Mysuru: The JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research (JSSAHER) improved its position in the recently announced NIRF ranking. JSS University got 37th rank under University category last year, and this year it jumped 3 positions up securing 34th rank. B Suresh, Vice Chancellor of JSSAHER, has stated that in future the University will give more emphasis to quality research which will benefit the society.
JSSAHER, Mysuru, is an higher education institution which focuses on health science, and comprises of Faculties of Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Life Sciences and Management Studies. JSS University comprises of JSS Medical College, JSS Dental College and Hospital and JSS College of Pharmacy at its main campus in Mysuru and JSS College of Pharmacy in Ooty, Tamil Nadu.
Executive Secretary of JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Dr. C G Betsurmath, said “JSSAHER has been ranked among the top 50 Universities/Higher Education Institutions in India continuously for the last four years by National Institutional Ranking Framework and has also been ranked 4th among Private Higher Education Institutions by Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements, initiated by MHRD, Government of India. It is also ranked within the 251-300 band globally and first nationally in the subject category of Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health, which includes Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences. JSSAHER has also made a mark among the top 500 Universities globally by securing a place within 401-500 ranks. It was also ranked among top 200 in Times Higher Education world University Impact Ranking 2019”.
Ram Nath Kovind announced the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) India Rankings 2019 recently. JSSAHER, Mysuru was ranked 34th out of 1479 University and 55th out of 4867 over all Institutions in India, registered for NIRF 2019. JSS Medical College is ranked 17th out of 113 Medical Institutions/colleges in India, JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty, is ranked 8th out of 301 Pharmacy Colleges in India, jumping upto 7 positions from 2018 ranking, JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore, is ranked 10th out of 301 Pharmacy Colleges in India, consecutively for the fourth time.
B Suresh, Vice Chancellor of JSSAHER, said “With the improvement in ranking our responsibility has also increased. These rankings are our progress report and through this progress report we came to know that we need to work more in our research. Our aim is to secure a position among the top ten universities in another ten years. Keeping this in mind we have earmarked Rs 3 crore for ‘JSS Research Grand Challenge” through which research on ‘Cardiovascular Diseases’ will be undertaken by renowned experts and researchers for five years. To start basic research five renowned and senior researchers who have done well in the field have been selected and gradually the team will be expanded to 50 people. These experts will come out with 500 publications and 50 patents in five years. A mile stone will be fixed for these experts, and the research will commence at the earliest”.
B Suresh stated that the reason for selecting the topic ‘Cardiovascular Diseases’ was due to more deaths being reported due to cardiovascular ailments. VM Katoj, former secretary general of ICMR, has been appointed as the Chief Mentor for this project.
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