Manipal, Dec 01, 2016 : Manipal University is moving closer to its goal of being among top 200 universities globally by 2020. In the Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017 announced on Thursday, Manipal University has been ranked in the 251-300 band. The ranking includes only institutions in countries classified as "advanced emerging", "secondary emerging" or "frontier" by FTSE, including the BRICS nations.
"Manipal’s steady progress up the ranking ladder in the last two years has ensured that the university is in the elite company of best universities in the world. This drive has come from an upsurge in research and internationalization. With this achievement, we feel Government of India should classify Manipal University as a world class university," said Dr H Vinod Bhat, Vice-Chancellor.
FTSE has categorized India in secondary emerging category with Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, UAE. These rankings use the same 13 performance indicators as the flagship World University Rankings to judge institutions across core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. But they are recalibrated to reflect the development priorities of universities in emerging economies.
This year’s table includes 41 countries, up from 35 last year, and for the first time, the ranking includes 300 universities. Manipal University has been pursuing each of these performance indicators aggressively for better outcomes in ranking in the coming years.