Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad has been placed among the top 25 central universities of India by the Outlook-ICARE 2020 rankings. It has found the 24th spot among the tip 25 varsities shortlisted. MANUU was ranked 20th last year rankings.
The Outlook-ICARE annual ranking judges the varsities on parameters like academic and research excellence, industry interface and placement, infrastructure facility, governance and admissions, and diversity, outreach and various other factors.
The University Grants Commission, UGC mentions that there are 3 Sanskrit, 1 Hindi, 1 English and Foreign language Central Universities in India. Out of these, it is the only Urdu university to receive this honour.
Professor S M Rahmatullah, Vice-Chancellor of MANUU congratulated the students, the faculty members as well every staff member of MANUU. He pointed out, “ this distinction increases our responsibility towards the institution and our need to work harder to further improve the current position.”
“MANUU has successfully imparted higher, technical and vocational education through Urdu medium. The success of MANUU has removed all apprehensions about the feasibility and workability of an Indian language in providing higher education”, VC Rahmatullah said in a statement.
MANUU has been accredited an ‘A’ Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) on continuous two occasions
Maulana Azad National Urdu University is a Central University that was established in 1998 by an act of Parliament to promote and develop the Urdu language as well as to impart vocational and technical education in Urdu medium through conventional and distance modes.
Prof. Siddiqui Mohd. Mahmood, who is the Registrar of the Urdu University was also satisfied with the University’s inclusion in top 25 central educational institutions and said, “the Outlook Ranking is a testimony to the success of Urdu language as a medium of instruction.” He also said, “ New Education Policy also lays emphasis in provision of education through the mother tongue.”