Jamia Hamdard stands out in THE (Time Higher Education) global Rankings 2021; featured in top 401-500 list

New Delhi: Jamia Hamdard has been ranked at 401–500 bracket in 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings in the subject of Life Sciences, acquiring the third position in India; and at 501–600 in the subject of Clinical and Health getting placed among top 5 in India.

The Times Higher Education’s (THE) Annual World Subject Rankings cover 11 subject areas, giving an overview of the best places in the world to study in a particular discipline. A record 1512 institutions were ranked in the 2021 Subject Rankings across the 11 subject areas, with 522 newly ranked institutions this year. The 11 subject rankings were published officially on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings website on October 28.

Jamia Hamdard is one of the 63 Indian Universities and higher educational Institutions that include institutions of national importance among the likes of IISc and IITs that have found a place in THE World University Ranking 2021. Furthermore, in QS Subject ranking in the subject of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Jamia Hamdard has been ranked globally in the rank of 150-200 in the year 2020.

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru, at 94th position, is the only Indian institute to be placed in the top hundred universities across the world in the engineering stream. This year’s ranking analysed more than 80 million citations across over 13 million research publications and included survey responses from 22,000 scholars globally.

THE World University Rankings 2021 has considered five parameters for assessing Universities: Teaching (30%), Research (30%), Citations (30%), Industry Income (2.5%) and International Outlook (7.5%).

Recently, more than 25 scholars of Jamia Hamdard were awarded SRF/RA by ICMR during the current cycle. University is currently recipient of 9 prorgams under DST-FIST, 6 under UGC-SAP and DST PURSE grant for development of research infrastructure and has published more than 300 papers during the lockdown of which 40 papers have been on COVID-19. The varsity received research grants under EMR/EOI Schemes of various funding agencies mainly ICMR, DST, DBT, CCRUM, and CCRAS during the COVID-19.

All the admission processes has been completely online including counselling, fee collection, verification and documentation by using in house resources and zero investment. In almost all courses the cut-offs are very high. The cut off for open seats in B.Pharm. was more than 94% and after seventh list it is still above 90% which is very overwhelming, highlighted Dr Seyed Ehtehsam Hasnain, Vice-Chancellor Jamia Hamdard in a virtual press conference while announcing the ranking.

Also, the two phases of admissions process have been completed for all courses and currently third phase is in process as per the recently released UGC guidelines. Except for BUMS course where AYUSH NEET is proposed and BPT/BOT where approval from RCI is required. The Entrance exams for MPT, MOT and Pre-Tibb were successfully conducted following all prescribed norms of social distancing. More than 75% applicants turned up for on-site entrance examination although Jamia Hamdard was the only centre that was available to the applicants, add Dr Hasnain.