First private university in India to enter QS World Ranking

Bangalore, June 8: Manipal University, one of India’s leading private Universities, today announced its entry to the QS World University Rankings for the first time. In the rankings released on June 7, Manipal University figures in the 701-750 rank range in the world, is the highest ranked Private University in India and secures No. 13 position in the overall ranking of Indian Universities – thus moving ahead of University Of Calcutta, Aligarh Muslim University, Banaras Hindu University, BITS Pilani, Panjab University, University of Mumbai and University of Pune.

The rankingis based on parameters like Employer reputation, Student-to-faculty ratio,Citations per faculty, International faculty ratio and international studentratio. In the parameter for “student-to-faculty ratio”, Manipal University wasranked second among all Indian universities – public or private.Dr H. Vinod Bhat, Vice Chancellor said, “I am delighted to learn about ManipalUniversity position in the QS World ranking of universities 2018. We havereached a major milestone with this achievement.  This is the result ofrigorous efforts and perseverance of the faculty, staff, students and alumni.Our focus now is to be sub-600 in the 2019 World Rankings. With world classinfrastructure, our faculty ratio, international collaboration and a strongalumni base and ever growing research capability, I am certain that we will getthere.”For the 2018 Rankings, QS has analyzed over 75 million citations from more than12 million papers, 115,000 survey responses from employers and academics andconsidered more than 4,000 universities before evaluating 950 of them. The QSWorld University Rankings® 2018 is bigger and more comprehensive than ever andremains the only global ranking to have been independently scrutinized.Based onsix performance indicators, the ranking assesses university performance acrossfour areas: research, teaching, employability and internationalization. Theperformance indicators are: Academic reputation, Employer reputation,Student-to-faculty ratio, Citations per faculty, International faculty ratioand international student ratio. Four of the indicators are based on ‘hard’data, and the remaining two are based on major global surveys – one ofacademics and another of employers – each the largest of their kind.Dr. Bhat added: We have also done well in the ranking by subject with ourPharmacy and Medical Colleges finding places in world ranking. With this as themuch needed shot in the arm, we hope to do much better in the next couple ofyears. We have done well in the rankings by magazines within the country, whichis indication of the good progress we are making. I am also glad with theprogress we are making in research”.Earlier this year, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences and KasturbaMedical Colleges, Manipal and Mangalore featured in the QS World UniversityRanking by Subject. And it was for the first time that Manipal University’sconstituent colleges were finding places in the ranking by subjects. ThePharmacy College was ranked in the 251-300 range and the medical colleges inthe 451-500 range.   In the Times Higher Education BRICS &Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017, Manipal University has been rankedin the 251-300 bracket. In the 2016 QS University Asia Ranking, ManipalUniversity figured at the 200th position. Manipal University broke into thatprestigious position from among the top 350 Universities across 17 Asian countries.In 2017, Manipal University was also ranked as 1st among Private University byThe Week, Outlook ranked KMC, Manipal as the 3rd among Private Medicalinstitutes and 10th Overall, MIT was ranked 6th in the private space and 12thoverall, whereas School of Communication was ranked 5th overall. EducationWorld was ranked 4th among private universities and 1st in Karnataka.A number of rating agencies in India, have in their 2017 surveys, found ManipalUniversity to be the best private university in the country. THE WEEK forinstance, has for the third successive time ranked Manipal as the best privateuniversity in the country, Education World has a similar ranking for the secondconsecutive time and in Karnataka State Universities Rating Framework (KSURF),Manipal was declared the best in the state.PRWeek Asia Pacific Best Place to Work (2016)

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