MHRD NIRF 2017 Rankings: IISc Bangalore best overall

nirf-2017The 2017 ranking of academic institutions in India under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) released on Monday, April 3 saw the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, capture top spot in the Common Overall Rank and University categories while IIT Madras, IIM Ahmedabad and Jamia Hamdard emerged as the top institutes under the Engineering, Management and Pharmacy categories respectively.

 

Released by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Mr. Prakash Javadekar at Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi, the India Rankings 2017 marked the second such release of a ranking list of Indian Higher Educational Institutions on the basis of performance after the first list issued in April 2016. The rating process saw the participation of 3300 educational institutions across the country which were ranked in six different categories including Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Universities, General Degree Colleges and Common Overall Rank, with the latter two categories newly introduced this year.

 

Calling it a ‘significant achievement’ for his government, Mr. Javadekar announced that the rankings would be used as a means to improve the quality of educational institutions in the country. “Many higher educational institutions are running with sub-critical faculty and there significant scope for reforms in the sector. The India Rankings 2017 will help us identify the areas needing most reforms,” Mr. Javadekar said.

 

Careers360 brings you the list of top 20 institutions in each of the six NIRF ranking categories announced by the MHRD.

 

NIRF Ranking 2017: Top 20 Engineering Institutions

 

Each of the top three colleges from last year’s list retained their positions in the same order for the 2017 rankings as well. The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Madras, Bombay and Kharagpur are ranked first, second and third respectively. Eight of the top ten engineering colleges are also IITs. The top twenty engineering colleges in India as per the MHRD are as below:

NIRF Ranking 2017: Top 20 Management Institutions

 

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore slipped to the second position, losing its top spot to IIM Ahmedabad in the process. IIM Calcutta maintained its third position from last year. The Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur was a new entrant in the top ten with four IITs also finding a place in the list of 20.

NIRF Ranking 2017: Top 20 Universities

 

The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, retained its top spot in the list of best Central Universities in the country. Jawaharlal Nehru University replaced Institute of Chemical Technology in second place while Banaras Hindu University moved up four places from last year to round off the top three.

Rank

Institute Name

City

State

1

Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

Bengaluru

Karnataka

2

Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi

Delhi

3

Banaras Hindu University

Varanasi

Uttar Pradesh

4

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

Bengaluru

Karnataka

5

Jadavpur University

Kolkata

West Bengal

6

Anna University

Chennai

Tamil Nadu

7

University of Hyderabad

Hyderabad

Telangana

8

University of Delhi

Delhi

Delhi

9

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu

10

Savitribai Phule Pune University

Pune

Maharashtra

11

Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh

Uttar Pradesh

12

Jamia Millia Islamia

New Delhi

Delhi

13

Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani

Pilani

Rajasthan

14

Vellore Institute of Technology

Vellore

Tamil Nadu

15

Indian Agricultural Research Institute

New Delhi

Delhi

16

Calcutta University

Kolkata

West Bengal

17

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu

18

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Manipal

Karnataka

19

Visva Bharati

Kolkata

West Bengal

20

Siksha O Anusandhan University

Bhubaneswar

Odisha

NIRF Ranking 2017: Top Pharmacy Colleges

 

New Delhi’s Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, rose to first from third in the list of top pharmaceutical colleges in the country, replacing the Manipal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the process.

NIRF Ranking 2017: Top General Degree Colleges

 

As one of two new categories introduced for India Rankings 2017, the list of top general degree colleges was derived from the 535 Arts, Science and other degree colleges which participated in the ratings process. Miranda House and Shri Ram College of Commerce, both affiliated to Delhi University, occupy the first and third positions respectively while Loyola College, affiliated to the University of Madras, obtained the second spot.

Rank

Institute Name

City

State

1

Miranda House

New Delhi

Delhi

2

Loyola College

Chennai

Tamil Nadu

3

Shri Ram College of Commerce

New Delhi

Delhi

4

Bishop Heber College

Tiruchirapalli

Tamil Nadu

5

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College

New Delhi

Delhi

6

St. Xavier`s College

Kolkata

West Bengal

7

Lady Shri Ram College for Women

New Delhi

Delhi

8

Dyal Singh College

New Delhi

Delhi

9

Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College

New Delhi

Delhi

10

Women's Christian College

Chennai

Tamil Nadu

11

P.S.G. College of Arts & Science

Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu

12

Madras Christian College

Chennai

Tamil Nadu

13

Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College

District Virudhnagar

Tamil Nadu

14

P.S.G.R. Krishnammal College for Women

Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu

15

Keshav Mahavidyalaya

New Delhi

Delhi

16

Ethiraj College for Women

Chennai

Tamil Nadu

17

Christ College (Autonomous)

Thrissur

Kerala

18

Loreto College

Calcutta

West Bengal

19

Kongunadu Arts & Science College

Coimbatore

Tamil Nadu

20

Acharya Narendra Dev College

New Delhi

Delhi

NIRF Ranking 2017: Top Overall Colleges

 

For the 2017 rankings, the NIRF decided that all candidate institutions, independent of their discipline or nature will be given a common overall rank as long as they have a total of atleast 1000 enrolled students, or if they are funded by the Government of India. 724 institutions found a place in the Overall institution rankings with IISc Bangalore, IIT Madras and IIT Bombay occupying the top three spots. A total of seven out of the top ten institutions are IITs.

As shared by Mr. Javadekar, nearly 70% of India’s academic research output originated in the 3300 institutions which participated in the NFIR India Rankings 2017. The top hundred academic institutions in the Overall category accounted for 80% of total research output.

 

This year marked the first time large institutions were given a common overall rank as well as a discipline specific rank wherever applicable. To be eligible for the rankings, institutions were required to have graduated atleast three batches of students in any particular full-time programme. Institutions focusing on a single main discipline with less than 1000 students enrolled were only given a discipline specific rank. There were also some prominent colleges which did not participate in the rankings, including St. Stephen’s, Hindu College, Delhi School of Economics and Hansraj College.

 

Around 20 parameters were used to rank the institutions in the respective lists. Apart from the six broad categories above, the institutions were also ranked on the basis of the following parameters in sync with international standards:

  • Teaching, Learning and Resources

  • Research and Professional Practices

  • Graduation Outcomes

  • Outreach and Inclusivity

  • Perception

Regional diversity, gender equity, inclusion of disadvantaged sections and outreach were some of the India-specific parameters used.

 

While stating that the NIRF India Rankings have succeeded as a credible framework and function as a good competition for excellence and continuous quality improvement, Mr. Javadekar also said that the release of grants and funds by the MHRD will also be dependent on these ranking and the higher the ranks obtained by institutions, the higher will be the amounts released for their development.

 

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