Srinagar/IBNS: The University of Kashmir (KU) has figured among the top 50 universities in the all-India ranking of universities conducted by the Union Ministry of Education under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)-2021.
The University has ranked at 48th position among universities assessed under NIRF-2021, with an overall point score of 46.97, in key parameters including teaching, learning and Resources (60.49 points), Research and Professional Practices (19.51 points), Graduation Outcome (77.03 points), Outreach and Inclusivity (50.12 points) and Peer Perception (25.52 points).
KU has also bagged an overall rank of 76 (from 78 in 2020) from amongst all universities, IITs and other institutions assessed by the Ministry of Education under NIRF-2021.
Union Minister for Education Dharmendra Pradhan, who e-released the NIRF rankings Friday, said in all, 6,272 applications for ranking were made by 4,030 unique applicant institutions under various categories/domains, marking a noticeable increase in institutional participation in the rankings exercise this year.
“Number of unique applicants to India Rankings have increased from 2,426 in 2016 to 4,030 in 2021 whereas a total number of applications for ranking in various categories have increased from 3565 in 2016, to 6272 in 2021 i.e. total increase of 1604 (66% increase) in unique institutions and 2707 (76% increase) in total applicants,” Pradhan said.
KU Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad said the university’s ranking at 48th position is a testimony to the fact that the varsity is making remarkable progress in its continuing march towards academic excellence.