Careers360 announces university rating/ ranking survey 2014
Anupam, 04 Feb 2014



Careers360, the largest career counsellor and research driven education publication has announced the University Rating/Ranking Survey 2014. World over, universities have been rated based on Teaching, Research Output, International Outlook, Citations, and Industry Income. Barring research output and citations, it is almost impossible to get information on other parameters for Indian Universities. In March 2013 when we published our University Ranking 2013, we used the publication record from Scopus and Web of Science, patents (both granted and approved), NAAC rating score and also referred to the score granted to Deemed Universities to find the top 100 Indian universities.

Energised by the positive and enthusiastic response that we received from students as well as academicians, we decided to continue this exercise from where we left it last year and make it an annual affair.

Careers360 University Rating/Ranking Methodology

The Indian university system has public universities both at central and state levels, private universities mandated by individual states, deemed universities and institutes declared as having national importance by an Act of Parliament and accorded university status. We look at each one of them for the purpose of this research to find India’s Best Universities


Assessing the performance of universities is a complex exercise. Among the tangible sources the most widely acceptable parameters for evaluation include:

  • Accreditation

  • Publications (refereed journals) 

  • Citations

  • Indian Patents (We have not used US Patents/PCT)

We painstakingly gathered information based on extensive criteria on each of these parameters. Those institutions that had very little or no publications or did not complete five academic years of existence were excluded. The resultant 214 universities were evaluated, based on a complex algorithm and then rated on a five-point scale with five star being the highest rating and one star the lowest.

Accreditation 
The National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) has a fairly robust system of evaluating institutional efficiency across a multitude of parameters. Universities are rated on a scale of 4.  

Publication and patent data 

Both publication and patents (granted as well as approved applications) are crucial for the rating process. For more information on how we dealt with assessment using publication data and patenting information, you may refer to a detailed research methodology which is given in the Research Ranking story. 

To know the complete methodology, read the following Careers360 article:

Careers360 University rating methodology, explained

How to participate in the Careers360 University Rating/Ranking Survey 2014?

If you want your university to participate in the Careers360 University Rating/Ranking 2014, download the questionnaire from this link and e-mail the duly filled in questionnaire along with other requested documents in it, to [email protected] by Monday, February 10, 2014.

Careers360 University Ranking Survey 2014 Questionnairedownload

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