An ambitious growth and reform plan for Indian universities was presented on Monday at an event to enable them to achieve global rankings. This plan was presented by the Founding Vice-Chancellor of OP Jindal Global University, Prof C Raj Kumar and Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director (Middle East, North Africa & South Asia) QS Quacquarelli Symonds and CEO, QS IGAUGE Indian College University Ratings. Both the experts emphasized the need for Indian higher educational institutions to be at par with their international counterparts and also invest in strategies, vision and infrastructure to ensure they break into globally recognised international rankings.
Global rankings have emerged as a dominant way of measuring their performance. Today, there is a serious debate on the need for Indian universities to be in the top 200 universities of the world and the urgency of seeking reforms that will pave the way for promoting excellence in higher education and research.
In the next decade, international ranking systems will influence the quality assurance and accountability with more government policies focusing on quality assurance systems and academic standards