabilitation services in day-care mode to nearly 130 children with disabilities regularly; they are also provided to and fro free transportation facility from their respective homes to the center and back. 374 persons with disabilities are being sustained through community-based rehabilitation. During the pandemic children are reached online and through door-to-door services abiding COVID 19 protocols.

At Present JSP Foundation, Patratu and Special Olympics Bharat (Jharkhand) has launched a Sports Center Program for specially abled children from the nearby communities under their project ASHA-The Hope.

ASHA-The Hope Centre is a project exclusively designed to rehabilitate and provide vocational training to specially abled children. At present, the ASHA-The Hope centers are operational at Patratu, Raigarh (Chhattisgarh) and Angul (Odisha). More than 5000 children have been rehabilitated across the centres. Through ASHA-The Hope centers free therapy, treatment and nutritional support are provided to the children.


Adding value to the project, Sports Centre Program is launched at Patratu center of ASHA- The Hope. Under the Sports Centre Program program, these children will be trained in various Olympic style individual and team sports after which they will be able to participate in various district, state, national & international level competitions.


DAV Savitri Jindal School, Angul (Odisha): The DAV Savitri Jindal School was founded to develop a model vernacular school wherein, this could: augment the availability and quality of extracurricular activities for holistic personality development, provide need-based capacity building to enable the teaching staff to create a child-friendly learning environment, focused on first generation learners, support students' physical and psychological development, and inculcate good behaviour and hygienic practices for good health.For this program, there is a partnership with Dayanand Anglo Vedic College Management Committee (DAVCMC), whereby DAV extends its school management expertise and proven models to provide holistic, high-quality education in the vernacular medium. The majority of the students enrolled in the school belong to economically weaker sections.

OP Jindal School, Rabo(Tamnar-CG): The O.P. Jindal Primary School, Rabo was founded in 2015-16 to provide quality english-medium primary education for the community living in a remote area around the Rabo dam 35 kilometres west of Raigarh. The school is now running with a strength of 200 students from Nursery to Class V, the majority being tribal.


Little Angel School programme is an initiative with the objective to cater to a child's development before their stepping into primary school. The uniqueness of the project is the community ownership embedded in its establishment and operation which is being facilitated by JSP Foundation. The focus of this program is to enable the children to get admission into english medium schools. Present strength in Pre-Primary classes at Little Angels Schools in villages Doleshara, Salihabhanta, Kunjemura and Libra, Chharatangar & Budia is 180 children.

JSP Foundation Women Education & Skill Development Scheme:

"A special initiative of JSP Foundation to support for higher education / vocational education for self reliance and empowerment of girl child /women from poor / underprivileged section."

Another victory to celebrate, as the JSP Foundation has upheld girls and young women from poor and under privileged communities to pursue their higher education as well as the skill building with the 2nd launch of YASHASVI program. The 2nd edition of the program has benefited 5630 girls with their aspiring dreams young girls from Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand have been handed over with the award letter.

This program looks after the financial bearing of the Girls who otherwise sacrifice and compromise with their dreams to pursue education due to lack of financial support and various other situations in their families.

With programd as YASHASVI, the JSP Foundation is committed to not leave behind the voiceless and has proclaimed to bring up more programs that will benefit girls in order to have a Atma Nirbhar Bharat. So far the YASHASVI program has benefited more than 5600 girls from 3 eastern, tribal dominant states.


  • OBJECTIVE: to support girl children/ women from poor and underprivileged section to make them self-reliant. The programme focuses on girl children/women who due to financial constraints are unable to complete their studies or could not undertake further studies.
    a. Minimum education qualification: The candidate should have completed
    (i) Class 10th Board Exam for Skilling courses
    (ii) +2 courses for Professional courses and for higher education
    (iii) Graduation for Post Graduation courses
  • b. Income level of the parents (both)/spouse/self – Max Rs. 2 lakh (Income Certificate has to be issued/ certified by competent Revenue Authorities) and verified by JSP Foundation.
  • c. Age: The lower age limit of the Candidate is completion of 16 years and upper age limit is completion of 30 years.
  • SCOPE:The candidate should be a domicile in the State of Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand.


  • On receiving of application, the candidature/ application will be scrutinized on the various parameters of eligibility laid out by the JSP Foundation.
  • An Expert Committee will be formed by the JSP Foundation to finalize the candidate for financial support. The application will be assessed by the Expert Committee formed by the JSP Foundation only on merit basis by taking into consideration the marks secured in the qualifying exams as indicated below and the income criteria.


  • The Candidates can choose Skill Development Courses / Professional Education and higher studies in general stream.
  • Under Skill Development Courses: the candidates can choose Short Term courses/ Diploma Courses/ Certificate courses of their interest. Illustratively those can be Beautician course, Hair stylist, Dress designing, Make-up/ Beauty therapist, Computer course, Short term Software courses, Web /Graphic Designing, Data entry, Food & Nutrition Care, Social Media Marketing, Event Management, Photography, Office/ Front Office Assistant, Account Executive, Digital Marketing, Short term Banking Courses, Nursing Care, Elderly care, etc. which may enable the candidates to earn their livelihood in a dignified manner. The Candidate should have secured a minimum of 50% marks in class 10th Board examination.
  • Under Higher education: the Candidates can pursue +2 courses in Arts, Science, Commerce and any other recognised courses from recognized and credible Institution. The qualifying mark required for applying for financial support under this category is 65% in Class 10th Board and 55% in Class 12th Exams.
  • For various courses after Graduation and Post Graduation/ Allied higher courses, minimum mark stipulated is 55% in the last qualifying examination and the letter of admission from the select Institutions.
  • For Professional Courses like Medical / Engineering / Law / Architecture and similar courses, the Candidate should have successfully cleared the relevant Entrance Examination and must have secured the letter of admission from a recognized and credible Institution.

DISBURSEMENT MODALITIES: Upon selection, the support/ grant to the candidates will be provided after due on ground verification of their eligibility and ability to perform assessment in the form of interview conducted by JSP Foundation and verification of the credibility of the Institution.

The selected candidates will be supported with admissible course fee which will be payable to the Institution directly by the JSP Foundation.

For the renewal, continuation of scheme for long term courses, the candidate's performance will be reviewed (the concerned student has to secure first division in the semester/ Annual Examination. The report card/mark sheet issued by the concerned Institution has to be produced and assessment will be re done by the Expert Committee.


  • The applicant/ candidate if selected will be eligible for any one course only.
  • The applicant/ candidate will not be eligible for the scheme again, once selected.
  • The number of beneficiaries will solely be decided by the JSP Foundation.
  • Students who are in receipt of scholarships/ financial support either from Government or from any other source will not be eligible for the scheme.
  • Student must be a permanent resident of the locations specified in the scope.
  • All documents have to be produced and shared with the JSP Foundation and are subject to verification.
  • The decision of the JSP Foundation with regard to the final selection is final and cannot be questioned by any other authority outside the JSP Foundtaion.


  • Complete filled in form in the prescribed format.
  • Statement of marks of Previous Exams passed
  • Residential proof, certificate from the Block/ District level;
  • Bonafide certificate from the school/ college along with the fee structure;
  • Annual family income certificate by appropriate authority;
  • Self declaration regarding non-receipt of scholarship from other sources by the student duly endorsed by concerned authorities.
Application Form

Please mail the filled in application from with all details at: info.education@jsplfoundation.com

Last Date of Application : 15.06.2023

Education Infrastructure for Employment: Jindal Bhaktivedanta Library & Study Centre, in order to assist Odisha students for their capacity building for competing in various competitive examinations, Jindal Bhaktivedanta Library and Study Centre with modern facilities have been started at Bhubaneswar in collaboration with ISKCON Youth Forum. Jindal Bhaktivedanta Library & Study Centre have the facilities of Library with Reading Room for students preparing for different competitive examinations like UPSC, State PSC, Banking and other Professional entrance exams. The library cum reading room can accommodate 300 students in two shifts. It also has hostel facilities for 50 students with a provision of pure veg food. The Centre will also have the facilities of Counsellors, Mentors, who can counsel and guide these students.

Jindal Lighthouse Skill Development Project

For young people today, it is more important than ever that they are well-equipped to enter the workforce. Irrespective of the fact that one might be educated, many lack the skills they need to get the jobs they want. This is more prevalent among the rural and poor communities. Skills can be acquired by consistent learning. Skill training is helping the people to identify, train and nurture their innate talent in the desired field.

Everyone needs to develop specific set of core life skills to manage education, work, outside interests, and social relationships successfully. From the perspective of brain development, these skills include planning, focus, self-control, awareness, and flexibility—also known as “executive function” and “self-regulation” skills. With basic idea as this, the JSP Foundation endeavours to support the not so privileged young minds in shaping up their dreams into actuality. It believes informal and non-formal learning supports wider learning, development and participation in society, where OPJCC imparts vocational skills predominantly to tribal and rural youths, Jindal Lighthouse Skill Development project focus on urban/semi-urban youths. JSP Foundation in collaboration with Lighthouse Communities Foundation, BMC, BSCL, and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, launched the first Bhubaneswar’s Lighthouse & Jaga Skilling Hub. The project aims to provide technical skills, life skills, job competencies, and continuous mentoring to all trainees from urban/semi-urban areas associated with this initiative. Through this skill centre we are focused in empowering and educating young boys and girls in a participative, inclusive and expressive manner. The programme aims to nurture and build skills of 1000 youth from urban and semi urban.