Savitribai Phule Pune University - [SPPU] Rankings


Ranked 19 for Overall by NIRF 2020
Ranked 17 for Overall by NIRF 2019
Ranked 4 for Mass Communications by Indiatoday 2020
Ranked 7 for Mass Communications by Indiatoday 2019
Ranked 21 for Overall by Outlook 2019
Ranked 601 for Overall by THE 2020
Ranked 401 for Science by THE 2020
Ranked 301 for Science by THE 2019
Ranked 14 for Overall by QS 2020
Ranked 19 for Overall by QS 2019
Ranked 1029 for Overall by US News 2020
Savitribai Phule Pune University - [SPPU], Pune

Savitribai Phule Pune University - [SPPU], Pune

Pune, Maharashtra UGC Estd 1949 State University NAAC Grade A Ranked 19 for Overall by NIRF 2020+10 more

Pune University Ranking 2020: World & QS University Ranking, NIRF, OUTLOOK-ICARE University Ranking

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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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NIRF 20209
QS India Rankings14
QS BRICS Rankings100 
QS World University Rankings801-1000
Times Higher Education(World University Rankings)601-800
The Week8 out of 80
Outlook India ICARE21 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.

Comparative Analysis

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-

NameRankNIRF Score
Indian Institute of Science, Karnataka184.18
Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi270.16
Banaras Hindu University363.15
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham4


Jadavpur University561.99
University of Hyderabad661.70
Calcutta University761.53
Manipal Academy of Higher Education861.51
Savitribai Phule Pune University961.13
Jamia Millia Islamia1061.07

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:

ParameterScore SPPU (100)
Teaching, Learning and Resources69.26
Research and Professional Practices44.42
Graduation Outcomes86.04
Outreach and Inclusivity54.34

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-

YearRankTotal Score out of 100

QS India University Ranking

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.

Ranking Criteria
Overall Score48.6
Academic Reputation43.6
Employer Reputation58.5
Faculty Student50.3
International Faculty1.7
International Students21.9
Faculty Staff with Ph.D.61.2
Papers per Faculty39.5
Citations per Paper50.8

QS BRICS Ranking

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.

Ranking Criteria
Overall Score43.1
Academic Reputation46.3
Employer Reputation72.5
Faculty Student25.9
International Students22.1
Faculty Staff with Ph.D.50.3
Papers per Faculty18.2
Citations per Paper32.7

Times Higher Education Rankings

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.

Industrial Income36.1
International Outlook17.5

Times Higher Education’s Asia Ranking parameters are given below with numerical values for SPPU Pune.

Industry Income35.6
International Outlook17.6

The top 5 institutes as ranked by Times Higher Education for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019 are:

Country-wise Ranking of InstituteInstitute NameTimes Higher Education Asia 2019
1IIT Indore50
2IIT Bombay54
3IIT Kanpur82
4Savitribai Phule Pune University109
5IIT Madras120

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 Rankings

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 NameThe Week 2019 RankingThe Week 2018 Ranking
Jawaharlal Nehru University11
Banaras Hindu University23
University of Delhi32
University of Hyderabad44
Jadavpur University56
Aligarh Muslim University65
Jamia Millia Islamia79
Savitribai Phule Pune University810
University of Calcutta98
Andhra University1013

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 University Rankings

Outlook-ICARE India Rankings has ranked the SPPU Pune at the 21st position in 2019. 

The ranking forum considers its own parameters which are-

  • Faculty Student Ratio (FSR): 15%
  • Faculty with PhD (FWP): 15%
  • Papers Per Faculty (PPF): 30%
  • Citations Per Paper (CPP): 30%
  • and Inclusiveness & Diversity (ID): 10%

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.

RankNamePlaceOverall Score
1IIT BombayMumbai96.52
2IISc BangaloreBangalore96.08
3IIT MadrasChennai95.68
4IIT DelhiNew Delhi95.55
5IIT KharagpurKharagpur95.46
6IIT KanpurKanpur95.21
7IIT RoorkeeRoorkee94.59
8University of DelhiDelhi91.93
9IIT GuwahatiGuwahati90.70
10Jadavpur UniversityKolkata89.38
11Manipal Academy of Higher EducationManipal86.08
12IIT IndoreIndore86.05
13Anna UniversityChennai85.90
14Calcutta UniversityKolkata83.84
15BITS PilaniPilani83.81
16Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasi83.75
17Jamia Milia IslamiaNew Delhi82.28
18Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew Delhi81.59
19University of HyderabadHyderabad81.02
20Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamCoimbatore80.94
21Savitribai Phule Pune UniversityPune80.65
22IIT RoparRupnagar80.53
23Institute of Chemical TechnologyMumbai80.26
24IIT BhubaneswarBhubaneswar80.24
25Aligarh Muslim UniversityAligarh80.17

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.



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