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Mamata Banerjee congratulates CU, JU and St. Xavier's College on NIRF ratings

Jadavpur University and Calcutta University have topped the chart among state-aided universities

Bishwabijoy Mitra | Published 15.07.22, 04:10 PM

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has congratulated Jadavpur University (JU) and Calcutta University (CU) for making it to the first and second spots respectively among all state-aided universities according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

The chief minister took to Twitter to laud the sterling performance of the universities. She also congratulated St. Xaviers College for ranking 8th among all the colleges across the country.

Following the release of the list on Friday by Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan, both JU and CU have expressed their gratitude, saying the ranking would inspire them to do better in future. 

“We are all excited and inspired by this recognition. The achievement is the result of teamwork. Everyone at the varsity, including students, faculty members and administration, has worked hard to achieve this,” said JU registrar Snehamanju Basu. 

“Besides, without the leadership of our VC Suranjan Das, this wouldn’t have been possible. I would like to thank the state and central governments for their support.”

Both the JU vice chancellor and registrar are at present in Delhi receiving the award.  

CU vice chancellor Dr Sonali Chakravarti said: “We are really proud. All of us worked hard to achieve this. Our research programmes, academic programmes and outreach programmes helped us to get this position. This proves we have been able to maintain and uphold the quality of this century-old university.” 

All colleges and universities upload their annual data on the NIRF website under certain parameters, including the student-faculty ratio, the number of published research, the quality of research, innovations, financial resources utilisation and students’ feedback. 

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has secured the 6th spot on overall NIRF ratings.

Last updated on 15.07.22, 04:10 PM
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