source-Express News Service
The ‘India Rankings 2016’ has been released by the Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Monday 4th APRIL 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan New Delhi . 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.
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has put IIT Madras on the top spot, as the topmost engineering college, followed by IIT Mumbai and IIT Kharagpur. The top management institution is IIM Bangalore, while Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore is the best university in India.
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the University of Hyderabad have also made the cut in the list of best universities of India. While the JNU has been ranked third, Hyderabad University has been named fourth best institute.
All 122 centrally-funded institutions – including all central universities, IITs and IIMs – participated in the first round of ranking. 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.
In Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies rankings for 2016, Indian educational institutes bagged 16 places among top 200 universities. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore was ranked 16, the only Indian institute to be featured in the top 20.
List of top 10 universities in the country:
- Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
- Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
- Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
- University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
- Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam
- University of Delhi, Delhi
- Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
- Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvanathapuram
- Birla Institute of Technology and Science -Pilani
- Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Read: Check out the ranking of all the universities here