Come April, Get India-Specific Rankings of Educational Institutions

Published: 24th November 2015 05:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2015 05:49 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The first results of the India-specific rankings of all educational institutes across public and private sectors and across streams would be out in April next year.

Setting in motion the exhaustive exercise to help parents and students make informed decisions, UGC has asked all institutes to register themselves with the government, giving relevant data, without delay as the first ranking list is expected to be released by early April next year.

The rankings being collated by the government is being seen as India’s answer to international ranking agencies such as Times Higher Education and QS World University rankings. No Indian institute has made the cut to the top 10 in these rankings’ lists.

The nation-wide ranking would cover all universities — both government and private and deemed, including affiliated colleges.

“All the universities and colleges are required to participate in the ranking exercise,” UGC chairman Ved Prakash said in a communication to vice-chancellors across the country. The institutes could log on to a dedicated portal for the exercise of registration and furnishing data. Registrations would be open from November 23 onwards.

The HRD Ministry had in September this year unveiled the parameters for the rankings. They include the graduation outcome, perception about institute, teaching-learning resources, research activities besides practice and collaborative performance.

The institutes would be ranked separately across disciplines and in category A and B, with category A institutes getting extra weightage for teaching and research. “These are some of the parameters looked into by students and parents while making an informed choice to pursue a programme in any institution of higher learning,” the UGC chairman said in his communication to vice-chancellors on November 21.


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