Jammu, Apr 4 (PTI) University of Jammu has secured 51st rank in the list of top varsities in the country prepared by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, thereby improving its rank by 12 places, an official said today. The university had volunteered to participate in the National Institutional Ranking Framework, introduced by the Ministry of HRD in 2016, and had secured 64th and 63rd rank in 2016 and 2017 respectively, Director of Directorate of Internal Quality Assurance (DIQA) Meenakshi Kilam said.

She said the process involved online submission of extensive data pertaining to different aspects of functioning of the university namely teaching-learning resources, research, professional practice and collaborative performance, graduate outcomes, outreach and inclusivity and perception.

Securing 51st rank this year after securing 64th and 63rd rank in last two years, is a step towards sustenance and enhancement of quality,” Kilam said.

The number of participating institutions this year was more than 4,000 institutions, which was substantially higher as compared to the last two years, she said.

She said 716 institutions and universities had applied under the management category and University of Jammu submitted data with respect to the Business School, School of Hospitality and Tourism and International Centre for cross-cultural research and human resource management for being assessed under the management category.

University of Jammu finds place in the band of 76-100 institutions under the category of management, she said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.