Degrade: In one year, KU slips from 47th to 53rd position in NIRF ranking (page 1 anchor)
Srinagar: Reflecting its abysmal performance, the University of Kashmir has slipped from 47th rank to 53rd position in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)-2019 ranking, the report of which was released on Monday.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) announced the ranking of the universities separately while as another list was issued wherein the MHRD had assessed universities and IITs jointly.
Notably, Kashmir University has also bagged an overall ranking of 79 from amongst all universities, IITs and other institutions assessed by the MHRD under NIRF.
The Indian Institute of Sciences Bengaluru has topped the list among the universities while as Indian Institute of Technology Madras has bagged the first rank in overall ranking of the institutions.
Pertinently, Kashmir University had bagged 47th position among the universities and 71 among all the institutions in NIRF ranking 2018.
“This slip from 47th to 53rd position in itself explains the dwindling standards of the Kashmir University. Instead of showing improvement, the varsity is going downwards at national level competition,” a top official in Kashmir University said.
The NIRF was approved by the MHRD and launched on September 29 of 2015. As per the MHRD website, NIRF outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country.
Pertinently, MHRD minister, Prakash Javadekar last year while revealing NIRF 2018 ranking of institutions had stated that it would be mandatory for public institutes to participate in the ranking framework from 2019.
“Those public institutions which will not take part in it will face fund cut,” the union minister had said.
Though, the Kashmir University has performed better than Jammu University which has got 74th rank among the universities’ category while as it has failed to make it in the list of overall rankings of all institutions.
As per the NIRF ranking, KU has scored 59.39 in Teaching Learning Resources (TLR), 18.33 in Research and Professional (RPC), 79.20 in Graduation Outcomes (GO) and 47.36 in Outreach and Inclusivity (OI). The University has got perception points as 1.63.
The point score of Jammu University (JU) is 40.43. The JU’s parameter-wise figures are 56.50 in TLR, 16.51 in RPC, 70.92 in GO, 41.52 in OI 1.02 in perception.