Mysore/Mysuru: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has emerged in the Top 100 Universities in the world in the just released Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings. Holding 81st rank, Amrita is the only University from India to appear in the prestigious top 100 list.
THE’s Impact Rankings rate Universities against the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are global goals adopted by all UN member nations to improve life for all people in the world and protect the planet. They attempt to document evidence of the impact that Universities have upon the society, in addition to their research and teaching performance.
Amrita has been ranked No. 5 in the world for furthering SDG4 (Quality Education) and No. 8 for SDG5 (Gender Equality). The Varsity was also ranked 37th for SDG3 (Good Health & Well-Being); 52nd for SDG6 (Clean Water & Sanitation); and between 101-200 for SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure) as well as SDG17 (Partnership for The Goals).
Dr. P. Venkat Rangan, Vice-Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, said “Our Prime Minister started the ‘Institute of Eminence’ programme to put Indian educational institutions within the top 100 Universities in the world in 10 years. We are therefore very happy that Amrita has found its place in the top 90 Universities in THE Impact Rankings. This is a testament to the vision of world-renowned humanitarian leader and Chancellor, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi, in setting the dual goals of education for life and compassion-driven research. The recognition would not have been possible but for the untiring efforts of our students and faculty.”