University of the Year - 2018
Imagine a room has an integrative volume, which increases exponentially every time a teacher or a scholar enters and supporting the room are its pillars of knowledge that the teachers bring to keep the ceiling from falling. Relating this virtual room to the empty space of our mind, we can proudly say that throughout our university life teachers decorate this space by inculcating proper professional knowledge and ideologies. Henceforth, we make our living by basking the teachings that we receive. It is the traditional and conventional way of imparting education since the ‘gurukul’ days; it is always the gathering of ‘gurus’ (teachers) under the same shade to guide the students towards the students’ desired goals. If we look towards the prime definition of the term ‘University’, we get its origination from the Latin phrase ‘Universitas Magistrorum at Scholarium’, which abruptly means ‘a gathering of scholars or teachers.’ This gathering of teachers and scholars has made the university education system so strict yet so beautiful that we are reaping its success from the other end through the learning received. This learning is exceptionally apprehending and it changes us to a prospering future. A university education preciously mends and shapes our skills and expertise and develops a professional personality within us. Overall, the time that we invest in university, mostly directs us to a professional journey that we deeply crave for. As a developing country with more than half of its population under the age of 25, India has the best possibilities of emerging as one of the top nations in the world. There are some brilliant young minds, which have the potentials on becoming the next world leaders in the fields of technology, science, humanities, archaeology, management or medical and many more. To become one of the top personalities in their respective fields, one must cross the channel of university education for getting exceptionally skilled and guiding them to their golden service days are the universities of India. The first idea of a university that became a reality was the University of Calcutta. It was in the year 1857 that India saw the beginning of university education. Since then the country has walked miles and established University Grants Commission in 1956 for coordinating and maintaining the tertiary education. Presently, there are 889 universities in India that have taken the oath of educating and generating the mind power of the youth. In this edition, you will get staggering vital information on some of the universities from that many numbers. Our team of experts and researchers after thorough exploration have sculpted a series of perfect universities. Based on various criteria such as inputs of faculty, research output, pedagogy curriculum, infrastructure and other facilities, we at The Higher Education Review present to you some of the top universities, selected by our team as “University of the Year 2018.”
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