For the fourth year in a row, Allahabad University was not included on the NIRF List of Top 200 Institutions of the Country.
Allahabad University (India Today photograph)
The Oxford of the East, Allahabad University, was once again ranked among the top 200 according to the NIRF (National Institution Ranking Framework). The fourth consecutive year, the central university was not able to rank in the top 200. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan released the NIRF Ranking 2022 listing this year’s top institutes and universities in India on Friday.
In 2016, the NIRF rankings were released for the first time. Before that, rankings of Indian educational institutions were released by private agencies.
Allahabad University ranked 68th in the overall category in 2016. It ranked 95th in 2017 and 144th in 2018. For four years consecutively, however, it hasn’t been able take its place among the top 200.
Prayagraj, which is home to Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad (MNNIT), landed the 47th rank in engineering while the Indian Institute of Information Technology Allahabad was ranked the 93rd. Prayagraj, who is a member of Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, received the 79th rank within the pharmacy category.
All these institutions have come down from the previous year’s ranks. MNNIT ranked 42nd in 2021. IIIT dropped six notches last year. SHUATS ranked 56th for 2020.
Sangeeta Srivastava, vice chancellor of Allahabad University, stated that the university’s main weakness is its low student-teacher ratio. Srivastava stated that the university is working to overcome the problems that are hindering their efforts to improve the ranking. “More than 100 teachers have been appointed and I am confident that with the cooperation of students, teachers and non-teaching staff, we will achieve a good ranking in 2023,” said the vice chancellor.