Ranking a journey, not destination: MAHE V-C

H. Vinod Bhat, Vice-Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

H. Vinod Bhat, Vice-Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

“The ranking for Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) is not a destination. It is a journey. The improvement that we do in the rankings year after year, talks not only about what we have done better, but also about what we have done better in comparison with other universities,” said H. Vinod Bhat, Vice-Chancellor, MAHE, recently.

Dr. Bhat spoke about the various aspects of rankings and how MAHE has been working on different parameters. “It is a healthy competition among universities. And I am proud to say that our university is in the top one to two percentile of all universities across the world. This is the result of the hard work put in by the officials of the university, leadership, faculty and students in the last seven or eight years. So we are seeing the results now,” he said.

“World rankings are being done by different agencies. QS is one, Times Higher Education is another and Shanghai yet another. We go with QS and Times Higher Education because these two are the most widely accepted ranking agencies in the world,” he said.

“The recent QS rankings, first the World in June, then Asia and followed by BRICS has not come as a surprise to me. We are the highest ranked private Indian university in the QS World Rankings, in the 701-750 band, and there is no other private Indian university better than that,” Dr. Bhat said.

Sandeep Shenoy, Director Quality and Compliance, MAHE, said, “The university has moved up two places to 198 in the Quacquarelli Symonds University Rankings, Asia Region’s 2018 edition. In the domestic ranking, the university is placed 16th overall and third among the private universities.

“This is the ninth edition of this ranking and the largest yet, featuring 400 institutions from 17 countries. Over 600 institutions across the continent were evaluated and 450 provisionally ranked,” he said.

Narayan Sabhahit, Registrar, MAHE; and Christopher Sudhakar, Director, Quality and Compliance, were present.

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