Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) has secured 15th rank among 40 central universities across the country. The rankings were released by the union ministry of education on Thursday night.
CUSB has defeated Mahatma Gandhi Central University (MGCU), Motihari, by securing 63% while the latter stood at 23rd position with 59% in Bihar. In the neighbouring state, Central University of Jharkhand has obtained 40%.
The performances of central universities were evaluated by the Ministry of education in accordance with several parameters, like annual student intake in undergraduate, postgraduate, Ph.D., M Phil levels, student diversity, quality of faculty, student-teacher ratio, teacher vacancies, visiting faculty and research work.
Other parameters are- National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), campus placement, number of students qualified in National Eligibility Test (NET) and Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).
According to the above parameters, CUSB has scored 177.8/283.5 while MGCU has scored 142/241.5. In NIRF ranking 2020, CUSB has made its name in 150-200 rank band.
Harish CS Rathore, vice-chancellor of CUSB, said, “Securing 15th position among 40 central varsities is a big achievement for us as our counterparts were old universities. We would strive to maintain the position and get better ranking.”
Rathore said, “My vision is to improve the quality of higher education in Bihar so that students need not to migrate to metro cities for pursuing good higher education specially the less privileged ones.”
University was established in 2009, and then shifted to its 300-acre campus in Gaya in 2018. Before this, it functioned from rented buildings located in Patna and Gaya.