B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology ranked among the top 200 Universities of the World in “Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7)”category by
Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020
B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology (BSACIST) is Ranked among the Top 200 Universities of the World in the Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7) category in the recently published Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020. Crescent is one of the nine Indian universities which achieved rankings at this level along with IITM, Chennai.
BSACIST is also ranked among the top 300 institutions in two more categories. They are Quality Education (SDG 4) and Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 7).
A major shift to renewable energy through a 650 KWp roof top solar power plant, energy efficient measures like solar water heaters, solar light, LED Bulbs, publication of quality research articles in renewable energy area in high impact factor journals (earning more than 100 Scopus citations) are some of the contributions that made BSACIST to get into the Top 200 Universities of the world, in the Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7) category.
The practice of ‘outcome based education’ as early as 2014, when India has become a full signatory member of the Washington Accord leading to lifelong learning, Accreditation by NBA for 20 programmes, inclusive learning opportunities for the under-privileged people were some of the major parameters, by which Crescent has become a “Top 300” University in the world, in the category “SDG 4 : Quality Education” of the Times Higher Education Global Rankings. Apart from Crescent, IIT Kharagpur and Manipal University are the two other Indian Universities who have made into the band of 201 – 300.
Similarly, Crescent could get into “Top 300” university category, in one another category of SDGs viz., “Clean Water and Sanitation” by several reforms including Rainwater Harvesting in all buildings, Waste water treatment through 2 STPs, Efficient Liquid Waste Management and Zero Discharge thereby less polluting the environment. A total of 19 Indian Universities including Crescent have made into Top 300 Universities in the SDG 7: Clean Water and Sanitation category.
The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020 is one of the first kind of rankings to Practice Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), proposed by the United Nations, as major criteria for evaluating the performance of Global Universities in terms of System, Education, Practice, Research etc.,
It may be recollected that Crescent, a 36 year old institute has been earlier Accredited and Awarded by various National and International agencies of repute like NAAC, NBA, NIRF, QS Star, QS I Gauge, QS India Ranking, QS Asia Ranking, Swachhata Ranking etc., This institute is an active participant in several government initiatives like Swachh Bharat, Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, JalShakthiAbhiyan, One Student – One Tree Campaign, Rain water harvesting, Green Energy etc., and won several awards and recognitions..