IIT, Madras, emerges top Institute in India


The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, emerged top among the higher educational institutions in India as part of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, released the rankings of Institutions of Higher Education on Thursday.

While the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru came in the second position, the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, was ranked third. The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur was placed in the fourth place and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in the fifth place.

Among the universities, the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi were placed in the first second and third positions. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore and Jadavpur University, Kolkata, are in the next two places.

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras emerged top among the Engineering institutes in the country. The second placed institute is Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. The third place is taken by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and the fourth place by Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is in the fifth position.

With respect to ranking in the Management category, the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad has topped the place   The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, are the others who topped the table.

The Miranda House in Delhi has come in the first place among the colleges in the country. The next three places were also taken over by the colleges in Delhi. While Lady Shri Ram College for Women came in the second place, Hindu College, and St. Stephen`s College came in the third and fourth places. Chennai Colleges were placed in the fourth and fifth positions. The presidency and Layola College are in the fourth and fifth places.

With respect to Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard in New Delhi has come on top ranking. This is followed by Punjab University, Chandigarh, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Mohali, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Hyderabad.

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, came top in medical Colleges. The other two colleges that found a place in the ranking table are Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and Christian Medical

The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur has topped the rank among Architecture colleges and the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru came first among Law schools.

This is the fifth consecutive edition of India Rankings of the institutions of higher education in India. The ranking framework evaluates institutions on five broad generic groups of parameters, i.e. Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR)Research and Professional Practice (RP)Graduation Outcomes (GO)Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and Perception (PR). Ranks are assigned based on total sum of marks assigned for each of these five broad groups of parameters  Besides, sourcing data on various parameters from applicant institutions, third party sources of data have also been used, wherever possible. Scopus (Elsevier Science) and Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) were used for retrieving publications and citations data. Derwent Innovation was used for retrieving data on patents. Data retrieved from these sources was shared with the institutions for transparency with a provision to give their inputs. A total number of 3771 unique institutions offered themselves for ranking under “Overall”, category-specific and / or domain-specific rankings for India Rankings 2020. In all, 5805 applications for ranking were made by these 3771 unique applicant institutions under various categories / domains, which include 294 Universities, 1071 Engineering Institutions, 630 Management Institutions, 334 Pharmacy Institutions, 97 Law Institutions, 118 Medical Institutions, 48 Architecture Institutions and 1659 General Degree Colleges. A noticeable increase in institutional participation in the rankings exercise this year indicating its recognition amongst institutions of higher education in India as a fair and transparent ranking exercise. Number of unique applicants to India Rankings have increased from 3127 in 2019 to 3771 in 2020 whereas total number of applications for ranking in various categories have increased from 4873 in 2019, to 5805 in 2020 i.e. total increase of 644 unique institutions and 932 total applicants.

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