The University of Hyderabad has been ranked number one in the south and number four in the country, among all recognized universities, according to a study conducted by The Week.
The ranking assumes significance in the wake of the recent protests and furore that the university has witnessed over the Rohith Vemula suicide.
Just two days back, Vice Chancellor Appa Rao Podile had sent a notice to the student union president asking them to remove all the tents at the shopping complex in the campus which were put up at the spot of protests following Rohith Vemulaâ€™s death.
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The survey included state, central, private and deemed universities.
More than 500 universities were surveyed as part of the research. Various parameters including age and accreditation, infrastructure and other facilities, intellectual resource, research, student quality, alumni and industry exposure, and placements were considered for the ranking.
While maintaining its countrywide position of number four that it got in 2015, UoH has been ranked at the top in the south among 75 multidisciplinary universities of the country.
University of Delhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University are at number one, two and three respectively.
More than 200 academic experts, across 20 cities were asked to nominate and rank top universities. Nine qualitative in-depth interviews were done among these experts to validate the collected data and to provide the rationale for ranking.
â€śWe are pleased with the consistent rank in the top slot by different survey teams. Our faculty, students and staff are delighted over such status for the Universityâ€ť, said Prof. Appa Rao Podile, Vice-Chancellor, UoH. We have unique features that will further be strengthened to reach even greater heights, he added.
The overall result of the survey has been published in The Week magazine issue dated May 29, 2016.