Solan, July 2
Solan-based Shoolini University has been ranked at the 20th position across India and Number One in Himachal Pradesh in the latest Education World India Private Universities Rankings.
The rankings were tabulated by the Delhi-based Centre for Forecasting and Research (C-fore) with diligent care to classify and segregate autonomous private colleges, government autonomous colleges, and non-autonomous colleges based on the criteria set up by the University Grants Commission.
Shoolini University has shared the 20th position with Chitkara University, Rajpura, and has emerged Number 1 in Himachal Pradesh, scoring 1073 points in different categories. It scored 274 points out of 300 in Research and Innovations, 135 points out of 150 in the Competency of Faculty and 134 out of 150 in Infrastructure and Facilities.
The University has been ranked joint 4th among private universities in North India, comprising the states of Haryana, Punjab, J&K, Uttarakhand but barring the NCR, with Ashoka University, OP Jindal University and Thapar University (Deemed) ahead of it.
Chancellor Prof PK Khosla said he was delighted with the improved rankings and congratulated all the faculty, staff, and students for the achievement. He further said the University would continue to focus on research and was on the right path to be among the top global universities.
Shoolini University Vice-Chancellor Prof Atul Khosla said the consistent improvement in the rankings of the University indicated that we are on the right track and would strive harder to further improve in the years to come.
Earlier this year, Shoolini University was ranked the top university by Scimago in the Northern region comprising Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Chandigarh and 16th in the category of research across the country.
EW India Private Universities Rankings 2020-21 were conducted by over 150 field personnel of the highly reputed Delhi-based market research and opinion polls company Centre for Forecasting & Research Pvt. Ltd. They interviewed 4,168 sample respondents comprising 2,214 faculty and 1,126 final year students of 162 universities, and 828 industry representatives in 25 cities countrywide.