Ranking Of Universities!

India did not till 2016, have a university ranking system but in the year 2016 the HRD ministry went for this gradation in response to the global university ranking system.

3500 universities took part in this ranking system process of their own will and the selection was from among them. The selection was organized by the National Bureau of Accreditation (NBA) and was based on five criteria of teaching and learning resources graduation outcome, perception, outreach and inclusivity and research productivity.

All institutions were judged on self-disclosure.  The list in serial order is as follows:

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai
Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Tezpur University
University of Delhi
Benaras Hindu University Varanasi
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Thiruvananathapuram
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani
Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh
Vishwa Bharati Kolkata
Punjab University Chandigarh
Pondicherry University Puducherry
Bharathiar University Coimbatore
North Eastern Hills University Shillong
King Georges Medical University Lucknow
Homi Bhabha University Mumbai
Jamia Hamdard New Delhi
Amrita Vishwa King Vidyapeetham  Coimbatore
Goa University Goa
Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University Delhi
Gauhati University
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad
Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and technology Hissar
GuruNanakdev Univerity  Amritsar

The system of ranking may be good in some respects viz knowing about where each stands in the hierarchy of good services to the education world. Another reason was to judge if any of these universities come anywhere near those universities of world-class level in which Shangai tops the list.

This system is also a guide for students to aim for admission into.

But we should not forget that since the ranking is based on self disclosure it cannot be very authentic moreover the difference between the ranks may be very little and the facilities provided will be just marginally different.  The only benefit this system seems to have is in making these colleges and universities world class in facilities provided. A good teaching faculty may also be other criteria and thus benefit the student.

The decision to go ahead with the ranking system was taken after a committee of IIT directors recommended it. The panel had also said ranking was important to enable India to participate in Global rankings but more than that it was important that we have our own domestic ranking system. The government has decided to fund institutes and universities to reach the global standards.

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