Govt. Ranking of Higher Educational Institu­tions

  • Row-hit JNU, Hyderabad University ranked among top central varsities.
  • Indian Institute of Science figures at the top among Universities.
  • IIT-Madras and IIM Bengaluru best technological and management institutions.

Higher educational institutions from South India have topped streams across engineering, management, pharmacy and universities, the first such ranking by the ministry of human resource development has revealed. Also, government-run institutions dominate the list across streams despite the fact that private ones showed greater enthusiasm in participating in the process.

Four Universities—Jawahar Lai Nehru University, University of Hyderabad and Aligarh Muslim University —in the news for sometime past have all made to the list of top 25 Universities. JNU is at three, UH at four, AMU at 10 and Visva Bharati at 11. Punjab University, Chandigarh is ranked 12th.


National Institutional Ranking Framework designed by a 16-member core team and involving various agencies like National Board of Accreditation (NBA),

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), University Grants Commission (UGC) and others was done after data from 1,438 engineering colleges, 609 manage- The Indian Institute of Science, ment institutions, 454 Bengaluru, has been rated as the best pharmacy colleges and university under the National Insti- 233 universities was tutional Ranking Framework, unveiled by HRD minister Smriti Irani.

IIT, Madras tops the list of engineering colleges, IIM, Benga-luru is the best among management institutes, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences is the number one pharmacy institute and Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru is the top ranked university.

In engineering category, top 11 slots have been taken by IITs, including new ones like Patna, Ropar, Gandhi­nagar, and Hyderabad. Only two fully private engineer­ing colleges-BIT Ranchi (rank 17) and Vellore Institute of Technology (rank 13) are in the list of 25. Government-run or funded engineering colleges rule the ranking.

In the management category, IIMs dominate the rankings from one to six. IIM, Ahmedabad is at second rank. Again, as in the case of IITs, new IIMs like the one in Udaipur have made it to a higher rank than the IIMs which are a little older and more than reputed private institutions.

Private institutions have a more robust presence in the management category. Thiagrajar School of Manage­ment, Madurai (rank 15), SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai (rank 16), Vellore Institute of Tech­nology (rank 17) and Lai Bahadur Shashtri Institute of Management, Delhi (rank 24) and Birla Institute of Technology (rank 25) appear in the list.

Among universities, Institute of Chemical Tech­nology established in 1933 by the University of Mumbai and made a deemed university in 2008 is second followed by JNU, HU and Tezpur University. Delhi University is at number six, Banaras Hindu University at seven. Private universities like BITS, Pilani (rank 9), Bharatihar Univer­sity (rank 14), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Coimbatore (rank 19) and Guru Jambeshwar University of Science & Technology, Hissar is ranked 24.

On five parameters Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), Research, Professional Practice & Collaborative Performance (RPC), Graduation Outcome (GO), Outreach & Inclusivity (OI) and Perception-JNU and HC scored high on perception. JNU scored 98.5 out of 100 while HC and DU got 97.6.


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