Global ranking company Quacquarelli Symonds placed Delhi University in the 481-491 band in the world rankings. DU is ranked 8th in the country, 1st being Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).
British company Quacquarelli Symonds released its university rankings for the year 2018 and according to it, DU is among the top ten universities in India. In private education sector, Manipal university was placed highest with countrywide ranking of 13. It was placed in the 701-750 band in the world.
The parameters for ranking were:
- Academic reputation
- Employer reputation
- Student-to-faculty ratio
- Citations per faculty
- International faculty ratio and international student ratio
Delhi University started the registration for admission to undergraduation courses on May 22 but all the tabs in the form became functional only on May 31. DU admission process was supposed to start in April but could happen only in May because of technical glitches. This was still earlier than previous years and spared the students the hassle of doing everything at the same time.
Interestingly, National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) placed Delhi University 15th among all the institutions earlier this year. However, it considered various branches of IIT for different position. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore was ranked first in this list of colleges. Here's the list of first 20 colleges:
- Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
- Indian Institute of Technology Madras
- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
- Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
- Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
- Jawaharlal Nehru University
- Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
- Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
- Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
- Banaras Hindu University
- Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
- Jadavpur University
- Anna University
- University of Hyderabad
- University of Delhi
- Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
- Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
- Savitribai Phule Pune University
- Aligarh Muslim University
- Jamia Millia Islamia
Irrespective of its ranking, Delhi University remains the most sought after university in the country owing to its reputation and credibility. Over the years, DU has witnessed a sharp rise in its cut-offs, reaching 100 per cent in 2015. The first cut-off will be published on June 20 and will be followed by five others. The admission process will be wrapped in the month of July for merit-based courses.
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