In a significant development Monday, the University of Kashmir has ranked 33rd among universities in the country assessed under the National Institutional Ranking Framework-2023, the results of which were announced by the Union Education Ministry in New Delhi today.
From Rank-53 in the 2022 NIRF ranking among universities, the University of Kashmir has gone up by 20 notches in the current year’s ranking, figuring at rank 33 with a point score of 53.08 as against the point score of 48.27 in the previous year.
The KU’s rank among overall institutions assessed under NIRF—including universities, colleges, engineering, technology and management institutions, research and pharmacy institutions etc—in this year’s NIRF is 58 (at point score of 50.77) as against the previous year’s overall rank of 84 (at point score of 45.98). Notably, KU is the only university from the Jammu and Kashmir UT figuring in the overall category of 100 top institutions (all institutions assessed) under NIRF.
The University has, in the current year’s ranking, fared much better in the Research and Professional Practices (RP), Combined Metric for Faculty with PhD (FQE) and Financial Resources and Utilization (FRU), among others.
Calling it a great achievement, Vice-Chancellor Prof Nilofer Khan complimented the University’s faculty, non-teaching staff, research scholars and students for their relentless efforts to pursue the goal of achieving academic excellence with great determination and commitment.
She thanked the Honourable Chancellor, Shri Manoj Sinha, for his continued support, guidance and adroit leadership in the University’s commitment to achieve more such milestones.
The VC complimented team DIQA for their relentless efforts and hard-work in professionally pursuing the process of University rankings.
Registrar Dr Nisar A Mir also complimented all stakeholders for the great achievement.