Pondicherry University is a central university which was established in the year 1985. It holds a reputable position among the top universities across the country. The university is accredited A Grade by NAAC and recognized by UGC.
Many national agencies have ranked Pondicherry University based on parameters like research activity, quality of education, faculty, inclusivity, and more. The National Institutional Ranking Framework has ranked this university at 72nd position among the overall category and 48th position among the university category. Its nearest competitors are Sri Venkateswara University and Delhi Technological University.
It also made an appearance in the Outlook I-CARE TOP 100 Universities with a score of 68.58 and a rank of 67th amongst the top 100 universities of India.
On an International level, The QS World University Rankings of 2019 ranked it 301-350 in Asia, and 211-220 in BRICS.
|OUTLOOK-ICARE Ranking||2019||University: 67th out of 100|
|Central University: 11th out of 25|
|QS World University Ranking||2020||Asian University: 301-350|
|Times Higher Education Ranking||2020||World University: 801-1000|
|Impact Ranking: 201-300|
Taking a comparative view regarding the ranks attained by similar institutes, the following statistics can be observed-
Presently, Pondicherry University is ranked at 72nd position under the overall category and 48th position under the university category by NIRF 2019. Previously, it was ranked at 59th position of among the University category
Score obtained by Pondicherry University in various parameters of NIRF 2019 is tabulated below:
|Parameter||Score Pondicherry University|
|Teaching, Learning, and Resources||47.92/100|
|Research and Professional Practices||26.63/100|
|Outreach and Inclusivity||59.30/100|
The NIRF has allotted the following ranks to the below-mentioned universities which happen to be at par with the Pondicherry University-
|40||Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy, Tamil Nadu||45.80|
|41||Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu||45.58|
|42||Gauhati University, Assam||45.57|
|43||Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Tamil Nadu||45.42|
|44||Tamil Nadu Agricultural University||45.41|
|45||Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu||45.20|
|46||Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Maharashtra||45.11|
|47||Delhi Technological University||44.89|
|49||Sri Venkateswara University, Andhra Pradesh||44.88|
|50||K L College of Engineering||44.70|
The NIRF list of universities for 2019 is headed by the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, as it has since 2016. Pondicherry University’s nearest competitors are Sri Venkateswara University and Delhi Technological University with a score of 44.88 and 44.89 respectively.
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The rankings of the Pondicherry University over the past 4 years are tabulated below:
|Year||Rank (University Category)||Total score out of 100|
Based on the data provided above, it is evident that the university has experienced quite a steep fall from it’s 2016 rank. Although, it made a gradual improvement from the rank it received in the year 2018.
For Pondicherry University, The QS University Ranking is 301-350 among all the Asian universities, 211-220 position among BRICS nation and 51-55 among the Indian Universities
QS Rankings of Universities are based on a set of parameters, which are tabulated below with their numerical values for Pondicherry University.
|Parameters||India Ranking||BRICS Rankings||Asian University Rankings|
|Faculty Staff with Ph.D.||100||99.7||100|
|Citations Per Faculty||69.2||64.8||53.9|
|Paper Per Faculty||74.1||65||69.1|
|International Research Network||-||-||43|
Outlook-ICARE UNIVERSITY Ranking
Outlook-ICARE India Ranking has ranked the Pondicherry University at the 67th position among the top 100 universities of India. Amity University is just a step ahead of it with a 1.28 scale whereas the Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University has been ranked at the position of 68th best university.
Pondicherry University has Secured 11th Position among the top 25 central universities in India by OUTLOOK ICARE University Ranking 2019.
The ranking forum is based on different parameters like Faculty Student Ratio, Citations per Paper, Faculty with Ph.D., Papers per Faculty, and Inclusiveness & Diversity.
The scores under various parameters are tabulated below:
|Faculty Student Ratio||81.2|
|Faculty with Ph.D.||74.9|
|Papers per Faculty||63.6|
|Citations per Paper||70.4|
|Inclusiveness & Diversity||49.7|
Final scores have been calculated from the sum total of all these parameters.
The Pondicherry University has been ranked at the 11th position amongst the top 25 Central universities in India. Tabulated below is the list of those universities which happen to be at par with it-
|1||University of Delhi||91.93|
|2||Banaras Hindu University||83.75|
|3||Jamia Millia Islamia||82.28|
|4||Jawaharlal Nehru University||81.59|
|5||University of Hyderabad||81.02|
|6||Aligarh Muslim University||80.17|
|8||North Eastern Hill University||75.17|
|9||Visva Bharati University||75.14|
|10||Dr. Harisingh Gour University (University of Sagar), Sagar||73.00|
From the above data, we can see that Pondicherry University has obtained the 11th position among the top 25 central universities in India by OUTLOOK ICARE Ranking 2019. The competitors are Dr. Harisingh Gour University (University of Sagar), Sagar and Mizoram University
The Times Higher Education has ranked Pondicherry University 801-1000th among the world universities in it’s 2020 rankings. The university also secured an impact ranking of 201-300th. Times of Higher Education rankings are based on a certain set of parameters that are tabulated below: