DU’s NIRF ranking has dropped this year. Thus, DU’s NIRF ranking slipped from 11th in 2020 to 12th in 2021. Vice-Chancellor P C Joshi highlighted the reasons for this slipping on Thursday, 9th September 2021. Hence, the low student-teacher ratio can be one of the prime reasons.
DU’s NIRF Ranking, a comparison with other Universities:
Delhi University slipped by one rank and attained the 12th position this year. Thus, it fell behind the city-based Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI). Both JNU and JMI secured the 2nd and 6th positions respectively.
DU’s NIRF ranking for 2019 was 13th which went up to 11th in 2020. Also, in 2018, the National Institutional Ranking Framework was 7th that was incredible. In the overall ranking, DU slipped to the spot of 19th from last year’s 18th rank.
But, 5 DU-affiliated colleges are on the list of NIRF’s top 10 college rankings. Also, DU’s Miranda House is topping the list with NIRF rank 1. Thus, Miranda House has secured rank 1 for the fifth consecutive year which is a commendable job.
Reasons for the dip in DU’s NIRF ranking:
P C Joshi highlights that the slip is due to the low teacher-student ratio in 2021. Hence, there are approximately 850 vacant posts. But, the recruitments didn’t take place this year while the other universities did recruit.
Delhi University has scored only 42.65 points in teaching, learning, and resources (TLR). Thus, it is wat less than JNU’s 71.19 and JMI’s 66.44. The overall rank was good as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya improves its ranking majorly. Also, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences made a debut in NIRF rankings with the 32nd rank.