Nagpur: The National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the Union Ministry of Education revealed its national rankings on Friday, with the Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) coming in at position 196 out of 200 universities (MOE).
Officials from the university have now stopped bragging about receiving an A from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and are mute regarding NIRF rankings.
RTMNU was also placed 196th the previous year. Prior to that, NU was not ranked because it did not submit an application for NIRF rankings. The university has applied during the past two years, but its standing has not changed.
The Institute of Science, which gained autonomy last year, has achieved its goal of ranking 117th among national level colleges.
With a 42nd position, the university has also performed admirably in the domain of pharmacy colleges. While Dadasaheb Balpande College of Pharmacy placed 104th, Guru Nanak College of Pharmacy placed 108th, Kishoritai Bhoyar College of Pharmacy placed 53rd.
According to insiders, the university’s declining level of research and education is the main reason it hasn’t been ranked higher.
The standard of research and education has not been improved in the last eight years. No agreements were established to help students develop practical skills alongside those that would help them succeed in national and international sectors.