The Solan-based university was also ranked number 2 in the world in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Affordable and Clean Energy among 705 institutions and sixth among 674 institutions that competed in the Water Use and Maintenance category. .
The groundbreaking achievement of Shoolini University, founded 13 years ago, is the culmination of the mission announced by its Founder and Chancellor, Professor PK Khosla, when the university was established. He had proclaimed that the university would be among the top 200 universities in the world by 2022. Shoolini is also ranked 89th by the Union Department of Education’s National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF).
“Our vision of seeing Shoolini among the top 200 universities in the world seemed like an impossible dream. Now it has become a reality,” said Professor PK Khosla, founder and chancellor of the university.
“Initially, there were many skeptics, but none other than india the late former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam encouraged us to strive for this goal. Since then, we have persevered, and our continued focus on research, quality education, and positive impact on society has allowed us to emerge as a distinct institution of higher learning,” he recalls.
Dr. Khosla, former Vice Chancellor of CSK Himachal Pradesh University of Agriculture, Palampur, had conceived the creation of a research-oriented private university at par with global standards. “It is thanks to our continued focus on research that the university is ranked number 1 in the country in the Citation Impact Per Paper Rankings and sixth in the QS Asia Rankings 2022. Additionally, our researchers have filed a record number of 1025 patents, which is among the highest in the country,” he repeated.
Complimenting the teachers and researchers of the university, the Pro-Chancellor Vishal Anand said: “The ranking is a historic achievement for the 13-year-old university. It puts us on par with the best in the world and opens up a world of opportunity for Shoolini and India to create truly global careers for students.”
President, Innovation and Director of Yogananda School of Artificial Intelligence, Ashish Khosla said the ranking aims to identify and honor institutions that strive to bring about positive change. “They underscore the commitment and ability of universities to help address the greatest challenges facing our world. A top spot in these elite rankings is a matter of national pride,” he added.
vice-chancellor prof Atul Khosla said the rankings indicate the future direction of higher education institutions. They reflect Shoolini’s work in fields as diverse as artificial intelligence, solar energy, water conversation, innovative teaching, including patents by students, and building a campus in positive energy with gender parity.
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