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Goa University has currently (2014-19) been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of India with A Grade. NAAC is an autonomous body established by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India to assess and accredit institutions of higher education.

NAAC Certificate



The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) (an organ of Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Govt. of India) in its cycle of ranking Indian Higher Educational Institutions in the year 2022, ranked Goa University at Rank-band 101-150 (visit among the Universities.

QS University rankings - a World University rankings agency - has ranked Goa University in the range of 61-65 among Indian Universities for the year 2020. Among the QS World University Rankings for 'BRICS countries 2019', Goa University is among the group of 241-250 universities. There are about 9000 universities in BRICS countries.

The News magazines in India conduct such ranking exercise every year. 'India Today' ranked at 23rd level among the General (Government) Universities in India (in 2022) and among the overall universities. 'The Week' ranked us at 40 (in 2021).


The number of programmes and the total student strength at the University campus is on increase. The 10 schools imparting PG education at the University campus harbours about 2000 students today for the PG programmes alone.

The student strength at the affiliated non-professional and professional colleges in 2017-18 was 22776 and 10958 respectively.

There are about 500 students registered for PhD programmes doing their research at the University schools, affiliated colleges and recognized institutions

Publications repository and h-index

The strength of the Goa University lies in the number of research publications and the H-index. Goa University has so far published over 6000 research publications (including PhD theses) and the full-text of these are available at the unique Publications Repository. There are very few state universities in India who have made such an effort in consolidating the information. There is a multi-fold increase in the visibility of the university with its publications on the repository. Current H-index as per the Web of Knowledge database from just 1998 journal publications out of 6000 is 73.

Data from Web of Knowledge Data from Web of Knowledge as on 30 Nov 2022