EducationWorld Higher Education Grand Jury Awards 2019-20

EducationWorld July 2019 | Special Report

The inaugural EducationWorld Higher Education Grand Jury Awards have been introduced to acknowledge and recognise low-profile and newly established private higher education institutions (HEIs). Juries of knowledgeable educationists were specially constituted to recommend conferment of the EW Grand Jury Awards especially upon newly promoted or low-profile HEIs implementing best practices.

To select newly promoted progressive private higher education institutions across the country, we invited nominations from educationists, individuals and HEIs themselves supported by evidence of best practices in nine categories — extraordinary leadership, campus design excellence, quality of campus life, IT integration, student diversity, sports and co-curricular education, newly emergent, professional education, vocational and skills education.

Evidence-supported nominations were received from 520 private higher education institutions countrywide. To assess the evidence and rank nominated institutions in each category, this year’s Grand Jury comprising eminent educationists Dr. Ashok Misra, former director of IIT-Bombay, Dr. R. Natarajan, former chairman of AICTE and Anand Sudarshan, former CEO of Manipal Education and founder of Sylvant Advisors was constituted.

The Top 10 ranked higher ed institutions were conferred awards at the EW India Private Higher Education Rankings Awards 2019-20 function held in Bangalore on June 22. The complete Top 10 EW Grand Jury Rankings 2019-20 is published below.

Extraordinary leadership

These rankings acknowledge extraordinary education leaders from progressive private higher education institutions.

1. Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal
2. IMS Unison University, Dehradun
3. JK Business School, Gurgaon
4. AIMS Institute, Bangalore
5. Sai International College of Commerce, Bhubaneswar
6. Adamas University, Barasat, Kolkata
7. Siksha O Anusandhan, Bhubaneswar
8. Mangalayatan University, Aligarh
9. Sri Venkateshwara College of Nursing, Bangalore
10. Usha Martin University, Ranchi

Quality of campus life

Private higher education institutions which provide excellent board and lodging facilities, health, wellness and other student welfare programmes are awarded in this category.

1. Vellore Institute of Technology
1. SRM Institute of Science & Technology, Chennai
2. Apeejay Stya University, Gurgaon
3. Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai
4. G.D. Goenka University, Gurgaon
4. CMR Institute of Technology, Bangalore
5. Presidency University, Bangalore
6. ISBR Business School, Bangalore
7. Siksha O Anusandhan, Bhubaneswar
8. DIT University, Dehradun
9. Invertis University, Bareilly
10. Mangalayatan University, Aligarh

Campus design excellence

Institutions with attractive and conducive campuses which enable students to learn joyfully and give of their best were ranked in this category.

1. Amity University, Kolkata
2. Acharya Institutes, Bangalore
3. G.D. Goenka University, Gurgaon
4. Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal
5. AURO University, Surat
6. Apeejay Stya University, Gurgaon
7. UPES, Dehradun
8. REVA University, Bangalore
9. Jeppiaar Engineering College, Chennai
10. DIT University, Dehradun

Student diversity

The Top 10 higher ed institutions which promote admission of students from varied socio-economic backgrounds, cultures and nationalities are:

1. Vellore Institute of Technology
2. Acharya Institutes, Bangalore
3. Sharda University, Greater Noida
4. SRM University, Sonipat
5. Manav Rachna Educational Institutions, Delhi
6. Noida International University
7. ISBR Business School, Bangalore
8. UPES, Dehradun
9. Invertis University, Bareilly
9. Navodaya Education Trust, Raichur
10. Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong

Newly emergent institutions

These are low-profile or newly promoted higher ed institutions that have demonstrated high potential to quickly adopt and integrate 21st century education best practices:

1. Presidency University, Bangalore
2. Amity University, Kolkata
3. Sandip University, Nashik
4. SAGE University, Indore
5. Rajalakshmi School of Business, Chennai
6. Universal College of Engineering, Mumbai
7. MSG-SGKM College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai
8. Rajalakshmi Institute of Technology, Chennai
9. Madhyanchal Professional University, Bhopal
10. Narayana College of Nursing, Nellore

IT integration

The Top 6 institutions which integrate cutting-edge technology into curriculum delivery and teaching-learning:

1. NMIMS University, Mumbai
2. AIMS Institute, Bangalore
3. Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Engineering, Tuticorin
4. Usha Martin University, Ranchi
5. Narayana Engineering College, Gudur (Andhra Pradesh)
6. Barrackpore Rastraguru Surendranath College, Kolkata

Sports & co-curricular education

Institutions which encourage and provide facilities and training for several sports and games and co-curricular activities, were felicitated in this category:

1. National Academy of Sports Management, Mumbai
2. Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior
3. Manav Rachna Educational Institutions, Faridabad
4. Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai
5. Adamas University, Barasat, Kolkata
6. Jeppiaar Engineering College, Chennai
7. APS College of Engineering, Bangalore
8. Apex University, Jaipur
9. Narayana Engineering College, Nellore
10. RV College of Engineering, Bangalore

Vocational and skills education

The Top 10 higher education institutions providing new-age career-oriented vocational and skills education programmes:

1. National Academy of Event Management & Development, Mumbai
2. AISECT, Bhopal
3. School of Design — AURO University, Surat
4. Department of Physical Education — IIMT University, Meerut
5. Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics, Bangalore
6. Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training
7. Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery, Mumbai
8. Ramesh Sippy Academy of Cinema and Entertainment, Mumbai
9. Arena Animation, Mumbai
10. BSE Institute Ltd, Mumbai
10. Birbhum Institute of Engineering & Technology, West Bengal

Professional education

Institutions providing globally benchmarked professional study programmes such as fashion design, mass communication, management, law, entrepreneurship, among others.

1. ISME — School of Management & Entrepreneurship, Mumbai
2. World University of Design, Sonipat
3. P.A. Inamdar College of Visual Effects, Design & Arts, Pune
4. Dayananda Sagar Institutions, Bangalore
4. Lords Universal College of Law, Mumbai
5. Whistling Woods International, Mumbai
6. International Institute of Sports Management, Mumbai
6. Faculty of Engineering, SRM University, Sonipat
7. GITAM Deemed University, Visakhapatnam
7. School of Architecture & Design — Apex Professional University, New Delhi
8. Institute of Design — SAGE University, Indore
9. School of Mass Communication — IMS Unison University, Dehradun
10. School of Law — Sandip University, Nashik

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