New Delhi: Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has emerged at the top of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) which assesses Indian higher education institutions on the basis of their performance.
The second edition of the ranking, established by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, lists seven Indian institutes of technology among the top 10: Madras (2), Bombay (3), Kharagpur (4), Delhi (5), Kanpur (7 ), Guwahati (8) and Roorkee (9). Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi respectively took sixth and tenth positions in the ranking based on five main parameters: teaching, learning and resources (0.30 weighting); research and professional practices (0.30 weighting); graduation outcomes (0.20 weight), awareness and inclusion (0.10 weight) and perception (0.10 weight).
In March, the IISc this year took eighth place in the âBest Small Universitiesâ in the world in the British Times Higher Education (THE) ranking, at the top of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), in the United States. It became the first and only Indian institute. to reach the top 10.
Institutes in the disciplines of engineering, management, universities, colleges and pharmacy were ranked in the NIRF 2017. A total of 724 institutes participated in this year’s survey.
The NIRF was approved by the MHRD and launched on September 29, 2015.
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IIT Madras retained its position as the country’s leading engineering institute, followed by IITs in Bombay, Kharagpur, Delhi and Kanpur.
IIM Ahmedabad took the first place among management training institutes. The IIMs of Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow and Kozhikode reached the top five places. IIM Bangalore was number one in management last year.
IISc Bangalore has maintained its position as the best university. Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru and Jadavpur University Kolkata occupied the next four places in the universities category.
Six colleges at the University of Delhi were among the top 10 colleges in the ranking. They are Miranda House (1), Shri Ram College of Commerce (3), Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College (5), Lady Shri Ram College for Women (7), Dyal Singh College (8) and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College (9) . Apart from these, Loyola College, Chennai is the second best college according to the ranking while Bishop Heber College in Tiruchirapalli is in fourth place, St. Xaviers College, Kolkata in sixth place and The Women’s Christian College has reached the position 10.
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In the previous edition of the ranking, the Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Manipal, Karnataka was the best college of pharmacy.
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