Savitribai Phule Pune University, SPPU has been home to the likes of Pratibha Patil, Sharad Pawar, and Vilasrao Deshmukh. The University offers over 35 courses across various fields.
Currently, it is ranked at number 4 in the state of Maharashtra while it has managed to find itself in the top 10 rankings of the NIRF consistently for the last 3 years. However, on the comparison, it is found that it has dropped itself below where it was in the year of 2018. Manipal Academy of Higher Education has risen up to its place over the last year.
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|QS India Rankings||14|
|QS BRICS Rankings||100|
|QS World University Rankings||801-1000|
|Times Higher Education(World University Rankings)||601-800|
|The Week||8 out of 80|
|Outlook India ICARE||21 out of 100|
On the global front, SPPU hasn’t done well and has found itself lower (601-800) than where it was the previous year (501-600). On the other hand, its competitor i.e. the University of Delhi has been able to maintain its ranking (601-800) in the same.
Taking a comparative view regarding the ranks attained by similar institutes, the following statistics can be observed-
The NIRF has allotted the following ranks to the below-mentioned universities which happen to be at par with the SPPU-
|Indian Institute of Science, Karnataka||1||84.18|
|Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi||2||70.16|
|Banaras Hindu University||3||63.15|
|Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham||4|
|University of Hyderabad||6||61.70|
|Manipal Academy of Higher Education||8||61.51|
|Savitribai Phule Pune University||9||61.13|
|Jamia Millia Islamia||10||61.07|
Although it performed better in the year 2020 as compared to the previous year, Manipal Academy of Higher Education outperformed it with a score of 61.51
The score obtained by SPPU in various parameters of NIRF 2019 (Universities) is as follows:
|Parameter||Score SPPU (100)|
|Teaching, Learning and Resources||69.26|
|Research and Professional Practices||44.42|
|Outreach and Inclusivity||54.34|
As per the data presented above, SPPU is amongst the top 10 institutes of India as suggested by the report published by the NIRF.
SPPU, Pune NIRF rankings in last 5 years-
|Year||Rank||Total Score out of 100|
SPPU Pune has secured 14th place, climbing 5 places in the year 2020 from 19th rank last year and indicates continual growth in the Indian Universities. For those who are not aware about QS India ranking, there are 100 Universities across the country that took part in the QS India University Rankings.
The following are the parameters based on which the university is given the rank. This also shows how amazingly SPPU Pune performed as compared to 2019.
|Faculty Staff with Ph.D.||61.2|
|Papers per Faculty||39.5|
|Citations per Paper||50.8|
SPPU Pune has been given the 100th score as per the BRICS Ranking. The following are the parameters based on which the university is given the rank.
|Faculty Staff with Ph.D.||50.3|
|Papers per Faculty||18.2|
|Citations per Paper||32.7|
Times Higher Education Rankings has placed SPPU Pune in the rank zone of 601-800 for the year 2019. However, in the Asia ranking list, the university has earned its position of 109th in the same year. Here the institute has shown a huge rise from its position of 188th last year.
Times Higher Education’s World Ranking parameters are given below with numerical values for SPPU Pune.
Times Higher Education’s Asia Ranking parameters are given below with numerical values for SPPU Pune.
The top 5 institutes as ranked by Times Higher Education for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 are:
|Country-wise Ranking of Institute||Institute Name||Times Higher Education Asia 2019|
|4||Savitribai Phule Pune University||109|
Elaborating one of its parameter i.e. Industry Income which indicates the commercial impact of an Institution. The Line diagram represents the increase of Industry Income over the last 4 years for SPPU Pune.
The Week’s Ranking for top universities in India has ranked SPPU Pune at 8th position in 2019 climbing up two steps from its previous position.
|Institute Name||The Week 2019 Ranking||The Week 2018 Ranking|
|Jawaharlal Nehru University||1||1|
|Banaras Hindu University||2||3|
|University of Delhi||3||2|
|University of Hyderabad||4||4|
|Aligarh Muslim University||6||5|
|Jamia Millia Islamia||7||9|
|Savitribai Phule Pune University||8||10|
|University of Calcutta||9||8|
Clearly, Savitribai Phule Pune University has done amazingly well as far as The Week’s rankings are concerned. It climbed up to two spots from 10th to 8th with a score of 519/1000.
The Week has a unique way of scoring. It follows a formula as stated below:
Final score = Perceptual score (out of 400) + factual score (out of 600)
The perceptual score is calculated on the basis of the number of nominations that they receive and the actual ranks that they give to a particular university.
For factual data collection, they create a special website and share the link with over 570 universities. Then, they calculate the factual score based on the data collected from the universities and also, on the basis of other secondary sources on age and accreditation, infrastructure and other facilities, faculty, research and academics, student intake and industry exposure and placements(only for technical universities).
Further studying other colleges in the list, Jawaharlal Nehru University and University of Hyderabad have maintained their positions at 1st and 4th respectively in the year 2018 and 2019. Andhra University has also shown improvements of 3 steps up whereas Jamia Milia Islamia improved for 2 steps up.
Outlook-ICARE India Rankings has ranked the SPPU Pune at the 21st position in 2019.
The ranking forum considers its own parameters which are-
Final scores are calculated using the sum total of all of these parameters. The following table represents the top 25 colleges as per the Outlook-ICARE Rankings.
|4||IIT Delhi||New Delhi||95.55|
|8||University of Delhi||Delhi||91.93|
|11||Manipal Academy of Higher Education||Manipal||86.08|
|16||Banaras Hindu University||Varanasi||83.75|
|17||Jamia Milia Islamia||New Delhi||82.28|
|18||Jawaharlal Nehru University||New Delhi||81.59|
|19||University of Hyderabad||Hyderabad||81.02|
|20||Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham||Coimbatore||80.94|
|21||Savitribai Phule Pune University||Pune||80.65|
|23||Institute of Chemical Technology||Mumbai||80.26|
|25||Aligarh Muslim University||Aligarh||80.17|
IIT Bombay scored the highest in all of the given parameters and bagged the first position while IISc Bangalore and IIT Madras are next behind it. Manipal Academy of Higher Education can be considered to be the best private institute as it is the only institute to find a place right after the top 10 spots were bagged by the government institutions.