IISc India's top varsity, Miranda House top college: NIRF ranking

03 April 2017

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore has been ranked as the top university in India in overall parameters, followed by Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

IISc had last month been ranked 8 in the world's rankings of small universities in the Times Higher Education Rankings for 2017.

IISc was ranked among top 10 small varsities that included the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) from the US, Ecole Normale Superieure from France and Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea.

The results of the second edition of the domestic ranking announced by HRD minister Prakash Javadekar today, ranks educational institutions under five categories - overall, colleges, universities, management and engineering.

JNU, which was at third position in the previous ranking, has been ranked second this year in 'Universities' category.

The university, which has been at the centre of controversies for over a year, has been placed at the sixth position last time.

The NIRF outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations and broad understanding arrived at by a core committee set up by the ministry, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions.

The parameters broadly cover 'teaching, learning and resources', 'research and professional practices', 'graduation outcomes', 'outreach and inclusivity' and 'perception'.

IIM-Ahmedabad and IIM-Bangalore have switched positions in the top management institute list. Last year the Bangalore institution was placed ahead of IIM-Ahmedabad.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has been ranked as the best engineering college in India.

Deemed university Jamia Hamdard in Delhi is number one in pharmacy category, while Miranda House in the national capital has been ranked the best college in the country.

In the list of best colleges in India, Miranda House in Delhi was followed by Loyola College in Chennai. This is the first time general colleges have been ranked in the NIRF.

Launched in 2015, NIRF is a methodology adopted by the HRD ministry to rank all institutions of higher education in India.

Over 3,300 institutes participated in the second edition of the India Rankings. The rankings are crucial because government funding for institutions are dependent on them.

Top 10 Universities in India 2017

  1. Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
  3. Banaras Hindu University
  4. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Delhi
  5. Jadavpur University, West Bengal
  6. Anna University, Chennai
  7. University of Hyderabad, Telangana
  8. Univesity of Delhi, Delhi
  9. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
  10. Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

Top 10 Colleges in India 2017

  1. Miranda House, Delhi
  2. Loyola College, Chennai
  3. Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi
  4. Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli
  5. Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Delhi
  6. St Xavier's College, Kolkata
  7. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi
  8. Dayal Singh College, Delhi
  9. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, Delhi
  10. Women's Christian College, Chennai

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