University rankings play a crucial role among students deciding to study abroad. Top-ranking organisations such as Bloomberg, Financial Times, Guardian University Rankings, QS Universities Rankings, Times Higher Education (THE), and US News & World Report among others use individual grading parameters that identify top universities from the thousands that are functioning today.
These ranking parameters can range from student-teacher ratio to published citations to graduate employability and are used to score universities on a global scale - World University Rankings, at a country level - Top Universities by Country and at a course level – Most preferred courses by country. The ranking methodologies used by the various ranking groups have one thing in common, they look at the performance of every university meticulously and provide a transparent functioning of the university which in turn helps students to know their universities better and make a conscious decision when applying to universities abroad. And all this is possible while sitting in your home country.
However, the availability of multiple rankings online can prove to be overwhelming to students looking to study abroad. The complex information published on the ranking websites is often complex to interpret and difficult to understand for first-time study abroad aspirants. Keeping this in mind, Shiksha Study Abroad has launched Shiksha Grading.
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What is Shiksha Grading?
While there are multiple grading platforms available to help students check university rankings. What makes Shiksha Grading stand out is that the website uses the aggregate of all the publicly available university and course rankings from top-ranking publishers and maps it into 9 buckets - A++, A+, A, B++, B+, B, C++, C+, C. In this method, universities are graded by country and courses are graded by availability at the college in a particular country.
This way, students will no longer be required to check multiple ranking organisations to know about the performance of a particular university. Students would only be required to check Shiksha Grading – a platform where all the top rankings from popular ranking groups would be normalised and all universities would be graded into 9 buckets - A++, A+, A, B++, B+, B, C++, C+, C.
How is Shiksha Grading calculated?
Step 1: Collect Ranks from Top Publishers
This step will include accumulating university/course rankings from top-ranking publishers.
Step 2: Create Country-wise Ranking
Universities would be sorted by country.
Step 3: Normalize Scores
In this step, scores of universities would be normalized and universities/courses would be mapped into 9 buckets.
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