Shoolini University bags number 1 spot in private university in India: THE World Rankings

Shoolini University ranks overall second in the country after IISC Bengaluru making it the number 1 private university in India.

Shoolini University ranks as the number 1 private college in India. (Picture: Official Website)Shoolini University ranks as the number 1 private college in India. (Picture: Official Website)

Ishita Ranganath | October 13, 2022 | 12:40 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Shoolini University, Himachal Pradesh has been ranked as the number one private university in India according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2023. The university also ranked 351-400 overall and 39 in the world in citations.

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru ranks as the number one public university while Shoolini University and JSS Academy of Higher Education band together at the highest Indian ranking at 351-400. Other Indian institutes to make the list include Alagappa University, Mahatma Gandhi University, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar and and IIT Hyderabad, among others.

Shoolini University chancellor and founder PK Khosla said: “This ranking will enable us to be recognised as one of the world’s best institutions for higher education and research. It is a collective outcome of the untiring efforts put in by our faculty to establish new benchmarks in teaching and research. Motivated by a multidisciplinary approach to education powered by state-of-the-art infrastructure, cutting-edge research, highly competent faculty, unmatched industry exposure, notable international collaborations and an enviable placement record, we aim to be in the league of top 200 global universities by 2026.”

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Commenting on Shoolini’s global rank of 39 in Citations in the THE World University Rankings 2023, Shoolini University, President, Ashish Khosla said: “We have developed a thriving ecosystem of research and innovation and have filed more than 1,100 patents so far, which are among the highest in India. We are also among the few universities in India that actively coach and encourage undergraduate students to undertake research and file patents. The university also has a 100 per cent placement record in several core courses and has secured more than 3,000 placements for its students in top multinational and leading Indian companies.”

The university offers courses in management, pharmaceutical sciences, agriculture, basic and applied sciences, computer sciences, mass communication, engineering and law. Recently, Shoolini University became the first university in Himachal Pradesh to provide any online programmes to students. The university is offering online degree programmes in BBA, B Com (Hons), MA English, mass communication and journalism with a pay-on-placement option to students. from November 15, 2022.

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