NIRF ranking 2017: Bangalore's IISc judged best university, Delhi's Miranda House best college | Check out top 10 list

03 April 2017, 07:06 PM
Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science has been ranked best university in India by Govt's NIRF rankings (File Photo)
Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science has been ranked best university in India by Govt's NIRF rankings (File Photo)

The annual National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings for higher educational institutions in India was released by Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry on Monday. This year, Delhi’s Miranda House and Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science have secured the ranks of India’s best college and university

Loyola College in Chennai and Shri Ram College were the second and third-best colleges in India. This is the first time colleges have been ranked.

Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University – which was at the centre of a storm on nationalism last year – was ranked second among universities while Banaras Hindu University secured third position. Seven IITs were among the top 10 in the overall ranking category.

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Indian Institute of Technology-Madras was the top engineering school while Jamia Hamdard was judged the best pharmacy institute. Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad was adjudged the finest management institute.

Kolkata’s Jadavpur University – whose students have also faced criticism for being “anti-national” – was ranked fifth among universities.The Kolkata university was also ranked amongst top 10 for engineering colleges. 

The rankings are crucial because government funding for institutions are dependent on them. Schools that do well in the NIRF will also be favourably viewed for greater autonomy and more international exposure, the government said.

More than 3,300 institutes were considered for the survey, which was first published in 2016 but didn’t include colleges because the response was poor. Prominent colleges that didn’t apply this year included Delhi’s St Stephen’s College, Hindu College, Delhi School of Economics, Ramjas College and Hansraj College, among others.

Institutes are ranked by the National Bureau of Accreditation (NBA) based on their teaching and learning resources, graduation outcome, perception, outreach and inclusivity and research productivity. This year, the project has more than 800 new participants and some new categories will also be introduced in medicine and law.

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Top 10 universities in Common Overall Ranking
1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
2. Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
3. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
4. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
5. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
6. Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
7. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
8. Indian Institute of Technology, Guauhati
9. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
10. Banaras Hindu University

Top 10 universities among 100 universities
1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
2. Jawahalal Nehru University, Delhi
3. Banaras Hindu University, Vasanasi
4. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Research, Bengaluru
5. Jadavpur University, Kolkata
6. Anna University Chennai
7. University of Hyderabad, Telangana
8. University of Delhi
9. Amrita Vishwa Vidaypeetham, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
10. Savitribai Phule Pune University, Maharashtra

Top 10 Colleges in India
1. Miranda House, Delhi
2. Loyola College, Madras
3. Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi
4. Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirapalli
5. Atama Ram Sanatan Dharma College, New Delhi
6. St Xavier’s College, Calcutta
7. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi
8. Dyal Singh College, New Delhi
9. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, New Delhi
10. Womens’ Christian College, Madras

Top 10 Engineering institutes
1. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
2. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
3. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
4. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
5. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
6. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
7. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
8. Anna University, Chennai
9. Jadavpur University, Kolkata
10. Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

Top 10 Management institutes
1. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
2. Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
3. Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
4. Indian Institutes of Management, Lucknow
5. Indian Institute of Management, Kazhikode
6. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
7. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
8. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
9. Jamshedpur Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur
10. Indian Institute of Management, Indore

First Published: Monday, April 03, 2017 04:19 PM
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