Revisiting Ranking of Academic Institutions

An Overview

Keywords: University ranking, Global university ranking systems, Correlation coefficient, Indian higher education institutions


The article provides an overview of ranking systems including its historical evolution, use of rankings by different stakeholders, ranking indicators, merits and demerits of different ranking systems and performance of Indian universities in in past one decade in global ranking systems. The article briefly describes nine global ranking systems and compares them based on weightage assigned to different categories of indicators and source of data used for ranking of HEIs. Lastly, article provides statistical inter-correlation amongst various ranking systems as well as intra-correlation within ranking systems at interval of five years (2011:2015; and 2016:2020) and 10 years (2011-2020).

How to Cite
Nassa, A., & Arora, J. (2021). Revisiting Ranking of Academic Institutions. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 41(1), 5-19.