Monday, 4 May 2020

Indian Perspective Missing In Global University Rankings: UGC

Indian Perspective Missing In Global University Rankings: UGC

Indian perspective missing in global university rankings: UGC


AHMEDABAD: The University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman on Monday said the Centre is in talks with global agencies to modify their parameters so that efforts of Indian universities in providing education to marginalised classes do not go unnoticed when they prepare their annual rankings for education institutions.

UGC chairman D P Singh said global ranking agencies largely rely on ”global participation” parameters, something which is lacking in Indian universities.

He was replying when asked about dismal performance of Indian universities in the global rankings announced recently.

As per the ”Times Higher Education World University Rankings” announced recently, no Indian university figured in the list of top 300 academic institutions.

“We need to understand first how rankings are given. Global ranking agencies put more stress on global participation.

“They mainly see how many foreign students from how many countries study in a particular university. In addition, number of foreign teachers in an institution is also an important parameter for such global agencies,” Singh told reporters at the Gujarat Vidyapith.

Singh was here to participate in the ”National Conference of Vice-Chancellors”.