The Digital Learning magazine considered “Faculty” as one of the parameters for its Top Universities in India ranking because for developing a premier educational institution it is vital to develop a strong faculty. It not only assists in the cognitive development of the students but also restricts the rising rate of brain drain from the country to the west.
The Digital Learning magazine considered “Entrepreneurship” as one of the parameters for its Top Universities in India ranking because merely training students for getting jobs is not the purpose of education. Education is all about developing leadership qualities amongst the students. Since entrepreneurial competencies assist in cognitive development it plays pivotal role in analysing the level of curriculum in educational institutions.
“Industry interface” is considered among one of the parameters for its Top Universities in India ranking because Academia-Industry Interface plays a crucial role in knowledge driven economy, where the students pursuing different professional programmes are expected to be well versed in the industry working.
A university is much more than research, teaching and learning. A university campus is the centre of lives of all enrolled students. Hence, the university’s infrastructure that includes everything, from lecture rooms to cafeteria and from laboratories to hostel is important for every student. Seeking its importance, “Infrastructure” is included as a parameter in private university ranking.
International partnerships between universities are extremely beneficial for students as well as for the university. In this era of globalisation, with the help of unhindered communication channels and inexpensive travel, universities across the world are trying to collaborate with other universities and fostering relationships with other institutions of the world. Digital Learning magazine has therefore, used “Global Collaboration” as one of the key ranking parameters for the ranking of universities.
While searching for a good university, students prefer those educational institutions that have a higher placement rate for its students. University education should lead to direct employability and we, at Digital Learning magazine, have used “Placements” as one of the key parameters while ranking them.
In line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we have also included the Swachh Camus as a parameter for Top Universities Ranking 2018. The universities are ranked on the basis of factors like student/toilet ratio, availability of running water, water supply systems, garbage disposal, garbage disposal techniques and campus’ green cover.