IISc Bengaluru tops ‘NIRF India Rankings 2018’

In this third edition of NIRF India Rankings, a total of 2809 institutions have participated in 9 categories

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar addressing at the release of India Rankings 2018 for Higher Educational Institutions and presentation of awards under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), in New Delhi on April 03, 2018. The Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Dr Satya Pal Singh and other dignitaries are also seen.

New Delhi: The Bengaluru based Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has been overall ranked at the top of the NIRF rankings released by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, Government of India.

List of top 10 India Rankings 2018 also includes the Indian Institute of Technology Madras at the 2nd position. The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has been ranked at 3rd, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi as 4th, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur as 5th, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi at 6th, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur at 7th, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee at 8th rank respectively. The 9th rank has gone to the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and 10th to Anna University, Chennai.

Under the University category, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru has retained the number one position followed on 2nd rank by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi has been ranked at 3rd place. The Anna University, University of Hyderabad, Jadavpur University, University of Delhi, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham have been ranked at 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th position respectively. Savitribai Phule Pune University and  Aligarh Muslim University have got 9th and 10th position respectively.

In this third edition of India Rankings, a total of 2809 institutions have participated in 9 categories. Collectively they have submitted 3954 distinct profiles, some in multiple disciplines/categories. This includes 301 Universities, 906 Engineering Institutions, 487 Management Institutions, 286 Pharmacy Institutions, 71 Law Institutions, 101 Medical Institutions, 59 Architecture Institutions and 1087 General Degree Colleges.

The Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Mr Prakash Javadekar, released the NIRF India Rankings 2018 in various categories on the basis of performance of Higher Educational Institutions in a programme held in New Delhi. The Minister of State Human Resource Development, Dr Satya Pal Singh released the report on the NIRF Rankings during the event. 69 top institutions in 9 categories were given awards at yesterday’s event.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Prakash Javadekar said that the idea behind these rankings is to promote quality in education and encourage competition to perform better and to set up new benchmarks of performance in Higher education space. He lauded the efforts of the team under National Institutional Ranking framework (NIRF) for bringing out the most authentic ranking system of the country. The Minister also congratulated all the winner institutions for their excellent performance.

The Minister said that to promote quality education, we are providing support for setting up and upgrading of 10 public and 10 private Institutions of Eminence (IOEs) so as to enable them to reach amongst top 100 of world institutions ranking. The list of 20 IOEs will be released soon. He further said that various initiatives of the HRD Ministry like GIAN, RUSA, SWAYAM, SWAYAM Prabha, TEQUIP III, Smart India Hackathon, etc are in direction to further boost the Quality, Research and Innovation in education.

Mr R Subrahmanyam, Secretary, Higher Education, M/o HRD; Mr Surendra Prasad, Chairman NBA; Prof. D. B. Singh, Chairman UGC; Mr Anil Sahsrabudhe, Chairperson AICTE and representatives of award-winning higher education institutions were present on the occasion.

“India Rankings 2018” have ranked institutions in the disciplines/categories mentioned above, and have also provided a common overall rank across all disciplines for those institutions which have more than 1000 enrolled students.

The parameters used for India Rankings 2018 are broadly similar to those used in previous years. However, some of the sub-parameters have been further tweaked for greater robustness and accuracy. In particular for evaluating Research Impact, parameters for quality of publications have been enhanced to include the number of highly cited papers, (i.e., number of papers lying in the top 25 percentile of citations) in addition to the usual parameters of publications per faculty and citations per paper.

Among the pharmacy rankings, the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Mohali has been ranked one. The Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi was ranked at number 2. The 3rd and 4th rank has been given to Panjab University, Chandigarh and Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. The Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani has been accorded 5th rank. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Hyderabad 6th rank. Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai have been ranked 7th and 8th rank respectively. SVKM`s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai has been positioned at 9th rank. JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore is at 10th position.

In the medical category, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi is at the 1st position. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and Christian Medical College, Vellore have been ranked at 2nd and 3rd position respectively.