During the past two months JNU has been in the limelight for issues of sedition charges. The institution has given a big jolt to major debates that have formed headlines for quite a time now. The recent report revealed by QS World Ranking has placed JNU’s Centre for Social Studies at the 51st position, up by 7 ranks compared to previous year. This huge jump in the world ranking has given a positive boost to the image of the University in general and assured the aspiring young minds that JNU remains and will remain one of the top educational institutions in India.
JNU’s Centre for the Study of Social Systems (CSSS), is one of the prestigious departments of sociology in India with student strength of around 450. It also houses a Chair in the name of Dr BR Ambedkar sponsored by the Ministry of Social Justice, Government of India which supports and conducts activities relating to the intellectual contributions of Babasaheb Ambedkar and provides scholarships to students from SC/ST sections for research work. This Centre has many achievements to its name and the improvement in its world ranking gives the university and the nation more hope.
The lists of QS World Ranking for 2015-16 which were released earlier this week takes into account research quality, graduate employment, student-staff ratios, teaching standards and the number of international students while rating nearly 800 universities from all over the world. JNU’s hold on this list has been an affirmation of the critical research work that goes on and also marks the high quality of both the faculty and the students associated with it. This major improvement in the world ranking is sure to add another badge of honor to their already existing ones.
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