IISc Bangalore is No 1 University , Miranda House No. 1 college
Delhi’s Miranda House and Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science are India’s best college and university, a countrywide government ranking of educational institutions said on Monday.
Loyola College in Chennai and Shri Ram College were the second and third-best colleges in India, said the survey of “general degree” colleges by the human resource development ministry. . 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.
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.
“Jadavpur and JNU haven’t got good ranking for raising slogan for Afzal Guru but for doing good work,” human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar said.
Massive protests had swept JNU and various parts of India after student leaders were arrested on charges of sedition for allegedly attending an anti-India event that commemorated 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
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.
The institutes were marked on 20 parameters under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) that was launched last year.
The criteria used to rank the institutions included teaching/learning resources, research, graduation outcomes (employability), outreach/ social and gender inclusivity and perception. The government said it emphasised on the quality of research and employer perception during the exercise.
According to newspaper reports, this is the first-of-its-kind indigenous ranking framework for higher education institutions, which has come out with a list of top 100 universities and institutes of engineering, management and pharmacy in the country.
This year, the project had over 800 new participants.
According to release, IISc, Bangalore tops the list of universities second time in a row.
Last year, all 122 centrally-funded institutions - including all central universities, IITs and IIMs - participated in the first round of ranking.
Here's the full list:
1. IISc, Bengaluru
2. IIT, Madras
3. IIT, Bombay
4. IIT, Kharagpur
5. IIT, Delhi
6. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi
7. IIT, Kanpur
8. IIT, Guwahati
9. IIT Roorkee
10 IIT, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi
The framework is primarily divided into two categories:
Category A covered institutions with academic autonomy and a greater focus on research.
Category B comprised colleges and centres affiliated to a university and more focused on teaching. An institution can volunteer to be ranked in both categories
The participating institutes will be ranked on the following parameters:
Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR) - For TLR, institutes are assessed on multiple factors such as student strength, faculty-student ratio, financial resources and their utilization etc. The weightage for TLR in ranking is 0.30.
Research and Professional Practice (RPP) - For RPP, institutes are ranked on factors such as research papers and journals published, quality of publication etc. The weightage for RPP in ranking is 0.30.
Graduation Outcome (GO) - Under GO, institutes are ranked on factors such as placements, median salary, ratio of students admitted to top universities etc. Weightage for this metric for overall ranking is 0.20.
Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) - Under this criteria institutes are assessed on the diversity factor such as number of students from other states, women students etc. The weightage for this metric is 0.10.
Perception - Institutes are also assessed for peer and public perception. The weightage accorded to perception of an institute for overall ranking is 0.10.
More on the Indian Ranking 2017:
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