IISc ranked India's top university in first NIRF Survey

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The Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bangalore was adjudged as the best Indian university in the first National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)  initiative of the Union human resource development ministry. 

IISc was previously the top-ranking Indian institution named in the Times Higher Education list of 2015. The Mumbai-based Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), was ranked number two by NIRF, with a score of 87.58.

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi and the University of Hyderabad, were ranked third and fourth respectively, while the Tezpur University in Assam was ranked 5th. The University of Delhi or DU was ranked 6th by the NIRF, while the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) was ranked 7th.

IISc ranked India's top university in first NIRF Survey

IITs continue to dominate the list of top ranked engineering colleges. India’s first five IITs, established during 1950s and early 1960s took the first five positions, led by IIT Madras and IIT Bombay with a score of 89.41 and 87.66, respectively. IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur follow in the third, fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

The newer IITs at Hyderabad, Gandhinagar, Ropar-Rupnagar and Patna took the sixth to tenth positions. IIT Guwahati was ranked at eleventh position as it scored 74.63 while  IIT Patna scored a slightly better 74.68 to take 10th place. 

The Vellore Institute of Technology (rank 13) and PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, were the only two private institutes to share rank with the IITs and NITs.

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) continued to dominate business education in the country, as per the NIRF rankings- IIM-Bangalore is the country’s top management institute, with an overall score of 93.04, followed by IIM Ahmedabad, with an overall score of 89.1.

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was launched by the HRD Ministry on September 29, 2015. It evaluates higher educational institutions in Engineering, Management, Universities & Pharmacy categories.

The list made public on Monday ranks nearly 3,500 institutions in six categories to sensitise educational institutes, empower students and parents along with data processing and verification process. The NIRF ranking covers six categories of institutions including universities, engineering, management, pharmacy, architecture and colleges.

Ranking parameters : Institutions  across the country were ranked on the basis of various parameters broadly covering Teaching, Learning and Resources, Research and Professional practices, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach and inclusivity and Perception.

The top 10 universities in India

S.no. Name Score
1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (91.81)
2. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (87.58) 
3. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (86.45)
4. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (85.45)
5. Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam (84.31)
6. University of Delhi, Delhi (83.19)
7. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (81.22)
8. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (78.82)
9. Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani (76.85)
10. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (76.62)


Top 10 management institutes in India

S.no. Name Score
1. Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore 93.04
2. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad 89.1
3. Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta 87.45
4. Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow 86.12
5. Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur 84.22
6. Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode 81.97
7. International Management Institute, New Delhi 81.77
8. Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal 81.01
9. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 79.43
10. Indian Institute of Management, Indore 78.62


Top 10 engineering institutes in India

S.no. Name Score
1. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 89.41
2. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 87.66
3. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 83.91
4. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi 82.02
5. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 81.07
6. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 78.68
7. Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad  77.22
8. Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar  75.20
9. Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar Rupnagar 74.88
10. Indian Institute of Technology, Patna  74.68


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