AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University has achieved its 2022 National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings and entered the elite club of top 50 universities nationally. It is the only state-funded public university in the Northern region (Jammu, Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh) to rank among the top 44 positions in India.
Compared to the previous year’s NIRF ranking, GNDU improved its ranking by 9 positions in 2022. Overall, GNDU landed the 14th position as publicly funded universities among all universities in this category in India. It is ranked higher than Jamia Hamdard University, University of Bombay, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bangalore University, University of Kashmir and Tezpur University among others. It is the only public university in Punjab to achieve NIRF ranking in the band of 1-150.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor (Dr) Jaspal Singh Sandhu, said the faculty’s high-quality academics and highly-cited research were the main factors, in addition to careful financial management, for the establishment of scale of the NIRF classification at the current position. He said the sincere efforts of the faculty of the University have won name and fame for the University in India and abroad.
Quality research has improved the University’s H-index from 64 four years ago to 125 today. The University performed extremely well in all the parameters set by NIRF for its ranking. The Vice Chancellor, while appreciating the efforts of faculty and staff, said the university will further enhance its academic, research and outreach activities as well as developing state-of-the-art infrastructure to reach new heights in the NIRF classification at the time. come.