Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, slipped down to the 601-800 band in the world rankings in the ‘Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017’. The varsity was placed in the 5016-600 band last year.
The rankings were released on Wednesday night at London by the THE. PU trails behind Jadavpur University, which has been placed in the 501-600 band.
PU has been grouped in the 601-800 table with University of Delhi, Tezpur University, Aligarh Muslim University, Savitribai Phule Pune University, University of Calcutta and Sri Venkateswara University.
Acharya Nagarjuna University, Amity University, Amrita University, Andhra University, Cochin University of Science and Technology and Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda have been ranked in the group of 801+ World Rankings.
PU received 23.8 marks in teaching, 15.2 in international outlook, 32.3 marks in industry income, 9.2 marks in research and 46.2 in citations.
Last year, PU was ranked in the group of 501-600 in 2015-16. In 2015-16, PU had received 24.6 marks in teaching, 14.1 in international outlook, 28.1 marks in industry income, 8.8 marks in research and 41 in citations. PU spokesman said that Panjab University continues to lead the Indian Universities in the THE Rankings for the year 2016-17.
“PU is the first in US News Best Global Universities rankings; in best four in QS rankings and 8th in NIRF ranking. All universities have their unique strengths and get different scores as per different criteria and parameters. But, it is a matter of satisfaction that PU is consistently being ranked among the top universities of the country by different rankings,” the PU spokesperson added.
PU vice-chancellor Prof Arun Kumar Grover expressed his satisfaction and said that despite various challenges, the university has been able to maintain its leading second position in the THE world rankings. He congratulated the students, research scholars, teachers and staff for maintaining the position despite the university not been able to provide the better infrastructure to the students.