Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has for the first time made it to the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2018, said a release issued by the university.
Also, Aligarh Muslim University AMU ranked as top Indian University by Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2018.
Jamia has been ranked 801-1000 this year out of 1102 institutions worldwide. AMU has consistently maintained its ranking of 601-800 slot of the Times Higher Education achieving the number one position from number two last year.
Teaching was found to be the strongest pillar while making the assessment for JMI.
The World University Rankings are generated from five pillars, each of which represents a key area of higher education excellence: teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook. These are constituted of 13 metrics each.
Among the 42 institutions from India, the 2018 The World University Ranking has placed JMI at 18th rank.
Vice Chancellor, JMI, Prof Talat Ahmad expressed his happiness over the consistently high ranking that JMI has been scoring over the years. He said this was the first time that the university has made it among the top 1000 institutions worldwide which reflects JMI’s growing international presence and outreach besides the university’s impetus on high quality research, publications and teaching.
JMI hopes to improve upon its performance for higher ranking in future, Prof Ahmad added.
The World University Rankings, according to its website, is the only global performance table to date that lists top 1,000 research-intensive universities across the five parameters on which it bases the rankings, wrote university Media Coordinator Professor Saima Saeed.
AMU has picked the top slot of the Indian universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2018. AMU has achieved the feat in the Bicentenary year of the varsity’s founder, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan.
AMU has also been ranked number seven among Indian Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs), which includes the various Indian Institute of Technology and India Institute of Sciences.
AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor said the university is proud to claim the top spot in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. He added that the rankings suggest that AMU is one of the most prestigious universities with very high entry standards. “AMU attracts very students from all over the country and the world,” said the Vice Chancellor.
As per the Government of India policy, ranking is important for funding and it also helps in improving the overall perception of the institution. These rankings bring in the best recruitment and placement for students.
Times Higher Education is a UK based agency which takes into account around a thousand world institutions to determine the rankings. It is a leading provider of higher education data for the world’s research-led institutions. These rankings have been adopted as a geo-political indicator and as an aid to strategic management of institutions. It is through these rankings that students all over the world make their study and career choices, said the university in a statement.