National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), the institute ranking body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development released the rankings of the educational institutions of the nation today. Many Delhi colleges made to the prestigious list, with as many as three colleges in top five and six colleges in top ten from the capital. Miranda House emerged as the best college nationwide with Shri Ram College of Commerce on the third, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College on the fifth and Lady Shri Ram College on the sixth position. Many premier colleges of the capital like St. Stephen’s College, Ramjas College , Hindu College, Hansraj College etc. did not participate in the ranking.
As per a news report by the Hindustan Times, more than 3,300 educational institutions participated in the rankings, which took around 20 parameters into consideration. IISc Bangalore, which recently achieved an important distinction after being ranked eighth best small university of the world in the Times Rankings, topped the overall list of the best higher education institutions in India. It was followed by Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IITM) at the second spot and IIT Bombay at the third. A total of seven IIT’s found place in the top ten, which also saw Jawaharlal Nehru University grab the sixth and Banaras Hindu University at the tenth position. The University of Delhi has been ranked 15th in the list.
In the list of the top universities, JNU featured second emerging as the best central university of the nation and Jadhavpur University was fifth in the list inspite of the various allegations and the political crisis surrounding these universities.
“Jadavpur and JNU haven’t got good ranking for raising slogan for Afzal Guru but for doing good work,” Prakash Javadekar, the Human Resource Development Minister under the Government of India was quoted as saying in a press conference following the release. He also said that the institutions which fared well in the rankings will be provided with more funding or grants, enhanced autonomy and other benifits.
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