Manipal leads the Webometrics Ranking among private educational institutions in India

Manipal University is ranked ahead of AIIMS-Delhi, IIT-Guwahati, BITS-Pilani, NIT-Rourkela, IIM-Ahmedabad, IIM- Bangalore in the Webometrics ranking

August 14, 2013 9:58 IST | India Infoline News Service
Manipal University, the pioneering force in higher education in India, has been awarded the highest rank in the Webometrics Ranking among the private education institutions in India. Manipal University ranks ahead of India’s other premiere institutes like AIIMS-Delhi, IIT-Guwahati, BITS-Pilani, NIT-Rourkela, IIM-Ahmedabad and IIM- Bangalore.

The Webometrics Ranking of the World Universities ranks the university websites world-wide and is one of the critical measures tracked by top universities to measure themselves in the digital space.

The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is a ranking system that is based on a composite indicator that takes into account the volume of the web content, the visibility and impact of these web publications and the traffic they receive.

Speaking on this achievement Dr. H. Vinod Bhat, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Manipal University said “With the change in the trends, digital medium has become the core focus for universities across the globe. Manipal University, keeping pace with the changing trend, is ensuring that its online presence is impactful. Google has ranked Manipal University as the most searched private university in India. The Webometrics Ranking is yet another affirmation of Manipal University’s online focus that is fuelled by new website and greater research output. Manipal University, with its clear vision of being among the best Universities of the world, has invested substantial resources in research projects across the fields of life sciences, medical sciences, technology and natural sciences in recent years. These efforts will bear fruits in the next one year. ”

Among the 1604 institutions across India that were evaluated by Webometrics, Manipal University has ascended to the 16th position from its previous rank of 27 in July 2012. The University has been ranked 1830 among approximately 20,000 other universities world-wide that were evaluated.

The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigations Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain. The aim of the Ranking is to improve the presence of the academic and research institutions on the Web and to promote the open access publication of scientific results. These ranking were started in year 2004 and is updated on January and July every year. CSIC is among the first basic research organizations in Europe. The CSIC initially in the year 2006 consisted of 126 centers and institutes distributed throughout Spain.

The India rankings can be viewed at http://www.webometrics.info/en/Asia/India. Please navigate through the home page for world rankings.

About Manipal University:

Manipal University, a part of the Manipal Education Group, is widely recognized for imparting high quality professional education. Founded 58 years ago by Dr. T. M. A. Pai, Manipal University is located in the bustling student town of Manipal (in Karnataka). Manipal University was the first private institute to be recognized as a Deemed University by the Government of India in 1993 and is the preferred destination for students from over 53 countries.  Manipal University provides the finest in education to approximately 26,000 students every year. It also has an active alumni base of approximately 100, 000 students from across the world.

Manipal University offers programmes in Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Nursing, Allied Health, Pharmacy, Life Sciences, Management, Mass Communication, Information Sciences, Hotel Management, Regenerative Medicine and many more. India’s top ranked institutions, including Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Kasturba Medical College (KMC) are a part of Manipal University. These colleges have consistently been rated among the India’s top 10 institutions, in their respective fields, in different surveys over the last few decades. Manipal has come to be recognized for its excellence in Medical and Engineering programmes.

The University campus is home to a world-class education infrastructure, which houses one of the best anatomy museums, and one of the finest libraries in Asia. The fully equipped campus also has a research centre of national repute. Manipal University is a fully “Digital Campus” with a WiFi network encompassing the vast expanse of 1,000 acres. The entire campus is also committed to being green and eco-friendly, with manifold environmental practices initiated among students and faculty alike. The Manipal University colleges are highly regarded for its distinguished faculty, who bring academic excellence and industry relevance to their teaching.
The University town of Manipal is often compared with Nalanda of yore for its excellent academic reputation, experienced and dedicated faculty, outstanding clinical facilities, and superior environment that nurtures education.

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