DU slips at rank 13 in NIRF ranking; lack of permanent teachers rests major reason

Delhi University

According to the NIRF Ranking, released yesterday as on 8th April, 2019 declared Delhi University at rank 13 in the University ranking and at rank 20 in the overall category. As the report generated by NIRF, the University lacks in the major criteria(s) to be named as *TLR (Teaching, Learning and Resources) and *RPC (Research, Professional Practice and Collaborative Performance) where DU remained at score of 47.87 and 53.79 respectively.

*TLR score is determined with combining the factors such as –

  • Students strength including doctoral students.
  • Faculty-students ratio with emphasis on permanent faculty
  • Combined metric for faculty with PhD and experience
  • Total budget and its utilisation

*RPC score is determined with combining the factors such as

  • Combined metric for publications
  • Combined metric for quality of publications
  • Filed, published, granted and licensed IPR and patents
  • Footprints of projects and professional practice and executive development programs

While if Delhi University’s score is to be compared with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, which remained at the top in overall category then the results generated are, TLR- 84.56 and RPC- 83.53.

However, in the past year 2018, Delhi University ranked 14 in overall category and achieved 7th position in University ranking. The major reason behind the dip in the ranking is the appointment of temporary teachers. DU prefer to fill the vacancies with temporary teachers to not let them be the master and keeps them in the back hand. Approx 4,000 teachers their are hired at ad-hoc basis.

The teachers have protested many a times against permanency of their posts and leave grant for female maternity teachers but it seems that the administration not much cares about the repercussions and the rankings.

Check out the full NIRF Ranking 2019

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