Silchar, Sept 9: With just a week left for the visit of the NAAC Peer Team to Assam University Silchar, the university in southern Assam received a shot in the arm after it attained 93rd spot among the top 100 universities in India.
The latest 2021 rankings were announced on Thursday by the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) under the Ministry of Education Government of India.
Along with Assam varsity, three other universities of North East India including Gauhati University at 45th rank, Tezpur University at 46th position and North Eastern Hill University at 59th rank feature in the list of top 100 universities in the NIRF rankings.
Sharing his reactions on being ranked within the top 100 universities, Prof Dilip Chandra Nath, vice-chancellor of Assam University expressed happiness and said that with each passing day the varsity is making progress and aspires to perform better in the days ahead. In his words, "despite many difficulties, we are placed within the top 100 higher educational institutions as ranked by the NIRF. The rankings are based on the results of 2020 and this matter of inspiration for us. Among the central universities, we are ranked 11th which is also motivational for us to forge ahead. We are working continuously to address the issues which pose hurdles on our way and our teaching-learning process, research and development have made commendable progress. We are hopeful to have much improved rankings in the coming years."
Asked about the steps taken in the dissemination of information and also academic exercises on the digital platform, Prof Nath said that the university has made significant developments in this area as the admission process is carried out on its own portal. Also, examinations are being conducted online. "We are also planning for online classroom teaching through our portal which the affiliated colleges can also use as per their requirement. I believe, once we launch the facilities, the colleges will be immensely benefited using the services," the vice-chancellor maintained.
Prof Joyati Bhattacharya, director of the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the varsity said "these days, the competition among the varsities for better ranking is immense. It has been a stiff challenge for us to improve upon the rankings. This is the result of the collective effort of all including our vice-chancellor sir, registrar Dr PK Nath, former director IQAC Prof Dibyojyoti Bhattacharjee who worked hard for the cause. I am happy and relieved. We are working as a cohesive unit for the varsity to achieve better results."