Jalandhar: Top ranking authority in the world, ‘UniRank’ has ranked Lovely Professional University (LPU) among top 10 universities of the world in terms of popularity. In the ‘University Ranking,’ based on the popularity of views on the facebook platform, LPU is among top list of universities from world across, in line with top universities including Harvard University (US), University of Oxford, University of Cambridge (UK) & Stanford University (California).
Out of a total of 13,146 higher education institutions, 8293 those have adopted an official institutional Facebook page, were included in the uniRank database. In comparison to more than 1.4 million fans for LPU, average number of Facebook fans count for other universities world over is only in thousands, that is, 35,282. With such a large fans count, LPU is now far ahead of other prestigious Indian institutions also including University of Delhi; IISc; IITs Kharagpur, Madras, Bombay, Hyderabad, Roorkee, Kanpur, Jodhpur; Birla Institute, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies; and, many more. Harvard University of US stands the tallest with 5,176,296, number of likes.
Feeling immensely happy on the world class ranking of the university, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal congratulated all students, staff members who keep on highlighting glorious achievements on the social media for other well wishers and fans of LPU to be well-aware about its achievements. This all has played a pivotal role in earning such a coveted ranking for the university. I also want to share that a lot of research, scientific and other academic activities of the university have already got recognition worldwide. Now, this ranking in another field has indeed made us feel proud.”
This ranking features all officially recognized higher-education institutions in the world, which are accredited or recognized by the appropriate higher education-related organization in the respective country. The ‘uniRank’ page provides information on the adoption of Facebook among higher education institutions with an official presence on Facebook ranked by total number of likes/fans.