Shoolini breaks into league of Top 100 universities

Himachal Pradesh-based Shoolini University, established just 12 years ago, has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the country by the Government of India’s National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF).

The 2021 rankings were declared by Union Education Minister Mr Dharmendra Pradhan at a function in the national capital today.

The university’s School of Pharmaceutical Sciences has been ranked at 36th place across the country while the Faculty of Management has been placed in the 76-100 bracket. The School of Engineering has been ranked 103rd in the country.

This is the first time that the university, which has ranked top in Himachal Pradesh, has been included in the Top 100 list in the country. For the last four years, it was being ranked in the 101-150 category. In the Overall Ranking, Shoolini University is among the top five universities in the region, north of Delhi, which includes Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Chandigarh.

It is in the 101-150 band (all institutions) in the country, which include IIMs, IITs and other established institutions. The country has about one lakh institutions of higher learning. This implies that Shoolini is among the top 0.2 per cent of institutions of higher education in the country.

Congratulating the researchers and faculty members of Shoolini University, Chancellor Prof Prem Kumar Khosla said it was a matter of great pride for the university to have attained such prestigious rankings. He said Shoolini University would now strive to get into the top 50 universities of the country by next year.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Atul Khosla said the university has achieved the ranking due to its exceptional faculty and researchers. He said all efforts would be made to achieve the target of getting in the top league of global universities. 

The School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Faculty of Management Department did better than all other universities in Himachal Pradesh. The Pharmacy college has been ranked 36th out of over 300 universities ranked across the country. The Management Department was ranked in the 76-100 out of over 550 such institutions in the country.

Himachal Pradesh has five government universities and 17 private universities but no other university figures in the top 100 list of universities.

Founded by leading academicians and professionals, Shoolini University is a young, research-focused, philanthropic university with the vision to be a Top 200 global university by 2022. Established in 2009, this dynamic and innovation-led centre of learning has made giant strides towards delivering this vision. It has consistently been ranked among India’s top universities and is one of India’s highest generators of patents and innovation and matches the world’s best universities in research output. 

A not-for-profit multi-disciplinary private university, Shoolini drives cutting-edge knowledge and innovation, while working for the social and economic upliftment of the community at the same time. It is this belief – along with an internationally qualified faculty, focus on careers and placements for students, continuous innovation in pedagogy and highly motivated students – that makes Shoolini University a progressive and dynamic university in the global knowledge economy.

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