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QS India rankings: CU tops among state-run varsities

Prime News, Nation, (Kolkata), October 22:-Calcutta University (CU) has secured the 11th spot in QS India Rankings 2020, topping among the state-run universities, followed by Jadavpur University (JU) at 12.

Congratulating the two institutes, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said it was a proud moment for the state.

“We have topped among the state universities, just a few notches below the central higher educational institutions, including IITs and IISC,” CU Vice-Chancellor Sonali Chakrabarty Banerjee said on Tuesday.

In the world rankings, too, CU has secured the 27th spot, which shows that the varsity has a “high academic standard”, she said.

“We are all very happy about the development. I am proud of our faculty members,” she added.

Among the central universities, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) dominate the list, with IIT-Bombay securing the top position and IIT-Kharagpur the fifth.

Dhankar, who is also the chancellor of the two universities, said he was confident that the universities would do even better in the days to come.

“India/Ranking Web of Universities: More than 28000 institutions ranked. My congratulations to faculty and students of Calcutta University being No 27 and Jadavpur University No 68. I am confident we would in togetherness march on incremental trajectory,” he tweeted.

The chief minister also took to Twitter to heap praise on the state-run universities.

“Happy to share with you that as per QS INDIA RANKING 2020, University of Calcutta and Jadavpur University have secured first & second positions respectively among all Government Universities in India. My heartiest congratulations and best wishes to all,” Banerjee tweeted.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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