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Reputation Race in Higher Education is Getting Bigger, but is it Getting Better?

27 July 2012

The university ranking system is getting bigger every year. More institutions are added, more heart burns are caused, more browbeating happens, more student lives are touched, and so on. But the question is: Is it getting better?

….Many university ranking systems, including India’s NAAC, are flawed as they also give emphasis to input indicators and not just output/outcome indicators, says Gangan Prathap, director of NISCAIR and former vice-chancellor of CochinUniversity. He frequently publishes on this subject and has earlier analysed SIR 2011 data inCurrent Science in a new X-ranking.

“I’m not convinced that the I-distance is fault-free. It emphasizes the quality indicators over the quantity indicators. I think to evaluate performance, you need both,” he says. He however agrees that it’d be a good idea to do a discipline-wise ranking…..

Read more: http://forbesindia.com/blog/technology/reputation-race-in-higher-education-is-getting-bigger-but-is-it-getting-better/#ixzz21vNq6rfq

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Written by csirindia

July 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm

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