New Delhi: Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid today urged the private sector to participate in the fight against corruption in proportion to its growing size and influence.

“Private sector needs to participate in the fight against corruption, commensurate with its growing size and influence. Law schools and business schools also have an important responsibility in making non-corruption a part of our essential moral value,” the minister said, while addressing the first convocation ceremony of O P Jindal Global University (JGU) here.

A University press release said Justice Dalveer Bhandari, Judge, International Court of Justice, also addressed the gathering and emphasised the need for private universities in playing a crucial role in overall development of the country.

“Education does not stop at educational institutions. The practice of critical thinking and challenging and questioning that you have developed at this institution should be carried forward by you,” Justice Bhandari said.

The ICJ judge also released the Jindal Global Law Review at the ceremony, the first copy of which was presented to the law minister.

JGU Chancellor Naveen Jindal said that the university will give a boost to research efforts and extend scholarships and assistantships to meritorious and deserving students.

JGU Vice Chancellor and Professor C Raj Kumar expressed concerns over the absence of even a single Indian University among the top 300 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2011-12.