Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), a Grade A accredited university in the state, got a shot in the arm as it improved its rankings released by Ministry of Human Resource Development just a couple of months ahead of NAAC team’s inspection on its campus for fourth cycle of accreditation. DAVV, which had slipped from the band of 101-150 institutions to 151-200 band in 2018, returned to 101-150 band this year.
“We were hoping better ranking but the place in 101-150 is also not bad. In fact it’s encouraging to us,” said Dr Narendra Dhakad. He stated that the improvement in the ranking would enhance its chance of securing better grade from National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). DAVV got Grade A accreditation in 2014 and it’s eying Grade A accreditation.
NIRF nodal officer in DAVV, Pratosh Bansal said that the rankings were held in nine different categories, including Overall, University, Engineering, College, Management, Pharmacy, Law, Architecture and Medical. “In university category, we climbed upwards in the ranking list and secured place in band 101-150. Besides, we all made an entry in Overall category with finding place in band of 151-200 institutions,” he said.
In total 17 institutions form the state found place in the rankings. Among them, four each are from Mana gement and Engineering categories and three from Overall category, two each from University category and Architecture and one each from Law and Pharmacy categories. No institute could find place in the rankings for College and Medical categories.
NIRF rankings Three cheers for City
While IIM Indore jumps from 11th to 5th and IIT Indore from 14th to 13th position, DAVV gets a shot in the arm as it climbs up from 151-200 to 101-150 band of institutions just a couple of months ahead of NAAC’s inspection on its campus for accreditation.
Good for EQUIS accreditation
IIM Indore, which secured 5th ranking in Management category, also believes that its chances of securing EQUIS accreditation will increase with improvement in the ranking. EQUIS team is to visit IIM Indore for accreditation in September. ‘The NIRF ranking of #5 for IIM Indore is a reflection of our ceaseless endeavor to improve continuously.
From #11 last year to #5 this year has been a journey of learning, hard work and innovation. The credit for this goes to the entire institution which has worked tirelessly to make this happen. We intend to do even better in the years to come,” said Prof Himanshu Rai, Director, IIM Indore.
IIT Indore marching ahead steadily
Indian Institute of Technology Indore, which was ranked 15th in 2017, climbed one notch up in 2018 and repeated the same in 2019. IIT Indore, which is growing and expanding fast, shot up one position from last year’s 14 to 15th in Engineering Category this year. Director of IIT Indore, Prof. Pradeep Mathur remarked,” NIRF India ranking 2019 also points to the fact that gradually but steadily, IIT Indore is marching ahead and will continue to pursue excellence in all its forms”.