Amritsar August 8 (Punjab Post Bureau) – Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (GNDU) has been adjudged as the only State Government University in North India to bag top position amongst higher education institutes for “India Today Ranking 2020”. No higher education institute of Jammu, Kashmir, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan or Chandigarh could attain any position even among the first 35 positions in the State Public Universities imparting education in arts, science and technology disciplines.
Overall, GNDU is ranked 20th among all central, public and private Universities in the country. However, it has retained its position at 11thplace among the State Universities of India in 2020. GNDU, a premier institute for higher education in India, is ranked among the top 10 state public universities and top 9% universities of the world by the World University Ranking. Nature Index has placed it among the top 4 institutions in Punjab and 10 institutions in North India.
The University has continuously improved its position in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for the past three years. It is ranked as the top State Public University of Punjab and 51st among all the central, public and private Universities that participated in the NIRF-2020 ranking. Vice Chancellor Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu said that GNDU has improved its overall marks from 71 per cent in 2019 to 74 per cent in 2020 in the overall score of India Today ranking parameters. Also, he said that the University has improved significantly in all the parameters of the survey i.e. intake quality & governance, academic & research excellence, infrastructure & living experience, personality & leadership development, career progression & placement. He said that it is the dedication and devotion of the faculty and staff towards teaching, research and other endeavours that has been lifting the University to new peaks.