NIRF ranking: SKUAST-K placed 5th among agricultural universities 
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NIRF ranking: SKUAST-K placed 5th among agricultural universities 

Post by RK News on Tuesday, June 6, 2023

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Srinagar, June 5: In a significant achievement, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir has secured fifth rank among agriculture universities under the National Institutional Ranking Framework-2023 of the Union Ministry of Education with a cumulative score of 59.50.
Among the overall agriculture institutions of the country, it is ranked nine alongside IARI, NDRI, IVRI, and CIFE. The ranking and results of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)-2023 were announced by the Minister of State for Education and External Affairs, Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh in New Delhi on Monday.
This university has been able to consolidate and improve its position further and was ranked 6th best SAU last year, furthering the university's upward trajectory of placement in the league of elite agricultural institutions of the country. SKUAST-K is among only three universities of J&K, alongside KU and JU with a cumulative score highest among the ranked universities. The university is already ranked as the ‘Band Excellent’ under Atal Innovation Ranking.
Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-K, Prof Nazir Ahmad Ganai, complimented all the ranks and cadres of the University including the management, faculty, students and ministerial staff in propelling the outstanding growth of the university during the last three years.
“The university’s renewed focus, vision, and mission based on developing nationally recognized and internationally connected academic and research programmes driven by reforms, innovation, translational research and entrepreneurship as well as improvement in the overall ecosystem of governance have helped the university improve its academic and human resource output and stand tall among agricultural universities of the country,” he said, adding, “The achievement is an outcome of collaborative teamwork building upon mutual strengths of various academic and research units of the university and making a significant impact.  He hoped that this will further invigorate university ranks towards excellence as well as help the university garner funding and connectivity with global leaders in education and research.”
The VC said that SKUAST-K has led the country in evolving a working model of NEP-2020 as well as projecting India as a potential destination for higher education.  “The improved ranking is a result of the improvement of academic standards and achievements of faculty and students at national and international levels bringing outstanding feats for the university,” he said. 

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