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EducationWorld Higher Education Rankings 2018-19


Against the backdrop of the Union government publishing its slipshod National Institutional Ranking Framework 2018 league tables in early April, we present the EWHE Rankings 2018 rating and ranking the country’s Top 1oo private universities, engineering institutes, multi-disciplinary colleges and B-schools 


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Private Universities

India’s top 100 Private Universities


Against the backdrop of a March 20 decree of the University Grants Commission conferring substantial autonomy on 52 institutions of higher education including 24 deemed and two private universities, the Delhi-based market research firm C fore constituted a 4,249-strong sample respondents database for the EW India Private University Rankings 2018-19


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Engineering Institutes

India’s best private Engineering Institutes


With almost 90 percent of the 3,415 engineering colleges countrywide promoted and managed by private edupreneurs, it makes eminent good sense to separate the sheep from goats among India’s private engineering institutes, to enable parents and students to assess and evaluate them inter se


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B-Schools

India’s Top 100 B-Schools


With the number of Central government-promoted Indian Institutes of Management having multiplied to 20, there is considerable interest within the public to ascertain the extent to which brand rub-off of the pioneer ABC IIMs has boosted the rankings of new IIMs. Therefore government B-schools have been included in this year’s EW league table


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Colleges

India’s Top 100 Arts, Science & Commerce Colleges


Accepting the validity of the argument that the overwhelming majority of the country’s estimated 39 million school-leavers enter arts, science and commerce undergrad colleges annually, C fore field personnel interviewed 946 college faculty and 824 final year students to rate and rank India’s most well-known multi-disciplinary colleges on six parameters of education excellence


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Expert Comment

Educators should enable Globalisation


While education is the greatest lever for social change, education systems around the world are falling short. Unacceptable gaps in academic attainments, poor social mobility, rising mental health issues and failure to equip young people with the skills they need for 21st century jobs are some of the consequences of education systems rooted in a bygone era.


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Institution Profile

Amrita Vidyalayam, Coimbatore


Promoted by the well-known spiritual leader and guru Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (aka ‘hugging mother’), AV has swiftly established an excellent reputation for delivering values-based holistic education in a non-stressful environment
 


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