GNDU up scaled its NIRF Rankings Multi-Specialty State University
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Guru Nanak Dev University has once again emerged as a top higher education institution in Punjab and its neighboring states in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021. It has up-scaled its ranking to 13th position in 2021 compared to 14th position in 2020 among the multi-specialty state universities of India. No other multi-Speciality State University of norther region, except University of Kashmir, has figured in first 55 positions in the country. Overall, it has stood at 53rd position among all the universities of the country.
Among all the higher education institutions of India, the university has improved its overall ranking from 88 in 2020 to 85 in 2021. High quality academics and highly cited research of the faculty have earned name and fame to the university not only in India but at international arena as well. High quality research has improved the H-index of the university from 64 to 115 with top 10 percent highly cited papers in Scopus. Despite the financial crunch as compared to central and private universities, GNDU has improved its ranking by making high strides in its teaching-learning resources, research and professional practice,graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity, peer perception, etc. Prof. (Dr.) Jaspal Singh, while appreciating the efforts of the faculty and staff, has expressed its commitment to improve the quality of education and research in the university in the times to come.