Karnataka Current Affairs – KAS/KPSC Exams-27th December 2018

Mangalore University retains second place in State in world varsity rankings

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  • Mangalore University has retained the second position in the State and the third in the country in the UI Green Metric World University Rankings 2019.
  • The university is in the top position in “Energy and Climate”, one of the criteria for ranking, and in the fourth slot in the “Education” category, in the country.
  • The university is placed in the 191st position in the world, said K.R. Chandrashekar, Professor in Applied Botany and Director, Internal Quality Assurance Cell of the University, in a release here.
  • UI Green Metric World University Rankings is the first and only university ranking in the world that measures each participating university’s commitment to developing an “environmentally friendly” infrastructure. This year, 719 universities from 81 countries participated.
  • This ranking is based on university set-up and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste disposal and treatment, water resources and management, transportation facilities and the quality of education and research publications.
  • Mangalore University had, in its application, highlighted efforts made by it in the construction of green buildings, installation of solar lights and green coverage on campus and research contributions which helped it to stand in a better position than many of the premier institutions such as NIT Surathkal, NIT Rourkela, IIT Madras, IIM Ahmedabad, University of Calcutta and Punjab University.
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