Prof. P Appa Rao credited this honour to the faculty, students and non-teaching employees of UoH. “We are humbled by this achievement and the university will put in more efforts to ensure that it is recognized worldwide for its quality of teaching and research. Our alumni have played a vital role in the growth of the University and It’s our responsibility to produce quality students who will be model citizens for India,” he added.
The first-ever government-backed survey, using parameters ranging from research facilities, academic excellence to the placements of graduates, has given a boost after a spate of unwarranted incidents recently, according to a professor.
A dalit scholar Rohit Vemula has ended life in the campus in January this year triggering nation-wide protests and ruckus in Parliament.
As per the rankings, released by the hon’ble Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani on Monday at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, the UoH is ranked 4th among all Institutions in the country. More than 230 Universities were surveyed for the rankings.
The new ranking framework has been drafted to provide an Indian context to educational aspirations and needs. This will help institutions that conduct research in languages other than English and are focused on inclusive education, two factors that are overlooked by international agencies.
More than 3,500 higher educational institutions were considered in the survey.
Top 10 Universities in the country
1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
2. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
3. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
4. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
5. Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam
6. University of Delhi, Delhi
7. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
8. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvanathapuram
9. Birla Institute of Technology and Science –Pilani
10. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh