Top Universities in India 2014 Ranking Methodology
Team Careers360, 26 Nov 2014

Careers360 brings you a comprehensive list of Top Ranked Universities in India for the academic year 2014, where you can aspire to get admission. The objective of this ranking is to help you know more about the top ranked colleges and universities in India and facilitate you in selecting the best University for your degree. With admissions for most of the Universities open now for academic season 2014, it is high time for you to know the best Universities in India.

With about thousands of Universities offering several of multidisciplinary degrees, the key concern is whether every university is worth its value for taking admissions?

Careers360 University Ranking 2014 brings you a list of top Universities that include 75+ such Universities. Besides the top 100 Universities, we shall also bring you list of top rated Private Disciplinary Universities. The ranking of the Universities is based on Careers360's methodology of Input, Process and Output.

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Methodology

Use of quantifiable parameters in a nutshell is the primary basis for Careers360 ranking of Indian Universities 2014. While this approach vis-à-vis ‘perception based mode’ can be argued out for better results; world over the evaluation criteria is shifting towards such outcomes which are transparent, easy to comprehend and subject to public scrutiny.

Assembling the data – We began updating our database of Universities from September 2013 and filed over 1500 RTI applications to 214 selected Universities. The next few months were spent on collating the data. An independent research team focused on gathering the data based on publications, citations and also the patents.

Short listing of Universities –

A comprehensive exercise was undertaken to list out all the universities and autonomous institutes that award degrees in India. To be precise, we categorized all the 742 universities by their type – be it Central, State, Private-State, Deemed to be Universities and Institutes of National Importance.

We also invited entries for participating in the ranking process and made use of data available publicly or through Right to Information Act.

How we rated the Universities – World over Universities has been rated based on Teaching, Research Output and Industry Income. Barring research Output and Citations, it’s almost impossible to get information on other parameters of the Indian Universities. So we used the publication record from Web of Science, Patents (both granted and applied), NAAC rating score and student-faculty ratio as a proxy for teaching effectiveness.

Detailed Methodology – Assessing a University’s performance is an intricate task wherein the emphasis is increasingly on research and its output. Not ignoring the learning experience which is best measured using factors such as student-faculty ratio and accreditation (NAAC) or an equivalent thereof by a reputed independent agency; Careers360 focused on both and also looked at the research scholars.

Ranking Parameter and Score Scheme

Criterion

Elements

Score

Academic Output

Publication count in referred journals as indexed in Web of Science

100

Impact

Citation (normalized average citation per paper)

100

Intellectual Property (IP)

IP Filed (2011-2013) and Patent Stock at IP India databases with more weightage to the latter

125

Research Productivity

Research publication per academic and research

50

Learning

Accreditation, Student-Faculty Ratio

175

Total                                                                                                                                                          500

Rating Criterion across Domains

Rating

Score range

Description

AAAAA

95 – 99 percentile

Exceptional

AAAA+

90 – 94 percentile

Outstanding

AAAA

80 – 89 percentile

Very Good

AAA+

70 – 79 percentile

Good

AAA

60 – 69 percentile

Above Average

AA+

50 – 59 percentile

Fair

AA

40 – 49 percentile

Average

A+

30 – 39 percentile

Pass

A

Less than 30 percentile

Improve

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