Indian universities: national ranking, 2018
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National Institutional Ranking Framework, rankings- 2018
Top places to study in India- top colleges, medical, top universities, engineering, management, 2018
IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and IIT Kharagpur also make it to the top 5 of the overall list
Delhi’s Jawaharlal University (JNU) holds on to its sixth position, while Anna University, Chennai is a new entrant in the top 10
The National Institutional Ranking Framework initiated by the government of India in 2016, announced its Indian Rankings 2018.
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, continued its dominance leading the list of top institutions in overall and university category for the second and third consecutive year. Among those who continued their leading positions include IIT Madras in the engineering category for the third straight time, while Miranda House of Delhi University continues to be the top ranked college of the country. The top institutions were awarded by Prakash Javadekar, Union minister for human resource development. This year for the first time medical and dental colleges were also ranked by the NIRF. Apart from them, NIRF has also added Architecture and Law this year.
NIRF, in its first rankings in 2016, had four categories — universities, engineering, management and pharmacy. In 2017, overall and college categories were added. In all, close to 4,000 applications were received this year.
In the overall category, among the top 10 list there are six IITs which include Madras (2nd), Bombay (3rd), Delhi (4th), Kharagpur (5th), Kanpur (7th) and Roorkee (8th). Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University held on to its sixth position, while Anna University, Chennai is a new entrant in the top 10.
IIT, Guwahati dropped out of the top 10 list, falling to 12 this year from the eighth rank it achieved last year. The rankings assume significance as performance of institutions has been linked with “Institutions of Eminence” scheme.
Maintaining its dominance for the third consecutive year, the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore leads the list of top institutions in the overall and university categories, according to the National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings for 2018.
IISc Bangalore is followed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and IIT Kharagpur – the top five on the overall list. + Delhi’s Jawaharlal University (JNU) holds on to its sixth position, while Anna University, Chennai is a new entrant in the top 10.
NIRF is the only national ranking framework for the country’s higher education institutions. The rankings were introduced by the government in 2016. In the first year, NIRF had four categories of educational institutions -- universities, engineering, management and pharmacy. Two more categories -- overall and college -- were added the following year. This year, another three categories have been included -- medical and dental colleges (single category), law and architecture -- making it a total of nine categories. Some 3,000 applications were received in 2017 -- a number that in 2018 touched close to 4,000.
University category: IISc Bangalore, which was number one in 2017, bags the top spot this year. JNU Delhi is in second place while Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi) is third -- both retain their positions from the previous year.
College category: Delhi University dominates this category, with five of its colleges featured in the top 10 list. Miranda House continues to be the top ranked college in the country, followed by St Stephens in second place. Hindu College (4th), Shri Ram College of Commerce (7th) and Lady Shri Ram College (8th) are the others that make it to the top 10.
Engineering category: Chennai can boast of the having the best engineering college, with IIT-Madras number one for the third year in a row. The IITs, as expected, bag eight of the top 10 engineering slots.
Management category: The top four IIMs – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta and Lucknow – predictably corner the glory, followed by IIT-Bombay at fifth rank.
Pharmacy and Architecture: National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali is the premier pharmacy institute, while IIT Kharagpur makes it to another list -- it’s the number one architecture institute in the country.
Medical category: Premier healthcare institute All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS, Delhi) tops the list while Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER Chandigarh) is number two.
Law: The top spot goes to a Bengaluru university once again -- the National Law School of India (NLSIU), followed by the National Law University in Delhi.
STATES, CITIES LOOK AT RANKINGS CLOSELY
The rankings are important since they reflect the quality of education, encourage competition and help set new benchmarks of performance in the higher education space.
Chennai, in particular, has reason to be proud. Recognizing its academic achievements, Anna University is 10th in the overall category. It’s also moved to fourth place from last year’s sixth rank on in the university list. IIT-Madras is another feather in the city’s cap -- it’s ranked the best engineering college in the country and retains its second position in the overall category.
Sunil Paliwal, state higher education secretary, noted how Tamil Nadu was way ahead of other states in the NIRF 2018 list. “The state government has been urging authorities to give importance to NIRF and NAAC accreditation in all the meetings of vice-chancellors and regional joint directors held in the last one year. That is why a greater number of government colleges participated this year and it is paying dividends now.”
The overall list
According National Board of Accreditation sources apart from the government institutions, a large number of private higher education institutions have joined the rankings this year who were not part of the process earlier.
NIRF India Rankings 2018
1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1)
2. IIT Madras (2)
3. IIT Bombay (3)
4. IIT Delhi (5)
5. IIT Kharagpur (4)
6. Jawaharlal Nehru University (6)
7. IIT Kanpur (7)
8. IIT Roorkee (9)
9. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (10)
10. Anna University, Chennai (13)
Top 10 Universities
1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1)
2. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2)
3. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (3)
4. Anna University, Chennai (6)
5. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (7)
6. Jadavpur University, Kolkata (5)
7. University of Delhi, New Delhi (8)
8. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore (9)
9. Savitribai Phule Pune University (10)
10. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (11)
Top 10 Medical Institutes
1) All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi
2) Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
3) Christian Medical College, Vellore
4) Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
5) King George`s Medical University, Lucknow
6) Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry
7) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
8) Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi
9) Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
10) Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai
Top 10 Colleges
1. Miranda House, Delhi University (1)
2. St, Stephens, Delhi University (n/a)
3. Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli (4)
4. Hindu College, Delhi (n/a)
5. Presidency College, Chennai,
6. Loyola College, Chennai (2)
7. Shri Ram College for Commerce, Delhi (3)
8. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi (7)
9. Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Howrah (n/a)
10. Madras Christian College, Chennai (12)
Top 10 Engineering Institutes
1. IIT Madras (1)
2. IIT Bombay (2)
3. IIT Delhi (4)
4. IIT Kharagpur (3)
5. IIT Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (5)
6. IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand (6)
7. IIT Guwahati, Assam (7)
8. Anna University, Chennai (8)
9. IIT, Hyderabad (10)
10. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (14)
Top 10 Management Institutes
1. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad (1)
2. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore (2)
3. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta (3)
4. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow (4)
5. Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Bombay (n/a)
6. Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (5)
7. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur (7)
8. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi (6)
9. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee (8)
10. Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur (9)
Top 10 Law Institutes
1)National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
2) National Law University, New Delhi
3) Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad
4) Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur
5) National Law University Jodhpur, Jodhpur
6) Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
7) The West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences, Kolkata
8) Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
9) Symbiosis Law School, Pune
10) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar College of Law, Visakhapatnam
Top 10 Pharmacy Institutes
1) National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali
2) Jamia Hamdard, Delhi
3) University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh
4) Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
5) Birla Institute of Technology & Science -Pilani
6) National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad
7) Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal
8) Bombay College of Pharmacy
9) SVKM, Mumbai
10) JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore
Top 10 Architecture Institutes
1) Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
2) Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
3) School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi
4) College of Engineering Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram
5) School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal
6) Anna University, Chennai
7) JNAFAU School of Planning and Architecture, Hyderabad
8) Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
9) National Institute of Technology Hamirpur
Note: Brackets are last year rankings
Ranking promotes competition among the Universities and drive them to strive for excellence. Government has also started a scheme called ‘Institutions of Eminence’ in which 20 institutions both public and private, would be selected on challenge method and they would be actively supported to come up in the global rankings.
In NIRF, to promote Research and Development in Higher Education, ‘Research and Professional Practices’ has been given the highest weightage of 40%, for ranking Universities.
Indian universities: national ranking, 2018