University of Kerala (UOK) is an affiliated University located in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. The university offers various courses in Engineering, Architecture, Law, Management, Basic Sciences, Arts, Commerce, and Education.
Kerala University has been ranked by various recognized platforms. In the country-wide ranking, the University ranks 42th in the overall category and 23nd in the universities category as per the NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework).
It also made an appearance in the Outlook I-CARE TOP 100 rankings in 2019 as 56th, with a score of 74.03, narrowly beaten by the Mahatma Gandhi University.
|NIRF- University Ranking||2020||23|
|NIRF- Overall Category||2020||42|
|OUTLOOK – ICARE Ranking||2019||56|
|QS BRICS Ranking (Asia)||2020||351 - 400|
|QS BRICS Ranking (India)||2019||49|
|Times Higher Education World Ranking||2019||1001+|
|Times Higher Education Asia Ranking||2019||301 - 350|
In terms of international ranking, Kerala University was at 1001+ by Times Higher Education World Ranking. The university secured a position between 351-400 as per QS BRICS Ranking Asia.
Taking a comparative view regarding the ranks attained by similar institutes, the following statistics can be observed-
Presently, University of Kerala is ranked (Universities) in 22nd position in the year 2019 which was eight places ahead from its position of 30th in the previous year. In the overall NIRF Ranking, Kerala University was ranked in 35th position in the year 2019.
NIRF ranks Universities under the following parameters displayed in the below tabulation.
|Parameters||Score (Out of 100)|
|Teaching Learning and Resources (TLR)||74.80|
|Research and Professional Practices (RPC)||18.84|
|Graduation Outcomes (GO)||85.70|
|Outreach and Inclusivity (OI)||51.20|
As per the data provided above, the university secured a total score of 51.21 out of 100.
Following are the rankings of top 25 Universities in NIRF (University-wise Category) which happen to be at par with the Kerala University-
|1||Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore||84.18|
|2||Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi||70.16|
|3||Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi||63.15|
|4||Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham||62.27|
|6||University of Hyderabad||61.70|
|7||Calcutta University, Kolkata||61.53|
|8||Manipal Academy of Higher Education||61.51|
|9||Savitribai Phule Pune University||61.13|
|10||Jamia Millia Islamia||61.07|
|11||University of Delhi||60.10|
|14||Homi Bhabha National Institute||56.04|
|15||Birla Institute of Technology & Science||55.79|
|16||Vellore Institute of Technology||55.22|
|17||Aligarh Muslim University||54.30|
|18||Institute of Chemical Technology||54.10|
|20||Siksha `O` Anusandhan||54.10|
|22||University of Madras||52.55|
|23||Kerala University, Thiruvanandhapuram||52.35|
|24||Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology||52.33|
|25||Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy||52.22|
The NIRF list of universities for 2020 is headed by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, as it has since 2016. The rankings of the Kerala University over the past 3 years are as given below:
|Year||University Rank||Overall Rank|
QS India Universities have been ranked on the basis of multiple parameters. These include:
These parameters are also used in the rankings of BRICS, as well as QS World Universities Rankings. For Kerala University, the QS World University ranking is between the range of 351- 400th position among the Asian Universities and 49th position among the universities in India.
As per QS BRICS University Rankings, Kerala University was ranked at the 189th position.
The following tabulation shows the parameters and score values secured by University of Kerala in QS ranking.
|Parameters||India Ranking||BRICS Ranking|
|Faculty with phD||96.7||97.2|
|Papers per Faculty||22.7||20.6|
|Citations per paper||52.6||57.6|
Outlook – ICARE India Rankings has ranked University of Kerala at 56th position in 2019. The following tabulation shows the parameters which the ranking forum considers.
|Faculty Student Ratio (FSR)||15%||84.8|
|Faculty with PhD (FWP)||15%||81.4|
|Papers Per Faculty (PPF)||30%||72.3|
|Citations Per Paper (CPP)||30%||78.4|
|Inclusiveness & Diversity (ID)||10%||38.9|
The following tabulation shows the ranking of some of the top Universities that were ranked in 50-60th position and their overall scores in the year 2019.
|Rank||Name||Overall Score (100)|
|51||Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad||75.95|
|52||North Eastern Hill University||75.17|
|53||Visva Bharati University||75.14|
|54||Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology||74.79|
|55||Mahatma Gandhi University||74.65|
|57||Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology||73.44|
|58||Birla Institute of Technology||73.10|
|59||University of Sagar||73.00|
|60||Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences||72.37|
Kerala University was ranked at the 56th position by the Outlook India I-CARE magazine, it was succeeded by MGU which received a score of 74.65.
Times Higher Education World Rankings has placed Kerala University in the rank zone of 1001+ for the year 2019. The University secures the 301-350th position in the Times Higher Education Asia Ranking 2019.
Times Higher Education’s Asia Ranking parameters are given below with numerical scores for Kerala University.