Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, on June 11 released ‘India Rankings 2020’ of Institutions of Higher Education in various categories on the basis of their performance on five broad categories of parameters.
Nisank released India Rankings 2020 virtually in 10 categories in the presence of Minister of State for HRD Sanjay Dhotre. Additional Secretary (Higher Education) Rakesh Ranjan, MHRD; Chairman UGC, Prof. D P Singh; Chairman, AICTE Anil Sahasrabudhe; Chairman NBA, Prof K K Aggarwal; Member Secretary NBA, Dr Anil Kumar Nassa, and representatives of Higher Education Institutions witnessed the release through video conferencing. This is the fifth consecutive edition of India Rankings of the institutions of higher education in India. In 2020, an addition to nine rankings ie one domain ‘Dental’ has been introduced for the first time bringing the total tally to 10 categories / subject domains.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that these rankings acts as a guide to students for selection of universities based on a set of criteria and helps universities to improve their performance on various ranking parameters and identify gaps in research and areas of improvement. He added that the Ranking of Institutions at national level instill a competitive spirit amongst institutions to perform better and secure higher rank in international ranking.