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EducationWorld April 2020I am very happy to learn that Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University (KKSU) is ranked #60 all-India and #6 in Maharashtra in the EducationWorld Government University Rankings 2020-21.  KKSU is a Sanskrit university. This recognition has boosted the morale of our faculty and students and we look forward to your support in achieving excellence in higher education.

— Shrinivasa Varakhedi vice chancellor KKSU, Ramtek, Nagpur

Methodology query

Thanks for publishing the EW India Government University Rankings 2020-21 (EW May). I am curious to know on what basis you have awarded scores under the parameters of competence of faculty, research and innovation, infrastructure, etc. We always send our university data for NAAC and NIRF rankings done by the Government of India. It seems your rankings don’t match with NIRF. Please clarify on the authenticity of your data.

— Dr. Renu Chugh Director, Research, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak

As detailed in our cover story, the annual EW India Government University Rankings are based on perceptual scores awarded by 4,168 sample respondents including college/university faculty, industry representatives and final year college students who rated India’s Top 300 universities — private and government — on ten parameters of higher education excellence (see p.56 EW May) — Editor

Rank B.ed colleges  

I am dissapointed that the EW Private Higher Education Rankings survey (EW April) doesn’t have a separate league table for teacher training colleges. I’m sure you’ll agree with me that the biggest bugbear of K-12 education is the lack of good quality teachers. As a regular reader, I have seen several articles in EW on teacher training and its importance in the country’s education system. I hope you will consider including a separate league table for B.Ed colleges in your future higher education surveys.

— Smitha Rao on e-mail

Encouraged & motivated

Kudos to EducationWorld for conducting a highly professional higher education rankings survey. We are very pleased to be ranked Goa’s #2 and India’s #13 most admired nonautonomous college. Rosary College of Commerce and Arts, Navelim (Goa) has come a long way since its humble beginning back in 1990. Since then, the college has been providing students, especially from underprivileged households, opportunities to excel in life. Over the past 30 years, we have initiated major improvements in academics and research as also in infrastructure, with modernisation and construction of new academic blocks. Encouraged and deeply motivated by your rankings, we will strive harder to be rated the best in the country and hope to be awarded autonomous status in the near future.

— Rev. Dr. Simao R. Diniz Principal, Rosary College of Commerce & Arts, Navelim (Goa)

Disappointing ranking

We are really disappointed with the #12 all-India ranking of FLAME University, Pune in the EW India Private University Rankings 2020-21 (EW May). We honestly believe that there is some error in the research, possibly by overlooking some key facts. We would like to better understand on what basis the parameter scores have been given. Has the team doing the evaluation visited our campus or did they speak with anyone at FLAME to gather information?

Sadhana Badrinath Regional Head-Admissions Outreach (South), FLAME University, Pune

See response to second letter above — Editor

Wrong classification

In the EW Autonomous Colleges Rankings 2020-21, you have wrongly classified Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Puducherry, as a private college. Please note it is a government autonomous college. I request you to correct the error.

Dr. D. Aravazhi Irissappane Director, Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Postgraduate Studies (Autonomous), Pondicherry

Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Postgraduate Studies has been reclassified and ranked #60 in the Government Autonomous Colleges Rankings league table published online (see www.educationworld. in) — Editor

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