COIMBATORE: Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) and PSG College of Technology have found a place in the Asia University Rankings 2018. The two are slotted under a noteworthy category.
Speaking to DC, Dr K. Ramasamy the vice-chancellor of TNAU said, “our TNAU has figured 28th and 17th place in ‘Overall’ and ‘Universities’ categories respectively, by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) and we are ranked 105 among BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations by the QS World University Rankings of 2018.”
The city-based educational institution has witnessed a stage by stage development during the last four years. Curriculum was modified to make it on par with industry standards, external funding for the university has also improved over the last couple of years. Of the 1,100 students who attempted the National Eligibility Test (NET) as many as 480 students cleared the test and qualified for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).
Ranked at 33 by the National Institutional Ranking Framework in 2017, PSG College of Technology is another college from Coimbatore that has made it to the Asia University Rankings 2018 list. Among the engineering colleges in India, the Coimbatore-based college was ranked at 13 in a survey conducted by ‘India Today’ magazine in 2017 and 'Outlook India' ranked the college at 17th place in a survey carried out in 2017. “The institution has strong industry- institution tie-ups.
We have established a partnership with more than 20 Indian and International companies who have set up their research centers at our campus which enables our faculty and scholars to carry out research” Mr. L Gopalakrishnan, managing trustee, PSG Institutions said.
To calculate the top universities in region, Asia University Rankings 2018 used the same 13 university parameters as used by the World University Rankings. This year, over 350 universities from the 25 countries in the region were judged on attributes like teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
The study points out that Singapore is home to the continent’s best universities for the third time in a row.
Maximum number of universities, as many as 89, from Japan have made it to the list this year, making it the most representative from a nation.