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THE Higher Education Ranking 2024 – four state and two private universities are listed
According to the Webometrics World University ranking of 2023 January these are the best Private Universities (Non-State higher education Institutes) in Sri Lanka. This post gives only the private universites that offer fee-levying courses; you can check the full list of top universities in Sri Lanka here.
What are Private Universities?
As per our previous post, there are four types of Degree Awarding Higher Education Institutes in Sri Lanka:
- Public National Universities
- Private Institutes which offer Sri Lankan degrees recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC)
- Private Institutes which offer Foreign Degrees in affiliation with Foreign Universities
- Professional Institutes which offer Degree Equivalent Professional Qualifications
The following list includes all universities except Public National Universities (1) in Sri Lanka. However Private universities under the 3 and 4 categories may be included in the world ranking of the respective degree-holding foreign university.
What is webometrics ranking?
Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). The ranking is based on several criteria, which are as follows:
- Presence: The number of web pages of the university indexed by search engines.
- Impact: The visibility of the university’s web pages outside its own web domain, measured by the number of external links to the institution’s web pages.
- Openness: The number of files published in the institutional repository.
- Excellence: The number of papers among the top 10% most cited in 26 disciplines.
- Scholar: The number of papers in the top 10% most cited in 26 disciplines.
Best (Top) Ranked Private Universities in Webometrics 2023 January list
By Prof Hiran Amarasekera
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