Admirable institutions

Thanks for focusing a spotlight on India’s emerging private universities in the EW India Higher Education Rankings 2018-19 (EW May). Some of them offer excellent education — notwithstanding the whimsical and arbitrary diktats of the government and its regulatory agencies. Deemed or otherwise, some of these private universities have eclipsed state-run varsities with higher NAAC ratings. 

State-run national institutions of excellence such as the IIMs and IITs remain top-tier primarily because they attract the very best young scholars, thanks to tough qualifying exams such as IIT-JEE, CAT, CLAT, etc. For the millions who don’t make the cut for admission into the IITs & IIMs and cannot afford foreign study, private universities fill the gap admirably, providing affordable quality education.

Mariola S


Impressive league tables

congratulations for bringing out the impressive EW India Higher Educational Rankings 2018-19 issue! I hope the rankings will encourage and instill a sense of competition among these institutions to work hard to improve their standards of education in the years to come. 

Priya Jain N.


Incorrect nomenclature

Our college, ranked #88 among India’s Top 100 arts, science and commerce colleges, has been incorrectly published as Dyal Singh Evening College. The correct name is Dyal Singh College. 

Dr. I.S. Bakshi
Dyal Singh College, Delhi


Inclusion gratitude

We are delighted to see our college ranked #4 in Telangana state and #101 among India’s Top B-schools in the May issue of EW. Thank you for including us in the survey.

Dr. R. Anita
Dean (Academics), St. Joseph’s Degree & PG College, Hyderabad


Congress attack on judiciary

Re your editorial ‘Urgent! Repair fractured legal system’ (EW May), a desperate Congress party is fast losing the little credibility it is left with.

The recent fiasco over the attempted impeachment of the CJI is another move of the party that has backfired. It is the independent judiciary that checks the alleged wrongs of a ruling government and hasn’t lost credibility in the eyes of the public. 

Mahesh Kumar


Impressive publication 

We are active subscribers of your reputable magazine. You always share some wonderful insights that have been helpful to us. I am very impressed by the work you all are doing for the youth of our nation. Your magazine is by a long chalk the most preferred among our teachers and students.

Our school is committed to ‘Empower, Enthuse and Excel’ and ensure every child is taught the necessary values to guide him/her through the journey of life. We look forward to your new initiatives.

Manju Rana
Seth Anandram Jaipuria School
Vasundhara, Ghaziabad


Real inventor

Re the Young Achiever profile on Krishi Bhat (EW May), I wish to draw your attention to the fact that I am the inventor/patent holder of the herbal sanitary pad cited in the write-up. Krishi, a student of Amity International School, Vasundhara, Sector 6, where I am a teacher, got the opportunity to present this project at a competition organised by TERI and the Swedish embassy where she won the first prize. 

However, she is not the inventor of the herbal pad and there is no role of her family in the project. Her classmate Chhavi Sharma was equally involved in the project.

Poonam Bhatt



1. In the May issue featuring the EW India Higher Education Rankings 2018-19, we inadvertently omitted to mention the NIRF 2018 Rank of Shoolini University, Bajol (Himachal Pradesh). Shoolini is ranked #101-150 in NIRF 2018. We regret the error — Editor

2. Following a firm protest and detailed explanation by Dr. Souvik Bhattacharyya, vice chancellor of the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS)-Pilani, that BITS-Pilani is a unitary private deemed-to-be university with four campuses — Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai — we apologise for rating and ranking BITS-Pilani’s campuses separately — Editor