Chandigarh February 11, 2018-Panjab University has consistently held a high rank over all as well in specific subjects in the Times Higher Education Rankings. This consistency of performance is highly commendable, informed Prof Rajiv Lochan.

 The attached table give a comparative idea of how changes in the rankings happened,he added.

 Prof Lochan said that we looked at the ranking of the following universities: AMU, BHU, Calcutta, Jadavpur, JNU, Panjab U and Tezpur. In 2017 and 2018 a number of universities like Pune, Amrita, Andhra Osmania too joined the rankings but typically their subject rank was lower than our chosen sample. Also, to reduce clutter we ignored them. However, they are powerful competitors coming up quickly. Even their absolute scores are just a tad lower than the top rankers. Delhi University has been a late entrant and has scored high in the engineering and science subjects.  Since scores for DU were available only for two years and even in those it did not outrank PU, we have left those out for the moment, informed Prof Lochan.

He added that our purpose at present is merely to look at specific changes in the rank of a particular university

The years that were looked at were 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

 In most of the years the top ranks over all and subject wise were taken up by the various IITs. IITs seemed to score well even in subjects that were otherwise in the domain of traditional universities. These included subjects like Economics, Laws, Sociology, Political Science.

  In some areas the subject wise top ranks were taken by traditional universities like PU. These included subjects like History, Mass Com, English, Fine Arts.

The graphics at the moment give an idea of change in rank of a particular university. However, they can be also put together and a comparison between different universities be made.

 

HISTORICAL DATA ON SUBJECT WISE RANKINGS in THE Rankings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year=>

Subject

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

AMU

DENTISTRY

2

2

2

2

2

Year=Overall rank

Chemistry

8

7

12

12

14

2014=9

Chem Eng

9

8

 

11

13

2015=8

Civil Eng

7

7

 

 

 

2016=13

ENGLISH

7

4

9

9

10

2017=15

Fine Arts

3

2

5

4

5

2018=15

General Engineering

7

6

9

8

10

 

GEOGRAPHY

2

2

4

3

3

 

GEOLOGY

5

4

8

8

10

 

HISTORY

3

2

5

4

4

 

LAWS

2

2

4

4

 

 

Maths

8

7

12

13

 

 

MASS COM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physics

8

7

10

13

14

 

POL SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIOLOGY

4

2

6

6

6

 

UBS

6

7

8

8

9

BHU

DENTISTRY

 

 

 

 

3

Year=Overall rank

ENGLISH

 

 

 

 

 

2014=0

GEOGRAPHY

 

 

 

 

 

1015=0

GEOLOGY

 

 

 

 

 

2016=0

HISTORY

 

 

 

 

7

2017=0

LAWS

 

 

 

 

 

2-18=0

MASS COM

 

 

 

 

 

 

POL SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIOLOGY

 

 

 

 

 

 

UBS

 

 

 

 

 

CAL U

Bio-Sciences

 

 

8

13

13

Year=Overall rank

Chem Eng

 

 

11

13

16

2014=0

Chemistry

 

 

10

14

18

2015=8

Computer Sc

 

 

9

14

16

2016=11

DENTISTRY

 

 

 

 

 

2017=18

Economics

 

 

5

7

7

2018=20

Education

 

 

3

7

7

 

ENGLISH

 

 

7

11

14

 

Fine Arts

 

 

3

6

9

 

General Engineering

 

 

8

10

14

 

GEOGRAPHY

 

 

2

5

6

 

GEOLOGY

 

 

6

10

13

 

HISTORY

 

 

3

6

8

 

LAWS

 

 

2

6

7

 

MASS COM

 

 

2

 

 

 

Maths

 

 

10

15

18

 

Physics

 

 

9

16

 

 

POL SC

 

 

3

5

64

 

Psychology

 

 

4

 

5

 

SOCIOLOGY

 

 

4

8

10

 

UBS

 

 

7

11

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JADAVPUR

Bio Sciences

6

 

6

8

9

Year=Overall rank

Architecture

3

 

 

 

 

2014=8

Chem Eng

8

 

8

9

11

2015=0

Chemistry

7

 

8

9

11

2016=8

DENTISTRY

 

 

 

 

 

2017=10

Economics

4

 

1

3

4

2018=12

Education

2

 

1

1

3

 

ENGLISH

6

 

4

5

8

 

Fine Arts

2

 

1

1

2

 

General Engineering

6

 

5

6

8

 

GEOGRAPHY

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOLOGY

4

 

4

5

7

 

HISTORY

2

 

1

1

2

 

LAWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths

7

 

8

9

11

 

MASS COM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physics

7

 

8

9

11

 

POL SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIOLOGY

3

 

1

2

4

JNU

UBS

 

 

 

 

 

Year=Overall rank

DENTISTRY

 

 

 

 

 

2014=10

ENGLISH

 

 

 

 

 

2015=9

GEOGRAPHY

 

 

 

 

 

2016=0

GEOLOGY

 

 

 

 

 

2017=0

HISTORY

 

 

 

 

 

2018=0

LAWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASS COM

 

 

 

 

 

 

POL SC

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIOLOGY

 

 

 

 

 

PANJAB U

Chem Eng

1

2

10

10

9

Year=Overall rank

DENTISTRY

1

1

1

1

1

2014=1

Economics

1

1

4

4

3

2015=1

Education

1

1

2

3

2

2016=10

ENGLISH

1

1

6

6

6

2017=12

Fine Arts

1

1

2

2

1

2018=10

General Engineering

 

1

7

7

6

 

GEOGRAPHY

1

1

1

1

1

 

GEOLOGY

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORY

1

1

2

2

1

 

LAWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASS COM

1

1

1

2

2

 

POL SC

1

1

2

2

2

 

SOCIOLOGY

1

1

3

3

3

 

UBS

1

2

6

5

7

TEZPUR

Bio Sciences

 

 

11

 

5

Year=Overall rank

Chemistry

 

 

 

11

7

2014=0

Computer Sc

 

 

 

11

7

2015=0

DENTISTRY

 

 

 

 

 

2016=0

Education

 

 

 

5

1

2017=14

ENGLISH

 

 

 

8

3

2018=7

GEOGRAPHY

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEOLOGY

 

 

 

7

5

 

HISTORY

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAWS

 

 

 

3

2

 

MASS COM

 

 

 

4

1

 

Maths

 

 

 

12

7

 

Physics

 

 

 

 

7

 

POL SC

 

 

 

12

 

 

SOCIOLOGY

 

 

 

5

2

 

UBS

 

 

 

7

5