Students willing to study abroad usually google the ranking of the University from different search engines with simply the University names and land on the ranking given by unauthentic sources such as the websites of the consultants & educons. The most authentic data can be reached either by Wikipedia or the bodies from where the Universities are accredited or recognized. For an instance, there are various websites that show the ranking of Medical Universities or the grading of Universities as A+, A, B+, B & so on. Students who are new to this world of Education abroad and are in the dilemma where to go, whom to approach, which is the best option add on to their confusion. Without a second thought, these are spread among their group and social media works as cherry on the cake.
University rankings are the ranking of higher education institutes judged on different parameters. These are more often conducted by magazines, newspapers, websites, government bodies and academic bodies and each of them has a different parameter of rating the institute or Universities. Most of them are based on the annual survey or reviews.
Some institutions are ranked on the bases of quality of education they provide while others on the infrastructure. The other parameters of judging any institute can be academics, no. of programs available, funding received, research & excellence, recognitions, specialization expertize, student enrollment etc.
Universities or Institutes can be ranked as a whole or on the bases of the departments they have. Some are evaluated within the country while others are evaluated worldwide. There are bodies or organizations who have gained an expertise into the area but a long and continuous research process is required to collect the authentic data, evaluate it timely before the results change.
Instead of checking the most authentic websites like MCI & Wikipedia, the students are diverted to other websites and the consultants who are not working in this area or who have less options available take the advantage and divert these students. The profit earning motive is thus resolved as soon as they crack these admissions. The students realize the fact when they reach the University and the time has already passed and they are left with no options other than to move ahead with what they have been given.
For any kind of doubts related to Medical Universities abroad or their curriculum, the students should only trust MCI records listed on MCI website (www.mciindia.org) or Wikipedia. There is no ranking/grading/rating of the Universities as per MCI or Wikipedia or MOE, China. All the Universities listed on MCI website, despite of whatever its name is, is a government University and teaches Clinical Medicine/MBBS and the Medium of Instruction is English. The same can be verified by visiting MCI office at Delhi or by calling the MCI helpline no.