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Draft of Indian university ranking system is ready

Draft of Indian university ranking system is ready

New Delhi, Oct 10: A primary draft for developing a framework for a national ranking system for all central universities in the country has been prepared, a Delhi University official said.

"Delhi University hosted a conclave of vice-chancellors yesterday for developing a framework for a National Ranking System and a draft containing the ranking parameters has been prepared," Media coordinator and Joint Dean of Students' Welfare, Delhi University, Malay Neerav, said.

The conclave saw exchange of ideas, and a broad consensus was reached on six parameters for the national ranking system, DU sources sid.

"These include- academic reputation, research development and innovation, training and placement, internationalisation, per capita academic performance and outreach or geographical reach of universities," a DU source said.

The work on the framework has been started following a directive by the Ministry of HRD.

"The recommendations for the ranking system have included parameters that shall be in tune with the needs and strengths of Indian institutions of higher education and yet be acceptable at an international level," he said.

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Two committees were constituted by the Ministry of HRD post the two-day vice-chancellors retreat in Chandigarh last month, and the two working groups were directed to submit their report within a month. [HRD Ministry and IIT to frame own university ranking system]

The VCs of the seven central universities, are serving on the two committees, to deliberate on the dual issues of evolving an India-centric ranking system for all central universities and recommending a common entrance test and curriculum for them.

"A broad consensus has been reached, and a primary draft has been prepared, which will be shared with the MHRD soon," he added. The VCs also deliberated upon certain guidelines on common admission tests and curriculum, student and faculty mobility and a national system of credit transfer.

The conclave was attended by the vice chancellors of the Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Central University of Gujarat, English and Foreign Languages University Hyderabad, University of Kerala, Univreisty of Jharkhand, Tripura University and Pondicherry University.

PTI

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