Vice Chancellor distributes NIRF ranking certificates in Consultative Meeting


Aligarh : The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Registrar, Deans of various faculties, Chairmen of departments and Nodal Officers received the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021 certificates from the Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor in a Consultative Meeting regarding the data submission for NIRF 2022 and other rankings.

Over all AMU was ranked 10th in the country in the NIRF University Ranking 2021 released by Hon’ble Minister of Education, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan at a virtual event on Sept 9, 2021. The Department of Architecture was ranked 13th best in India, J N Medical College (JNMC) secured the 15th rank, Ziauddin Ahmad Dental College (ZADC) was placed 26th, Zakir Husain College of Engineering and Technology (ZHCET) got the 35th position and the Faculty of Management obtained the 49th rank.

Registrar, Mr Abdul Hamid (IPS) collected the certificate for the AMU’s overall 10th rank among all universities and the certificate for the 18th rank of the university among all institutions and universities. He also received the certificate for AMU’s 24th rank in the research category.

The 13th rank certificate in the Architecture Category was given to Prof Pervez Mustajab (Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology), Prof Sufyan Beg (Principal, ZHCET), Dr Sharmin Khan and Mr Faraz Farooq (Nodal Officer, Department of Architecture).

Prof Pervez Mustajab and Prof Sufyan Beg also received the certificate of the 35th rank of ZHCET with Nodal officers, Prof Masroor Alam, Dr Adil Sarwar and Mr Taliv Hussain.

Prof Rakesh Bhargava (Dean, Faculty of Medicine), Prof Shahid Siddiqui (Principal, JNMC) and Nodal Officers, Prof Waseem Rizvi, Dr Shah Mohd Abbas Waseem and Dr Ali Jafar Abedi were given the certificate for JNMC’s 15th rank.

Prof Rakesh Bhargava with Prof N D Gupta and Nodal Officer, Dr Arbab Anjum were handed over the 26th rank certificate of ZADC.

The 11th rank certificate in the Law Category was given to Prof Mohd Ashraf (Dean, Faculty of Law) and Nodal Officers, Prof Iqbal Ali Khan and Prof Shakeel Ahmad; while Prof Salma Ahmad (Dean, Faculty of Management Studies and Research), Prof Jamal A Farooqui (Chairman, Department of Business Administration) and Nodal Officer, Dr Asif Akhtar received the 49th rank certificate in Management Category.

The Consultative Meeting for the NIRF 2022 other Rankings data submission took place under the Chairmanship of the Vice Chancellor at the JNMC Auditorium.

“All Deans of Faculties, Dean Students’ Welfare, Registrar, Finance Officer, Controller of Examinations, Director of Academic Programmes Committee UGC HRDC, Principals of Colleges and Polytechnics and Chairpersons of the Departments of Architecture, Law and Business Administration attended the meeting” said Prof Mohammed Naved Khan (Convener, Ranking Committee of AMU and Coordinator, NIRF Rankings).

He added: “Prof Seema Hakim (Nodal Officer of Regional Resource Training Centre (RRTC) and Presiding Officer, Internal Complaints Committee), all members of the Ranking Committee, OSD Vice Chancellor’s Office, Convener of IP Cell, all Nodal Officers, Training and Placement Officer (General), Training and Placement Officer (ZHCET), Assistant Training and Placement Officers (General) and Statistical Assistant of IQAC were also present”.

On the occasion, Prof M Salim Beg (Chairman, Ranking Committee) also apprised that AMU has featured in the ‘Band-Excellent’ among the top-notch Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs), Central Universities and Institutes of National Importance in the recently released Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2021 of the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell.

“It is a matter of great pride that AMU got a clear-cut topmost position among 1438 Indian educational institutions including all Central Universities and IITs, NITs and IISc in the recently announced results of ARIIA Rankings. The university was judged for the top position on the parameters of excellence in academic courses, successful innovation, specialised infrastructure to promote innovation, patent filing, collaboration and partnerships with ecosystem enablers, research outputs and technology transfer”, he added.

AMU has so far participated in all the editions of ARIIA.

Prof Ekram Khan was the AMU Coordinator of ARIIA-2021 data collection, validation and verification. He was assisted by Dr Mohd Wajid.

“AMU’s true mettle and contribution to research and innovation has received due recognition with ARIIA ‘Band-Excellent’ rank. As one of the top Indian public institutions, AMU has been providing a culture of innovation to students and prepared the faculty members as innovators, out-of-the-box thinkers and problem solvers”, said the Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor.


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