December 1, 2021

Vishwakarma University – Center of Communication for Development

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Vishwakarma University among top 200 global universities in Times Higher Education rankings in Affordable and Clean Energy.

Pune based Vishwakarma University (VU) has featured among the top 200 world universities in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2021 in the Affordable and Clean Energy category.

VU is one of the youngest universities to participate in the rankings. VU has been placed in the band of 601-800 in overall rankings across the participating universities and in the top 300 in Access to Clean Water and Sanitation parameter.


These rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Carefully calibrated indicators are used to provide comprehensive and balanced comparison across four broad areas: research, stewardship, outreach and teaching while deciding the ranking.  The 2021 Impact Rankings is the third edition and the overall ranking includes 1,117 universities from 94 countries/regions.

“ We have transdisciplinary Centres of Excellence, such as Eco-Campus, collaborative centre with Integrated Environmental Services, WILO – VU Water Quality Centre of Excellence and an ecosystem to create a synergy between industry, students, faculty, and stakeholders. These centres aim to provide a sustainable solution for real-life problems. We are playing our role to facilitate government’s target to achieve energy security, energy access and reduction of the carbon footprints” said Bharat Agarwal, President, Vishwakarma University.  

VU Vice-Chancellor Professor Siddharth Jabade said, “  VU has strategically integrated the SDG mission in teaching-learning, student projects, internships and thoughtfully calibrated national and international collaborations.  Students are sensitized to SDGs goals and they take it forward in personal and professional lives. Our efforts are in consonance with India’s commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity and achieve high electric power capacity from non-fossil sources by 2030”

VU team led by Prof. Shraddha Khamparia, including Prof. Chetan Kapadnis, Prof. Avadhut Atre, Prof. Dhananjay Bhatkhande, Prof. Kailas Patil, Prof. Dipmala Patil, Prof. Yogesh Deshpande, Prof. Amol Randive, Prof. Bhupender Singh, Prof. Maya Kurulekar, Prof. Mrunmai Ranade played a key role in the university’s mission to be a part of THE Impact Rankings 2021.