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Goa University has been accredited with a CGPA of 2.87 on a seven point scale at B++ grade valid for five years from 27 Dec 2022 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of India. 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 2023, ranked Goa University at Rank-band 101-150 (visit among the Universities.

QS University rankings - a World University rankings agency - has been ranked Goa University at 601-650 rank band in QS Asia Ranking 2024 based on the data submission of AY 2021-22. While in Southern Asia, Goa University is ranked at 189 by QS ranking. Goa University has been rated as “Very High” in Research output. Goa University performed among Top 73 % in the QS Asia University rankings. The Overall Rank of Goa University in India is 94.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 include 1,904 universities across 108 countries and regions. In this ranking, Goa University's Overall Rank is 1501+ in the World and among all HEI’s in India, the Overall Rank of Goa University is 78.

'India Today' ranked us at 25th level among the General (Government) Universities in India (in 2023). 'The Week' ranked us at 40 (in 2021). Goa University is ranked 35th by the 'Outlook I Care Best University Ranking 2023' among the Government Universities.


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 7000 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 2197 journal publications out of 7000 is 79.

Data from Web of Knowledge Data from Web of Knowledge as on 26 Mar 2024