Rating Of Indian Higher Education By QS I- GAUGE
Jindal Global University was awarded with overall Diamond Rating
file photo of C Raj Kumar , VC of OP Jindal Global University
QS I·GAUGE awarded an overall DIAMOND rating to O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) after a rigorous audit which spanned over 6 months. This recognition added another feather in the cap for JGU after being ranked in the band of 251-300 in the 2018 edition of QS BRICS University Rankings released last November. It is the youngest University in India to receive both accolades.
Besides awarding JGU with an overall rating, QS I-Gauge has also given the highest possible rating in 6 areas viz Teaching and Learning, Employability, Facilities, Social Responsibility, Accreditation, and Entrepreneurship.
According to Ashwin Fernandes, CEO, QS I·GAUGE and Regional Director for QS in South Asia, “Indian students choosing where to study are increasingly likely to be persuaded by a university’s standing in rankings and ratings. Rankings provide a rank, but students now want to get deeper insights into what areas a university excels in, so that besides curriculum he or she can find co-curricular activities of their interest or even estimate their future path after graduation. Hence, rankings and ratings are now becoming an integral area of focus for Indian universities”.
Teaching and Learning
Commenting on the accolade, Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor, JGU said, “This is indeed a wonderful recognition. We are truly humbled by the fact that all that we have been doing in the last decade has come to fruition in this manner. International rankings of universities have created new opportunities for Indian universities to aspire towards seeking excellence. The paradigm shift in the Indian higher education system is being promoted through efforts to create world-class universities in both the public and the private sector. The historical distinctions borne out of biases and prejudices between public and private universities need to be eliminated in India if we are to promote excellence in our institutions of higher learning. All universities should be treated equally and ought to have a public character and should be contributing towards common good”.
QS I·GAUGE rating was developed to provide a much more detailed insight into the unique higher education landscape of India. When one looks at rankings, which are based on six to nine indicators, it does give an overview of institutions that are echelons of quality. Whereas ratings complement rankings by getting deeper into what makes an institution unique, and brings to light areas which are not captured by rankings, but nevertheless have a significant impact in building a world-class institution. Both rankings and ratings put together, provide students and stakeholders with a better understanding of the choice of institution for them.
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