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Nagaland University improves national ranking

By Correspondent

DIMAPUR, Sept 7 - Nagaland University has been placed in the 12th position in the research and innovation category among the 40 Central universities in the country. The university has also improved its position in the National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 (assessment year 2017), conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, having secured the 95th position. It was earlier placed in the 227th position in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (assessment year 2015).

This was disclosed by Nagaland University Vice Chancellor Prof Pardeshi Lal while presenting a brief overview of the institution�s performance during the university�s 24th foundation day at its Lumami campus in Kohima on Thursday, a release issued by the university authority today said.

The National Institutional Ranking Framework is a methodology adopted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development to rank institutions of higher education in India.

Prof Lal said that apart from teaching, research and innovation, the Nagaland University was at the forefront in implementing the flagship programmes of the Centre such as Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, Digital India, Swachh Bharat, etc.

He also disclosed that the university has signed a tripartite MoU with the University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Human Resource Development for measuring its performance on selected key parameters against the targets set so as to incentivise the improvement in performance.

Prof Lal also spoke on the Ministry of Human Resource Development�s �17-by-17 Action Plan� being taken up by the university as well as on the Higher Education Financing Agency which would now provide loans to the university for capital expenditure. The Vice Chancellor urged all the stakeholders to safeguard the interests of the university.

While dwelling on the current status of the university, Prof Lal said there are currently 41 departments spread across three permanent campuses and a temporary one, with over 3,000 students and 66 affiliated colleges.

Nagaland Minister for Higher and Technical Education Temjen Imna Along, who was also present on the occasion, said it was a privilege to have a Central university established by an Act of Parliament in the State. He hoped the Naga people would be able to do well in any profession.

The minister was optimistic that by the time the university attained 50 years, it would turn into a centre of excellence.

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