The University of Hyderabad (UOH) has been ranked second among India’s top government universities by India Today and published in the magazine issue dated August 10. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is in the first place.
The UOH was ranked among the top based on the survey conducted by the Marketing and Development Research Associates (MDRA) which examined the country’s universities in four streams, general (arts, science, and commerce), technical, medical and legal and varsities that offer postgraduate courses in these streams.
In a press release on Sunday, the UoH said the India Today Best Universities survey generated a list of 995 universities which also had 155 institutes of national importance. During objective ranking, MDRA attuned 120-plus attributes to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons of universities. These performance indicators were clubbed into five broad parameters, reputation and governance, academic and research excellence, infrastructure and living experience, personality and leadership development, and career progression and placement.
UOH Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Appa Rao Podile said, “It’s wonderful to see the UoH being recognized for its meritorious work and research contributions. Moving up from being 5th in 2017, 3rd in 2018 and continuing 2nd in 2019 as well as 2020, is going to be a challenging task for all of us to perform better. I am confident we will be able to keep up this growth. As a University recognized as an Institution of Eminence, UOH will continue to focus on providing quality education and research along with state-of-the-art infrastructure which will propel us into among the league of the best universities in the world.”