FLAME has received an overall ‘Diamond’ rating for its excellence from QS I-GAUGE and also ‘Platinum’ in Teaching and Learning in criteria-wise ratings

Pune, India - 5th January 2023: A pioneer of liberal education in India, FLAME University has recently been awarded an overall ‘Diamond’ rating in recognition of its excellence in several parameters as an outstanding university by QS I-GAUGE. Furthermore, in criteria-based ratings, the university received the highest rating—"Platinum" in Teaching and Learning. The university also secured a Diamond rating in Faculty Quality, Facilities, Diversity & Accessibility and Research and Academic Development.

QS I-GAUGE has awarded these top-grade ratings to FLAME University through meticulous and independent data collection and analysis against performance metrics as set out in the methodology.

Speaking about the ranking, Prof. Dishan Kamdar, Vice-Chancellor, FLAME University,said, "This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and zeal of our institutional leadership, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. This rating is a testimony to the academic quality and everlasting student experience that FLAME believes in and strives to deliver and maintain. The rigorous engagement of audits and assessments with QS I-GAUGE over the past few months has given us vital insights into our institution's quality and performance vis-à-vis our peers in the higher education space. Apart from an institutional scorecard, this achievement shall also give us wider reach and recognition among the larger academic fraternity. Overall, this is an important milestone for us that marks our journey towards further institutional excellence."

QS I-GAUGE is a nationwide higher education rating system for universities and colleges in India, consisting of six core criteria and eight advanced criteria, ranging from Teaching and Learning, to Research and Innovation. The rating offers academic institutions a roadmap to effectively benchmark their performance with reference to key indicators and further establish developmental strategies for improving their educational services. Each rating granted by QS I-GAUGE is strictly supervised and monitored by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Intelligence Unit in the UK, which ensures the quality, independence, comprehensiveness, and integrity of the ratings, leading to global recognition.

QS I-GAUGE has formed its subject ratings methodology for Indian institutions bearing a long-term objective in mind, where institutions are assessed based on how particular subjects are taught in order to fulfill the present market trend. This rating system, which is specifically curated for India, enables students, parents, and a diverse set of stakeholders to understand the areas an institution is good at and the areas on which it needs to work on.

FLAME University constantly strives to maintain a global benchmark in imparting best-in-class education. Through a plethora of unique and top-class education programs, the university is enabling students to leverage the most out of their qualifications.

About FLAME University:

FLAME University is the pioneer of liberal education in India, delivering the country's premier interdisciplinary education experience. It is driven to being one of India's most respected and reputed centers of learning - the premier destination of choice for higher education in the nation for learners and teachers, to push the design and nature of studies and to create a societal up-gradation phenomenon, particularly in the fields of liberal education and leadership. FLAME has been set up with an idealistic vision and a social commitment to contribute to society nobly. With 140+ esteemed faculty members, the university offers an unparalleled educational experience. The student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1, unmatched at the higher education level in India. Spread on 60 acres of green expanse with aesthetically designed infrastructure, the campus currently consists of five schools: FLAME School of Liberal Education, FLAME School of Business, FLAME School of Communication, FLAME School of Computing and Data Sciences and FLAME School of Design, Art & Performance. FLAME University has been established as a state-private university vide the FLAME University Act 2014 (Maharashtra Act No. II of 2015) of the Government of Maharashtra. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f), and degrees awarded by the University are recognized under Section 22 of the UGC Act, 1956.

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