Mangaluru: The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) – 2021 has ranked St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru (SAC) at 95 among Colleges in India. The declaration of the results was made by the Union Ministry of Education on Thursday September 9.
More than 6,000 colleges across the country participated in the exercise and were rigorously assessed on various parameters driving higher education in India. This is a unique and special achievement for the College as SAC emerged as one of the Best Colleges in the State of Karnataka standing tall among 3 colleges in the State to secure the rank within 100.
Principal of the institution, Rev. Dr. Praveen Martis SJ has expressed his gratitude to the staff and students for showing their commitment to the ideals and vision for higher education at the institutional, regional, state, national and global levels, promoting an educational paradigm that meets global standards by exposing learners to internationalised curricula and acquiring global competencies. He also expressed his gratitude to all stakeholders for always standing by the College in promoting a paradigm of higher education with a distinct difference.
The College authorities also expressed their deep sense of satisfaction and delight at the great news of being ranked by NIRF.
The NIRF has been constituted to promote quality in higher education and encourage the best of colleges to scale newer heights by upgrading themselves to reach the global standards of higher education. The higher educational institutions are subjected to rigorous review and assessment on the parameters of Teaching-Learning Resources, Research & Professional Practices, Graduate Outcomes, Outreach & Inclusivity and Public Perception.
SAC has been showing steady and consistent growth in terms of its student enrolment, graduate outcomes, research and innovation activities. The diversity of student enrolments has been enhanced dynamically during the past few years. The staff-student-civic society engagement has been responsible for the wider visibility and growing public image of the College. The College has shown higher attainments on all the parameters of NIRF leading to a significant improvement in the rankings.
It is pertinent to mention that in the recent past, the College has been awarded the UGC-STRIDE (Scheme for Transdisciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy): Component 1 under which the College is conducting 14 Major research projects making a critical study of the Cultural Diversity of the Coastal Karnataka.
Recently, the College has been awarded a research grant of Rs. 2.93 crores under DBT-BUILDER Award for Interdisciplinary research in Biosciences.
All the Departments of Postgraduate Studies & Research in the College have been recognised by Mangalore University as its Research Centres. This is a rare accomplishment by a College for its research and innovation credentials.