Chandigarh University makes stellar debut into QS world rankings, ranks in top 800 Universities globally

 Youngest University to debut
in prestigious rankings for 2023, features among top 3 private universities in
India, 21st overall


CU positioned at 310th in
Employer Reputation, among top 600 institutions in world in International
Research Network, top 500 in Academic Reputation


Adding yet another accolade to its name, Chandigarh University Gharuan has
become the youngest University to make it into QS World University Ranking,
debuting straight into the stellar 801-1000 rank band across the globe in the
prestigious annual rankings for the year 2023. The overwhelming ranking placed
Chandigarh University at third position among all the private universities in India,
even as overall, the varsity secured its place in 21st position among all the
private and public universities in the country, and bagged top spot in Punjab,
informed S. Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University on Friday.

Addressing a press conference at Press Club here, Sandhu
informed that Chandigarh University has secured 310 position globally in the
Employer Reputation, while the institution features among top 500 universities
globally in Academic Reputation.

The University has been placed at 528th rank in International
Faculty, while it has been adjudged among the top 600 institutions of the world
on the parameters of International Research Network, Faculty Student Ratio,
Citations per Faculty and number of International Students.

Sandhu informed that in 2023 edition of the QS or
Quacquarelli Symonds world university rankings which were released on Thursday,
Indian Higher Education Institutions have performed exceptionally well, with
total 41 Universities from India getting ranked, with 7 new entries which is an
increase of 20%.

“This has moved India up the ladder in the number of ranked higher education
institutions from other countries like France, Australia, Dubai, Singapore,
Malaysia, etc. All this has happened due to conscious efforts of the Government
of India towards improving the standards of higher education and in particular
the introduction and implementation of visionary New Education Policy by Prime
Minister Narendra Modi,” said Sandhu.

It may be mentioned that QS University Rankings is world’s largest and most remarkable annual survey of
academic opinion, approved by the International Ranking Expert Group
(IREG), and is viewed as the most-widely read university ranking in the world,
making it a crucial factor for students across the globe in deciding their

A total of 2462 universities across the globe were ranked
on a number of parameters such as Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation,
Faculty to Student Ratio, International Faculty and Students, along with many
other performance metrics, in the ranking for the year 2023, which were
released by QS Ltd CEO and MD, Nunzio Quacquarelli on Thursday at Gharuan
campus of Chandigarh University.

In what could only be defined as a dream debut,
Chandigarh University became the youngest University to make it into QS World
University Rankings for the year 2023. Within ten years of establishment, the
university has managed to secure the global rank band of 800-1000, Sandhu told
the journalists.

“Among all the Indian Universities—both public and
private, Chandigarh University has been adjudged the 21st position overall,
while it bagged an impressive 3rd position among the private universities of
India,” Sandhu said, adding that Chandigarh University has secured overall 9th
position amongst all Universities in North India and 2nd position amongst all
the private universities in the North India.

“Chandigarh University is at first position among all the
universities of Punjab and Chandigarh. Our performance has been exceptional on
various parameters as well. We are ranked 310th in Employer Reputation in the
entire world and have been featured among top 500 universities in Academic
Reputation,” said Sandhu.

He informed that while Employer Reputation measures the
acceptance of degree by the employers and the industry to be considered for
jobs, and involved the responses of over 99,000 employers from all over the
globe, whereas Academic Reputation is a measure of the value and acceptance of
student’s degree all over the world, and has been calculated on the basis of
the responses and perceptions of over 151,000 academics from all over the
world, making Chandigarh University among the best institutions in terms of

“The University has been placed at 528th rank in
International Faculty, while it features among top 600 institutions in Faculty
Student Ratio and number of International Students. In a testimony of its
prowess, Chandigarh University has scored 21 against the global median of 8.6, 8.9
against the global median of 7.9 and 10.1 against the global median of 8.7 in
these three parameters, respectively, ” Sandhu said, adding that University has
been adjudged among the top 600 institutions of the world in International
Research Network, and Citations per Faculty, the other two parameters used for
evaluation of the institutions.

“In less than ten years of its establishment, Chandigarh
University has achieved this great feat and the credit for this huge success
goes to all the stakeholders including students, faculty, alumni and industry
who have contributed through their efforts to make Chandigarh University a
Centre-of-Excellence in Higher Education, matching and even bettering the
global standards,” said Sandhu.

Asserting that Rankings are a great tool to assess the
standards of an Educational Institution in the field of Quality Teaching,
Industry Exposure, Research & Development that is offered to its students,
ultimately helping the young minds to decide the best of institutions for their
higher studies, the Chancellor said, “With our first-rate performance in these
rankings, the responsibility of the varsity has increased manifold, to not only
perform well in National & International Academic Rankings but also to
contribute in the exercise of Nation Building by preparing the next generation
professionals for the Industry.”

Sandhu said that it was a moment of pride for every
countrymen that Indian Higher Education Institutions have performed their best
till date in the history of these prestigious rankings, leading from the other
countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Dubai, France etc.

“Total 41 Universities from India have found place in the
QS World University Ranking 2023. There are 7 new entries in these 41 which is
an increase of 20%, while 9 Institutions of Eminence from India have featured
in top 1000 all around the globe. The credit goes to the vision of Honourable
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji and the far-sighted New Education Policy,”
he said.

Sandhu added, “All the nine Indian Institutions who
featured in top 500 got a rapid raise in the rankings after 5 years. This is
happening after a gap of 10 years that all Indian institutions featured in top
500 improved their ranking and there is no decline.”

Calling for even better performance in the year QS 2024
ranking, Sandhu emphasised on the need of Collaboration for Research, Faculty
Exchange, Student Exchange besides enhancing Collaboration in Under Developed
Countries and the International Research Network.

About Chandigarh University

Chandigarh University is ranked among the Leading & Best Educational Institution in North India. CU is constantly ranked among the top institutions of Punjab for academic excellence, innovative pedagogy, research, and placements by reputed national and international accreditation bodies and media houses.

About 118 Universities from India have made it to the prestigious QS Asia Universities Rankings 2022. Among all the Indian Universities, Chandigarh University has been adjudged the 35th position overall, while it bagged an impressive 7th position among the private universities of India.

Since inception, CU has set benchmarks for engineering education & is ranked among the Best Engineering Colleges of Punjab.

CUCET is a National level online entrance test conducted by Chandigarh University, accredited with the prestigious A+ grade by NAAC.

For more information, visit: Chandigarh University

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