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Panjab University, Chandigarh ranked among Top 4% Globally

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | May 20, 2024 10:35 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) has ranked Panjab University, Chandigarh, among the top 4% of higher education institutions globally for the year 2023-24. CWUR, which ranks 21, 000 institutions, represents the largest academic ranking of global universities. Panjab University, Chandigarh, has been ranked 10 in India and 242 in India. Globally, it has been ranked 527 in quality of education imparted and a research rank of 794, with an overall score of 71.6.

\These rankings are based on four parameters: education, employability, faculty, and research, with equal emphasis on student-related and faculty related indicators. This achievement places Panjab University among the esteemed institutions recognized worldwide, reflecting its commitment to maintaining global standards of excellence through empowering high-performing institutions and fostering excellence in higher education.

Continuing its trend of improving rankings, Panjab University, Chandigarh, has also achieved the 10th rank in India among government universities in the recent survey by Education world (EW), India, announced on May 20, 2024, with a score of 1125. The rankings are based on ten parameters of higher education excellence, including faculty competence, faculty welfare and development, research and innovation, curriculum and pedagogy, industry interface, placements, infrastructure, internationalism, leadership/governance, and the range and diversity of study programs offered. Panjab University scored 284 out of 300 in research and innovation, demonstrating the university's strong credentials in this domain.

Overall, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru has been ranked no. 1, TIFR (Second). JNU (Third) and Delhi University (Fourth)

Vice Chancellor Prof. Renu Vig credited the faculty, students, and staff for their pivotal contributions to reaching these milestones, urging them to maintain their dedication to societal responsibilities with unwavering commitment. She expressed delight that PU is on its upward trajectory, coming close to its achieving the highest rankings A++ in NAAC accreditation and grant of Category I status by UGC, such high rankings will further improve perception about PU, leading to more industry linkages, MOUs with academic institutions. improved placements and research fundings. These accolades signify strides in Panjab University’s journey toward academic excellence and innovation, reaffirming its dedication to shaping the future of higher education. Prof. Y P Verma, Registrar, attributed this continuous improvement in performance to Vice Chancellor Prof. Renu Vig's insightful leadership, which has catalyzed teaching learning process and administrative transformation, while striving to align its vision with the National Education Policy (NEP).

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