The Hindustan Times has a report on the fall of Panjab University (PU) in the latest THE Emerging Economies Rankings. PU has fallen from 150th in 2019 to 201-250 this year. As expected, rivals and the media have launched a chorus of jeers against the maladministration of a once thriving institution.
But that isn't half of it. In 2014, the first year of these rankings, PU was ranked 14th in the emerging world and first in India ahead even of the highly regarded IITs. Since then the decline has been unrelenting. PU was 39th in 2015, 130th in 2018, 166th in 2020.
Since 2014 PU's scores for Research, Teaching and Industry Income have risen. That for International Outlook has fallen but that did not have much of an effect since it accounts for only 10 per cent of the total weighting.