Up by 20 slots, KU ranks 33rd in all-India ranking of universities under NIRF-2023

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GNK English News Desk, 05 /June/2023

Up by 20 slots, KU ranks 33rd in all-India ranking of universities under NIRF-2023

Considerable progress in key assessment parameters; VC compliments all stakeholders

Srinagar, June 5: In a significant development Monday, the University of Kashmir has ranked 33rd among universities in the country assessed under the National Institutional Ranking Framework-2023, the results of which were announced by the Union Education Ministry in New Delhi today.

From 53rd rank in the 2022 NIRF ranking among universities, the University of Kashmir has gone up by 20 slots in the current year’s ranking, figuring at rank 33 with a point score of 53.08 as against the point score of 48.27 in the previous year.

The KU’s rank among overall institutions assessed under NIRF—including universities, colleges, engineering, technology and management institutions, research and pharmacy institutions etc—in this year’s NIRF is 58 (at point score of 50.77) as against the previous year’s overall rank of 84 (at point score of 45.98). Notably, KU is the only university from the Jammu and Kashmir UT figuring in the overall category of 100 top institutions (all institutions assessed) under NIRF.

Compared to the figures of the last NIRF assessment, the University of Kashmir has performed much better in key parameters under Research and Professional Practices (RP), scoring 26.94 points as against 21.23 in the year 2022 rankings. This includes publications from Web of Sciences and Scopus, two of the most popular bibliographic databases, completely evaluated by third-party under NIRF. In the parameters under Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), the University has again fared better, securing 70.64 in total as against last year’s score of 60.58. The University’s score in the FQE (Faculty with PhD and experience) sub-component has also gone up from last year’s 14.80 to 18.09 this year. The TLR also includes the parameter of online education (OE) imparted through platforms like SWAYAM.

Calling it a great achievement, Vice-Chancellor Prof Nilofer Khan congratulated the University’s faculty, non-teaching staff, research scholars and students for their relentless efforts to pursue the goal of achieving academic excellence with great determination and commitment.

She thanked the Honourable Chancellor, Shri Manoj Sinha, for his continued support, guidance and dynamic leadership in the University’s march to achieve more such milestones.

The VC also complimented team DIQA for their relentless efforts and hard-work in professionally pursuing the process of University rankings.

Registrar Dr Nisar A Mir also complimented all stakeholders for the great achievement.

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