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Reform Plan for Indian Universities to Enable them to Achieve Global Rankings

Other factors that influence ranking include academic innovation, intellectual freedom, and research excellence are constantly promoted

A 10-point ambitious growth and reform plan for Indian universities was presented on Monday at an event here to enable them to achieve global rankings.

This plan was presented by the Founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University, Prof C. Raj Kumar and Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director (Middle East, North Africa & South Asia) QS Quacquarelli Symonds and CEO, QS IGAUGE Indian College University Ratings.

Both the experts emphasized the need for Indian higher educational institutions to be at par with their international counterparts and also invest in strategies, vision and infrastructure to ensure they break into globally recognised international rankings.

The reform plan presented today emphasises that attention must be paid to the poor performance of Indian universities in the global rankings and take note of the criteria required to succeed in world ranking, especially the importance of research and publications.

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This plan was presented by the Founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University, Prof C. Raj Kumar and Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director (Middle East, North Africa & South Asia) QS Quacquarelli Symonds. Flickr

Other factors that influence ranking include academic innovation, intellectual freedom, and research excellence are constantly promoted. In addition, internationalisation is an important criterion for breaking into the global rankings.

This includes measures on the number and influence of international students, international faculty, global engagements and partnerships on research, teaching, and faculty and student exchange. The global ranking frameworks have increasingly become an indicator of the institutional quality of higher education institutions and are a powerful measure of real-world impact of universities and their role as knowledge creators, the expert said.

“Global rankings have emerged as a dominant way of measuring their performance. There is today a serious debate on the need for Indian universities to be in the top 200 universities of the world and the urgency of seeking reforms that will pave the way for promoting excellence in higher education and research. It is important that Indian universities embrace the international rankings framework as well as international accreditation processes which will benchmark Indian universities with the world class universities in many countries,” explained Prof C. Raj Kumar.

The challenges related to higher education in India deserve urgent attention and require determined responses, he added.

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“In the next decade, international ranking systems will influence the quality assurance and accountability with more government policies focusing on quality assurance systems and academic standards,” said Fernandes.

He added that the scholar community should actively enter debates about the assessment of academic standards and the design framework and the use of rankings and ratings.

Due to the simplicity of their representation of evidence and sophisticated validation measures, these exhaustive quantitative methodologies will be accepted as reliable measures in redefining the overall quality and accountability in higher education, he added.

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Both the experts emphasized the need for Indian higher educational institutions to be at par with their international counterparts and also invest in strategies, vision and infrastructure to ensure they break into globally recognised international rankings. Flickr

The central government has recognised JGU as an “Institution of Eminence”. JGU is an initiative of the Jindal Steel & Power Foundation.

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Founded in 2009, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) is a non-profit global and research-oriented university established by the government of Haryana and recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC). (IANS)

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