eNarada, Bhubaneswar, April 7, 2017
KIIT university, one of the top most varsities in the country bagged top ranks in the recently released India Rankings 2017. As per the rankings, KIIT has been placed 22nd position in MBA program, 47th in engineering and 49th as university. Congratulating the KISS staff and students for making this possible, KIIT founder Dr Achyuta Samanta said in a very short span of time, KIIT has been doing miracles in the field of education and promised to continue this excellent journey.
The INDIA RANKINGS 2017 were released by Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi recently. This is the second edition of Rankings where a total of 2,995 institutions have participated this time. This includes 232 universities, 1,024 Engineering Institutions, 546 Management Institutions, 318 Pharmacy Institutions and 637 General Degree Colleges, and others. Many of these have participated in multiple disciplines, adding to a total of 3,319 participants across disciplines. “India Rankings 2017” have ranked institutions in the disciplines/categories mentioned above, and have also provided a common overall rank across all disciplines for those institutes which either have more than 1,000 enrolled students, or which are centrally funded.
The parameters used for India Rankings 2017 are broadly similar to those used last year. However, at the level of detail, some of the sub-parameters have been tweaked for a more robust system of rankings. In particular for evaluating Research Impact, parameters for quality of publications have been enhanced to include the number of highly cited papers, in addition to the usual parameters of publications per faculty and citations per paper. Innovations have also been made in improving the scoring metrics, where the “percentile” metric has been replaced by a more discriminating metric. All research related information, including publications, citations, highly cited papers and even patent information about institutes was collected from third party databases (from our industry partners) to obtain an objective and unbiased picture. For this year’s Perception inputs, a large data base of academic and industry peers and employers was deployed, in addition to getting inputs from members of general public. Finally, some provision was also made for the scale of operations of an institute in terms of the size of its student population and graduated doctoral students.