The Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) with a rank of 99 finds itself among the top 100 institutions in the country. It has also improved its position among the universities in the ranking by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development from 86 in 2017 to 69 this year.
The ministry, which released the rankings on Tuesday, prepares the list on the basis of teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity, and perception.
“Now our aim is to be among the top 50 institutions in the country. Our effort at faculty recruitment has yielded results and improved our performance in terms of publications, patents and projects besides better student-teacher ratio,” said CUSAT Vice –chancellor J Letha.
- CUSAT in 2016-17 has got two patents and earned Rs 23,50,000 from it.
- They have earned another Rs 84,17,975 through consultation projects. The university this year bagged the Chancellor’s Award for 2016-17.
- CUSAT secured a score of 499.51 out of 750 marks and received a cash prize of Rs 5 crore.4
CUSAT has already submitted a proposal to the Centre to convert the university into an institution of eminence. If approved, the university will receive Rs1,000 cr that will be spent on developmental activities. CUSAT also plans to start five-year integrated courses in science from next academic year. With this, CUSAT will become the first university in the state to move ahead in this direction.
However, CUSAT stood behind Kerala University (30) and Mahatma Gandhi University (34) in 2018.
News Courtesy: The Hindu & The Times of India