World ranking of Sri Lanka Universities 2014 January – Top 30

Universities 8 7446

Webometrics (www.webometrics.info) issued recent 2014 World Ranking of Universities. According to 2014 January ranking University of Colombo, Moratuwa, Peradeniya, Ruhuna and Sri Jayewardenepura became the best five Universities in Sri Lanka.


Top-10-Sri-Lankan-Universities

RankingWorld Ranksort descendingUniversityDet.Presence Rank*Impact Rank*Openness Rank*Excellence Rank*
1
2251
University of Colombo
4044
3387
2701
2106
2
2754
University of Moratuwa
3691
3684
2426
3133
3
2810
University of Peradeniya
4478
5490
3024
1841
4
3902
University of Ruhuna
1393
5920
5801
3714
5
4146
University of Sri Jayewardenepura
666
7648
5577
3548
6
4417
University of Kelaniya
6439
7179
4707
2646
7
6097
Open University of Sri Lanka
3756
8140
2560
5155
8
6716
University of Jaffna
4679
9796
7255
3548
9
10153
Rajarata University
7273
12059
8142
5155
10
10779
Sabaragamuwa University
12321
11065
8527
5155
11
11050
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
7892
11168
14241
5155
12
11192
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
5793
13372
11432
5155
13
11354
General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
7952
14604
6766
5155
14
11930
Eastern University of Sri Lanka
12802
12328
13363
4491
15
11985
South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
4764
14158
14080
5155
16
12192
National Institute of Education Sri Lanka
18377
7899
16715
5155
17
13184
Institute of Fundamental Studies Sri Lanka
14698
15155
13441
3714
18
13532
Industrial Technology Institute
16772
14509
12733
4128
19
14236
Uva Wellassa University
13789
14340
14418
5155
20
14681
Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture
16723
15592
10155
5155
21
14963
Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Sri Lanka
11814
17061
11706
5155
22
14967
Postgraduate Institute of Sciences
18844
14995
11034
5155
23
15001
Informatics Institute of Technology Sri Lanka
13334
16397
12530
5155
24
15146
Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
12929
16526
13074
5155
25
15624
Arthur C Clarke Institute of Modern Technologies
17575
13899
17202
5155
26
16071
University of the Visual & Performing Arts
16996
15513
16161
5155
27
16846
Buddhist and Pali University
16926
16637
16459
5155
28
18202
Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education
20707
17438
16417
5155
29
18654
Institute of Engineering Technology
19313
19252
14744
5155
30
19697
Sri Lanka Press Institute
18230
20252
16837
5155

Earlier World rankings:
2013 July
http://studentlanka.com/2013/08/27/top-best-universities-in-sri-lanka-according-to-webometrics-world-ranking-2013-july/

2013 January
http://studentlanka.com/2013/02/07/best-universities-world-ranking-2013/

2012 July Rankings
http://studentlanka.com/2012/07/31/world-ranking-of-sri-lanka-universities-2012-july-%E2%80%93-top-30

How this World Ranking is calculated:
According to webometrics site they calculate World Ranking according to following criteria.

Visibility (50%)

IMPACT. The quality of the contents is evaluated through a “virtual referendum”, counting all the external inlinks that the University webdomain receives from third parties. Those links are recognizing the institutional prestige, the academic performance, the value of the information, and the usefulness of the services as introduced in the webpages according to the criteria of millions of web editors from all over the world.

Activity (50%)

PRESENCE (1/3). The total number of webpages hosted in the main webdomain (including all the subdomains and directories) of the university as indexed by the largest commercial search engine (Google). It counts every webpage, including all the formats recognized individually by Google, both static and dynamic pages and other rich files.

OPENNESS (1/3). The global effort to set up institutional research repositories is explicitly recognized in this indicator that takes into account the number of rich files (pdf, doc, docx, ppt) published in dedicated websites according to the academic search engine Google Scholar. Both the total files Both the total records and those with correctly formed file names are considered (for example, the Adobe Acrobat files should end with the suffix .pdf).

EXCELLENCE (1/3). The academic papers published in high impact international journals are playing a very important role in the ranking of Universities. Using simply the total number of papers can be misleading, so we are restricting the indicator to only those excellent publications, i.e. the university scientific output being part of the 10% most cited papers in their respective scientific fields. Although this is a measure of high quality output of research institutions, the data provider Scimago group supplied non-zero values for more than 5200 universities (period 2003-2010). In future editions it is intended to match the counting periods between Scholar and Scimago sources.

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Hiran

University Senior Lecturer at University of Sri Jayewardenepra, Sri Lanka

8 Comments

  1. Hiran February 16, 2014 at 11:13 pm - 

    World class university should concentrate on Teaching and Research. That is why all World University Ranking systems give major emphasis on Research.
    There are other rankings systems such as QS ranking, Times Higher Education etc. In those rankings none of teh Sri Lankan universities got any place.

  2. sheedh February 15, 2014 at 2:46 pm - 

    hello friends, can any one let me know hoe to get admission in open university?

  3. Sanka February 15, 2014 at 11:57 am - 

    Hi,Please go to below link. That will communicate the methodology of doing this survey or the ranking. It is mainly based on the web related information. Nothing is involved with the quality of the lectures, students, subjects, examinations, culture, environments and so on. Hence, this is not a good indicator for the ranking of Universities (Especially Sri Lankan Universities). Accordingly, this ranking may be changed according to the level focus or the involvement on web related information of the particular University. Therefore, this will not communicate a correct picture of universities.
    (More Details from the Link: http://webometrics.info/en/Methodology

  4. Dhammika February 14, 2014 at 5:02 pm - 

    This shows how poor Sri Lankan Universities are!! why do we need to compete for these kind of universities??? this this is the utter truth!!!

  5. Ashroff February 13, 2014 at 1:02 pm - 

    Proud of OU.

  6. Dilney February 13, 2014 at 1:01 pm - 

    U of Colombo is the best in Sri Lanka

  7. Hiran February 13, 2014 at 9:49 am - 

    These ranking were based on four criteria as indicated in the Post. Many Sri Lankan universities got lower ranking due to their research input. Need to publish more on international rated Journals.

  8. Dunith February 13, 2014 at 9:47 am - 

    None of the Sri Lankan Universities were able to get event 2000 level. Why is that?

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