VIT University has become India’s first academic institution to be accredited QS 4-star rating due to its excellence in fields of teaching, innovation and employability.
The QS 4 Star rating cetificate was handed over by regional director of Quacqarelli Symonds(QS) Ashwin Fernandes to the founding Chancellor of VIT University G Viswanathan in the presence of Union Minister of State for Fianance Santosh Gangwar at a function held here.
“This is a rating and not a ranking,” said Fernandes, adding the university has got 5-star rating for teaching, employability, facilities, internationalisation and innovation.
“VIT is the only university in India now with 4 Star overall rating of QS,” he said.
Quaquarelli Symonds (QS), UK, founded in 1990 is the world s leading network for top careers and education. QS has been producing rankings since the launch of the QS World University Rankings in 2004.
The minister lauded the university saying its achievement of QS 4 rating was matter of “pride” for the country.
He said the nation was poised for changes in education sector with political change in the country.