The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has been ranked among India’s eminent education institutions as per India rankings 2017, a government-backed survey, using parameters ranging from research facilities, academic excellence to the placements of graduates. The India rankings 2017 were done under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) that considered more than 3,300 institutes across 20 parameters.

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Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee gave the rank certificates to the top institutions at a glittering function organised at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan on 10th April 2017. As per the rankings, released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, UoH is ranked 7th among all Universities and 14th among all the Institutions in the country. More than 200 Universities were surveyed for the rankings.

The criteria used to rank the institutions included (i) Teaching, Learning & Resources, (ii) Research and Professional Practice (iii) Graduation Outcomes, (iv) Outreach & Inclusivity and (v) Perception.

Prof. Appa Rao Podile, Vice Chancellor, UoH credited this honour to the faculty, students and non-teaching staff of the University. “We are happy to be among the top institutions in the country but the university will put in more efforts to ensure that it is not only recognized as a top institution in India but also worldwide for its quality of teaching and research. We are happy that our alumni have played a vital role in the growth of the University and we have greater responsibility to produce quality students who will be model citizens for India,” he added.

Prof Appa Rao is constituting a committee to carefully analyse the areas where university has to show improvement to reach better position in national and international rankings. This committee will also prepare a document that will form basis for the University to bid for support from MHRD under the proposed Institutes of Eminence scheme being launched. The committee will largely constitute youngsters who have several years of service, deviating from the practice to have senior faculty as members.

More than 3,300 higher educational institutions were considered in the survey. The other categories of institutes that have been ranked include engineering, management, pharmacy and colleges. In 2016 overall Rankings and colleges were not there which have been introduced this year.

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