DU VC Credits Hard Work of Predecessors for Improvement in NIRF Rankings

Delhi University Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh thanked his predecessors for their hard work after seeing a marginal improvement in the National Institutional Ranking Framework announced on Monday.

This year the university has jumped two places to rank 11th in the ranking methodology adopted by the Union Ministry of Education.

The position of the university has also improved by one position in the overall ranking.

Delhi University (DU) has been ranked after city-based Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Jamia Millia Islamia, according to the eighth edition of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) announced by Union Minister of State for Education Rajkumar Ranjan Singh. (JMI), which have retained the second and third positions respectively under the University category.

The university, which was ranked 13th in the university category last year, has secured the 12th position in 2021. Got 11th in 2020, 13th in 2019 and seventh in 2018.

The rankings have been finalized on the basis of data for three years- 2019, 2020 and 2021. The improvement in ranking has been possible due to the hard work of my predecessors. I am grateful to him. We are working to improve the ranking and our work will reflect in the next few years.

Last year, Singh had said that the low student-teacher ratio could be one of the reasons for the drop in the rankings.

“We are working to improve the teacher-student ratio and recruitment is on the way,” he said.

NIRF took into account the number of research articles published and citations received by the publications in the period 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The ranking has been done in various categories such as overall, universities, colleges and research institutes.

NIRF provides ranking of institutions across five broad common groups of parameters, namely Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and Perception (PR). . ,

DU has seen improvement in all these parameters this time except perception. In 2022 it scored 43.1 in TLR, which has increased to 51.89. In terms of GO, the score has increased to 97.84 from last year’s 91.86.

The university also saw a slight decline. Its score in PR has come down from 56.15 in 2022 to 51.89 this year.

Meanwhile, this year’s RP and OI stood at 54.31 and 63.98 respectively as against last year’s 52.82 and 58.87. Five colleges of DU have also been placed in the top 10 colleges in the rankings, with Miranda House securing the top position for the seventh year in a row.

“We are trying to improve in terms of research access and inclusiveness. Teaching and non-teaching staff have worked hard for this. The fact is that we do not rest on past achievements. Ranking is a way for us to learn And it is the same for all the colleges. Maintaining the rankings is definitely a challenging task. Through the rankings, the government is also providing us guidance,” said Bijayalakshmi Nanda, Principal, Miranda House. After securing a place among the top 10 colleges in the category, DU’s Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College (ARSD) has been ranked above Lady Shri Ram College and Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC).

We have scored 80 out of 100 marks in Research and Professional Practice, which is the highest among all DU colleges. I thank all the faculty members. They are doing quality research and it is being published in science journals.

“Even in terms of graduation results, our students are doing well. We are showing 100% result in terms of placements and our students are going to renowned universities for higher education. In terms of perception, we have improved from a score of 24 to close to 40.

DU has reached 22nd position in the overall ranking. In 2021 it got 19th rank, while in 2020 and 2019 it achieved 18th and 20th rank respectively. In 2018, the university had secured 14th rank.

Among the top colleges, Miranda House and Hindu College have retained their rankings by securing the top two positions, while Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, which secured the seventh position last year, has moved up one position.

Meanwhile, Kirori Mal College (KMC) and Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) shared the ninth position. Last year, LSR had secured the fifth position while KMC was ranked 10th.

“They have equal marks. Since it is a tie, both are given equal rank, and as per standard practice the next rank is 11th (10th rank is not given to any institute),” said a senior ministry official he said.

Among other well-known DU colleges, SRCC has secured the 11th position, while Hans Raj College, Sri Venkateswara College and St Stephen’s have secured the 12th, 13th and 14th positions respectively.

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