NIRF: IIT Madras best educational institution in the country; 7 IIT in the top 10, IISc and JNU best universities
Seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) were in the top 10 overall – IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati and IIT Roorkee.
According to the fifth edition of the annual ranking, the top three universities are IISc Bengaluru, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU).
IIM Ahmedabad has been ranked as the best business school in the country, followed by IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta.
Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” announced that Miranda College ranked first among colleges, followed by Lady Sri Ram College for Women, Hindu College and St Stephen’s College, all under the University of Delhi (DU).
According to the ranking, the top three engineering colleges in the country are IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, and IIT Bombay.
In the pharmacy category, the best institute is Jamia Hamdard in Delhi, followed by Panjab University in Chandigarh and the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research in Mohali.
In the category of medical colleges, AIIMS, Delhi won first place, followed by PGI, Chandigarh and CMC, Vellore.
Annual rankings are usually announced in April but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These rankings serve as a guide for students to select universities based on a set of criteria and help universities improve their performance on various ranking parameters and identify research gaps and areas for improvement. This exercise has also created a habit of organizing data by institutions and most importantly, these institutions are trying to become more competitive,” Nishank said.
The Minister of HRD attributed the performance of Indian institutions in international rankings to the weight they give to the parameter of perception and reputation.
“I don’t agree with their metrics, whether it’s the Times Higher Education Ranking or the QS rankings, some of our very credible institutions have produced alumni who are spread all over the world, we do excellent research , we should be judged on those parameters,” he said.
The ranking framework rates institutions on five broad, generic groups of metrics: teaching, learning and resources (TLR), research and professional practice (RP), graduation outcomes (GO), outreach and inclusion (OI), and perception (PR). The rankings are assigned on the basis of the sum of the scores assigned for each of these five major groups of parameters.
The country’s dental colleges were first ranked by the NIRF. Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Manipal College of Dental Sciences and DY Patil Vidyapeeth were ranked among the top three institutes in this category.
The three major institutions of architectural studies are IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee and National Institute of Technology Calicut.
The top three law schools are – National Law School of India University, Bengaluru; National Law University, New Delhi and Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad.
A total of 3,771 universities and colleges across the country participated in the ranking process.
The QS World University Rankings were announced on Wednesday, in which two IITs – Delhi and Bombay – and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru maintained their position in the top 200, despite losing a few points.
The QS ranking is the second consecutive international list where Indian universities performed poorly compared to 2019. Last week, the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings also showed that Indian institutes have slipped in their rankings.