NIRF Ranking: AMU to file representation with MHRD/NIRF

Aligarh: A serious discrepancy in terms of PhD output has adversely affected Aligarh Muslim University’s ranking announced by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020.

The university has 2911 full time research scholars while it is mentioned just 33.This needs immediate rectification” said Professor Salim Beg, Chairman, Ranking Committee.

Out of five parameters, we have scored well in four of them. However, we have gone down in the parameter of ‘Graduation Outcome’ (GO) as they (NIRF) have fed wrong data related to number of PhD completed in AMU in the last session and because of this, our overall score has gone down.

The University will file representation in MHRD/NIRF at the earliest for rectification, he added.

The data as uploaded by AMU is available on the university website wherein it is specified that the number of full time “PhD students who graduated” year wise are as follows:

2016-17: 387

2017-18: 312

2018-19: 363

However in the NIRF data the corresponding figures for the University are reflected as

2016-17: 8

2017-18: 10

2018-19: 8

Similarly the number of students pursuing PhD on full-time are shown as 33 while the actual data is 2911.

It seems that the computation on wrong data has adversely affected the NIRF rank of the University and needs redressal.

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