NU ranks top 5 colleges

Staff Correspondent

National University authority has introduced a ranking system for the colleges, offering honours and masters, to enhance quality of education across the country.
They hope the criteria set for designating the ranking of the colleges and a peer competition among the institutions would improve their quality of education.
Top five colleges, as per the ranking of 2015 are: Rajshahi College, Eden Girls’ College, Dhaka College, Dhaka Commerce College and Government Brojomohun College of Barisal.
Rajshahi College topped the list in the government colleges while Dhaka Commerce College championed among the private colleges for the year, said National University vice-chancellor, Harun-or-Rashid.
Eden Girls’ College was the top ranked girls’ college, he added.
The authorities worked out the ranking on the basis of some indicators, such as, results, educational activities, infrastructure, education environment and co-curricular programmes.
Harun-or-Rashid said they are planning to make the ranking public on May 20 through a programme in the capital.
‘We would honour the top performing colleges,’ he said.
Since its foundation in 1992, the National University has been struggling to provide quality educations to about 2.1 million students in about 2,200 colleges and institutes affiliated with the university.
About 70 per cent of the total tertiary-level students pursue honours, masters, degree pass courses and others professional courses under the colleges.
University Grants Commission in its several annual reports expressed its concern over the poor quality of education provided by many of the colleges under the NU. They held the parent university responsible for the overall meager standard of education in the country.
Against this backdrop NU authorities made a decision of introducing a ranking of 685 government and non-government colleges offering higher studies.
It also selected top ten colleges from seven regions of the country—Dhaka and Mymensing, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Khulna, Barisal and Sylhet—that would be conferred ‘honour’ at the programme in the capital.
In the ranking, Carmichael College, topped in Rangpur region, Murari Chand College in Sylhet region,  Brojomohun College championed in Barisal region, Michael Modhushudon  College in Khulna region, Rajshahi College in Rajshahi region, Chittagong Government College in Chitagong region and Eden Girls’ College in Dhaka and Mymensing regions, respectively.
Harun said such positioning would help college authorities know their status and equip them to improve quality of their education.

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