Chandigarh, July 3, 2023: After being ranked number 1 private university in the country by Times Higher Education (THE) as well as Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Shoolini University has added another feather to its cap by figuring among the top three young universities of the country as per the THE Young University Rankings 2023 announced today.
Universities which have been established over the last 50 years figure in the category and 13-year old Shoolini University has become eligible to participate in rankings for the first time this year.
Public sector Mahatma Gandhi University has been ranked number one while JSS Academy has been ranked number 2 followed by Shoolini University. These are the only 3 universities from India who are in the top 100 world list. While Mahatma Gandhi University has been ranked 77th, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research has been ranked 79th and Shoolini University at 91st.
JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research had topped the list last year with IIT Ropar getting 81st rank and IIT Indore placed at 86th rank. This year IIT Ropar has slipped to the band of 101-150 rankings.
Out of 655 universities ranked globally, only 45 Indian institutions could figure in the list. Last year, out of 539 universities ranked globally, only 40 Indian institutions could figure in the list.
Chancellor Prof PK Khosla said to make a debut in the Young Universities list and figure among top three universities of the country in this category was a matter of great pride. He said the consistency with which the university was being recognised the world over would propel the university to do even better in future.
Vice Chancellor Prof Atul Khosla said that the string of laurels brought by Shoolini University should serve as an inspiration to other universities to excel. He congratulated the staff and students for contributing to the success story of the university.
Incidentally Shoolini has outshone in every THE rankings including the World Universities, Subject Rankings, Asia and now the Young Universities rankings.
The universities are judged across all their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook – to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available.