The 2017 ranking of academic institutions in India under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) released on Monday, April 3 saw the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, capture top spot in the Common Overall Rank and University categories while IIT Madras, IIM Ahmedabad and Jamia Hamdard emerged as the top institutes under the Engineering, Management and Pharmacy categories respectively.
Released by the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Mr. Prakash Javadekar at Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi, the India Rankings 2017 marked the second such release of a ranking list of Indian Higher Educational Institutions on the basis of performance after the first list issued in April 2016. The rating process saw the participation of 3300 educational institutions across the country which were ranked in six different categories including Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Universities, General Degree Colleges and Common Overall Rank, with the latter two categories newly introduced this year.
Calling it a ‘significant achievement’ for his government, Mr. Javadekar announced that the rankings would be used as a means to improve the quality of educational institutions in the country. “Many higher educational institutions are running with sub-critical faculty and there significant scope for reforms in the sector. The India Rankings 2017 will help us identify the areas needing most reforms,” Mr. Javadekar said.
Careers360 brings you the list of top 20 institutions in each of the six NIRF ranking categories announced by the MHRD.
NIRF Ranking 2017: Top 20 Engineering Institutions
Each of the top three colleges from last year’s list retained their positions in the same order for the 2017 rankings as well. The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) at Madras, Bombay and Kharagpur are ranked first, second and third respectively. Eight of the top ten engineering colleges are also IITs. The top twenty engineering colleges in India as per the MHRD are as below:
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
National Institute of Technology Rourkela
Vellore Institute of Technology
Institute of Chemical Technology
Indian Institute of Technology Indore
Birla Institute of Technology & Science Pilani
Indian Institute of Engineering Science And Technology, Shibpur
Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar
Indian Institute of Technology Patna
Jamia Millia Islamia
NIRF Ranking 2017: Top 20 Management Institutions
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore slipped to the second position, losing its top spot to IIM Ahmedabad in the process. IIM Calcutta maintained its third position from last year. The Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur was a new entrant in the top ten with four IITs also finding a place in the list of 20.
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI)
Indian Institute of Management Indore
National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli
Indian Institute of Management Raipur
Indian Institute of Management Udaipur
Management Development Institute
S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
Indian Institute of Management Kashipur
NIRF Ranking 2017: Top 20 Universities
The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, retained its top spot in the list of best Central Universities in the country. Jawaharlal Nehru University replaced Institute of Chemical Technology in second place while Banaras Hindu University moved up four places from last year to round off the top three.
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Banaras Hindu University
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
University of Hyderabad
University of Delhi
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Savitribai Phule Pune University
Aligarh Muslim University
Indian Agricultural Research Institute
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Siksha O Anusandhan University
NIRF Ranking 2017: Top Pharmacy Colleges
New Delhi’s Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, rose to first from third in the list of top pharmaceutical colleges in the country, replacing the Manipal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the process.
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research
University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Poona College of Pharmacy, Erandwane
S.R.M Institute of Science and Technology
JSS College of Pharmacy
Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya
Birla Institute of Technology
Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research
Bombay College of Pharmacy
Sri Ramachandra University
NIRF Ranking 2017: Top General Degree Colleges
As one of two new categories introduced for India Rankings 2017, the list of top general degree colleges was derived from the 535 Arts, Science and other degree colleges which participated in the ratings process. Miranda House and Shri Ram College of Commerce, both affiliated to Delhi University, occupy the first and third positions respectively while Loyola College, affiliated to the University of Madras, obtained the second spot.
Shri Ram College of Commerce
Bishop Heber College
Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College
St. Xavier`s College
Lady Shri Ram College for Women
Dyal Singh College
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
Women's Christian College
P.S.G. College of Arts & Science
Madras Christian College
Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College
P.S.G.R. Krishnammal College for Women
Ethiraj College for Women
Christ College (Autonomous)
Kongunadu Arts & Science College
Acharya Narendra Dev College
NIRF Ranking 2017: Top Overall Colleges
For the 2017 rankings, the NIRF decided that all candidate institutions, independent of their discipline or nature will be given a common overall rank as long as they have a total of atleast 1000 enrolled students, or if they are funded by the Government of India. 724 institutions found a place in the Overall institution rankings with IISc Bangalore, IIT Madras and IIT Bombay occupying the top three spots. A total of seven out of the top ten institutions are IITs.
As shared by Mr. Javadekar, nearly 70% of India’s academic research output originated in the 3300 institutions which participated in the NFIR India Rankings 2017. The top hundred academic institutions in the Overall category accounted for 80% of total research output.
This year marked the first time large institutions were given a common overall rank as well as a discipline specific rank wherever applicable. To be eligible for the rankings, institutions were required to have graduated atleast three batches of students in any particular full-time programme. Institutions focusing on a single main discipline with less than 1000 students enrolled were only given a discipline specific rank. There were also some prominent colleges which did not participate in the rankings, including St. Stephen’s, Hindu College, Delhi School of Economics and Hansraj College.
Around 20 parameters were used to rank the institutions in the respective lists. Apart from the six broad categories above, the institutions were also ranked on the basis of the following parameters in sync with international standards:
Teaching, Learning and Resources
Research and Professional Practices
Outreach and Inclusivity
Regional diversity, gender equity, inclusion of disadvantaged sections and outreach were some of the India-specific parameters used.
While stating that the NIRF India Rankings have succeeded as a credible framework and function as a good competition for excellence and continuous quality improvement, Mr. Javadekar also said that the release of grants and funds by the MHRD will also be dependent on these ranking and the higher the ranks obtained by institutions, the higher will be the amounts released for their development.
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