New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) has for the first time made it to the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2018. The university has been ranked 801-1000 this year out of 1102 institutions worldwide. Teaching was found to be the strongest pillar while making the assessment for JMI.
The World University Rankings are generated from five pillars, each of which represents a key area of higher education excellence: teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook. These are constituted of
13 metrics each.
Among the 42 institutions from India, the 2018 The World University Ranking has placed JMI at 18th rank. Vice Chancellor, JMI, Prof Talat Ahmad expressed his happiness over the consistently high ranking that JMI has been scoring over the years. He said that this was the first time that the university has made it among the top 1000 institutions worldwide which reflects JMI’s growing international presence and outreach besides the university’s impetus on high quality research,
publications and teaching.
JMI hopes to improve upon its performance for higher ranking in future, Prof Ahmad added. The World University Rankings, according to its website, is the only global performance table to date that lists top 1,000 research-intensive universities
across the five parameters on which it bases the rankings.