The nodal body established under UGC is working on a national ranking of Indian universities on the lines of the global system.
Endowed with the responsibility to assess and accredit institutions of higher education in the country the agency has been following
a grading system. It is now taking clues from the China's Shanghai Jiao Tong University's (SJTU) Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the UK and Australia in order to develop its own framework of indicators and index of grading scales.
The ranking will not only be applicable on the NAAC accredited institutions but also on other institutes. “The NAAC-ranking should not be just for Indian universities but for others too. While it is premature to state an exact date, we intend to come up with indicators for the rankings by 2010-11,” said HA Ranganath, director, NAAC.