06-APR-2016: The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, in its first Ranking of Indian Universities, has placed the Aligarh Muslim University at 10th position.
The members of the Ranking and Progression Committee, Aligarh Muslim University, including Chairman Professor Imtiaz Hasnain, Convener Prof. Asad U. Khan and Director, Internal Quality Assurance Cell Prof. M. Rizwan Khan, met the Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah, yesterday evening, and explained to him the various aspects of the assessment points that were considered by the NIRF while declaring the rankings.
The Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. Shah urged the University community to concentrate on rectifying the academic and research conditions to help improve the University's future ranking by different agencies. He said that MHRD's ranking has brought to fore the shortcomings of our academic system and this should be taken as an opportunity to improve the situation.
The Ranking and Progression Committee held that the top 10 ranking under this survey includes four research institutes, which virtually gives AMU sixth place. A total of 3500 universities, institutions and colleges were considered for the ranking survey, it added.
On critical analysis of the ranking, the Committee observed that considering five criteria used to assess the higher educational institutions, there appears marginal difference between universities placed from one to ten positions.
The Committee has however expressed surprise that on perception ground, AMU has been placed at a level even lower than the BIT, Pilani and Tezpur University of Assam, while Delhi University, Banaras Hindu University and Jawaharlal Nehru University have been given 100% points on perception front.
In criteria like research, professional practice and collaborative programmes, AMU is fairly ahead of the JNU, Hyderabad Central University and DU with slight variation down the line. On the other hand, in teaching, learning and resources, AMU and BHU appear to be at the same level. JNU and DU show better than AMU in terms of infrastructure whereas HCU lags behind it in this category.
In outreach and inclusivity, BHU overrides AMU with a slight margin, while AMU and DU occupy the same status.
In graduation outcome, AMU has shown a weaker side as its students have failed to register a significant success rate in different national level competitive examinations, along with the placement and entrepreneurship sector.
Prof. Imtiaz Hasnain, Chairman, Ranking and Progression Committee said that shortcomings of the University will be taken care of shortly and a campus sanitization drive will be undertaken.
Prof. Asad U. Khan, Convener of the Committee said that it was a proud moment for the University community that AMU's name had figured in the top ten ranking of Indian universities released by Smt. Smriti Irani, Union Minister HRD. He said that the Ministry has also issued a certificate to the AMU to this effect.
Prof. M. Rizwan Khan, Director, Internal Quality Assurance Cell said that he has already started working on the improvement of University's Perception, which plays a significant role in University ranking.
Related PicturesAMU Vice Chancellor and members of ranking committee showing the ranking certificate issued by MHRD