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Indore: Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya applies for national rankings


INDORE: Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), which had not participated in the maiden national rankings by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), has applied this year and is having its fingers crossed for higher rank.

“November 30 was the last date to apply for national rankings. We have applied for it,” said Pratosh Bansal, DAVV nodal officer for National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

The DAVV has participated in the rankings as a whole and in five separate disciplines including Engineering, Management, Law, Pharmacy and Arts/Humanities/Science/Commerce.

“Entire data sought for the rankings has been sent to NIRF,” Bansal said.

Grade A accredited university by National Assessment and Accreditation Council, DAVV is expecting high ranking from MHRD owning to its advanced teaching and research in the state

“Given seven special assistance programmes from University Grants Commission, two excellence centres awarded by state government and our excellence in research and advanced teaching, we are hopeful of getting high rating from MHRD,” Bansal said.

NIRF was launched by MHRD in 2015. The main objective of launching NIRF was to have indigenous ranking for the institutions across the country.

The institution is assessed on five broad parameters like teaching and learning resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcome, outreach and inclusivity and perception.

Under these five broad parameters sub-heads are given which are given due weightage to make it a very objective scale of ranking of the institutions.

The first ranking by NIRF was released in April, 2016. The DAVV did not take part in the first ranking.

The MHRD is in the process of releasing next ranking in the early part of 2017.