Union Minister of State for Education Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh announced the NIRF ranking of colleges and universities in the country. This ranking is given by the Ministry based on the annual performance of all the educational institutes and universities of the country. While announcing the rankings, criteria such as research, patents, comprehensiveness, results, placement, ratio of faculty to number of students, number of students, educational facilities, infrastructure were determined. It publishes the ranking of the best educational institutions every year.
This year eight thousand 686 educational institutions participated in this process. The falling ranking of Savitribai Phule Pune University, known as the Oxford of East, is a matter of educational concern for the state. Pune University has got a total average of 58.31 marks in the ranking of universities in ‘NIRF’.
So, general group has 55.78 marks. The University has scored 0 out of 15 points in the patent category and 1.74 points in the project and professional practice category. The university scored only 15.82 in perception. Therefore, it is a big challenge for the university to create a good image among the public.
Reasons for falling university rankings
– Absence of full-time Vice-Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor of Pune University throughout the year
– Impact on quality during the Corona period
– Stop planning of exams
– Increase in faculty vacancies
– Research project, no patent
– Deteriorating the image of the university among the public
‘IIT Madras’ first
Indian Institute of Sciences Bangalore (IISC) has bagged the first position in the university category in the country, while IIT Madras has bagged the first position in the overall ranking. In this, IIT Mumbai is at the fourth position. Similarly, in the dental department, D. Y. Patil University has secured the third rank in the country. In the college group, Mumbai’s College of Social Work Nirmala Niket (57), Fergusson College (79) and Government Institute of Science (83) have bagged the number.
Year General Group University Group
2019 17 10
2020 19 09
2021 20 11
2022 25 12
2023 35 19
Savitribai Phule Pune University’s fall in NIRF ranking is very painful. The question has been raised as to what efforts the university has made in terms of educational progress in the last one year. The administration of Pune University should take a lesson from this and make educational efforts to raise the ranking of the university.
– Dr. Nitin Karamalkar, Former Vice-Chancellor, Savitribai Phule Pune University
Although the ranking of Savitribai Phule University seems to have decreased, in reality it is not. This year, the number of organizations participating in the ranking has increased to over eight thousand. Vacancies in university professorships and halted research due to coronavirus have affected the rankings. A new research project has been started along with the recruitment of professors in the coming period. It will surely improve the ranking. Pune University is still number one in the state in terms of academic quality.
– Dr. Karbhari Kale, Vice Chancellor, Savitribai Phule Pune University