IISc, IITM, IIMB: The best colleges in India

4 Apr 2016 | Written by Achin Garg; Edited by Shikha Chaudhry
Higher education ranking system

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, launched the India Ranking 2016, which is an indigenous ranking framework for higher education institutions in India.

IISC Bangalore was adjudged as the best university followed by Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. JNU and Hyderabad University bagged the 3rd and 4th position respectively.

While the IITs topped in the engineering colleges, IIMs topped the management schools list.

In context: Higher education ranking system

IntroductionWhat is 'India Ranking 2016'?

The National Institutional Ranking Framework was launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in Sept'15.

It outlines a methodology to rank higher education institutions in India.

The ranking is based on parameters such as "Teaching, Learning and Resources," "Research and Professional Practices," "Graduation Outcomes," "Outreach and Inclusivity" and "Perception".

Ranking has been done across 6 categories- Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Universities, and Colleges.

Indian approach to ranking

NIRF adopts an Indian approach and considers Indian-centric parameters such as diversity, inclusiveness, and excellence in teaching, learning and research.
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UniversitiesIISC tops the university ranking list

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, which was recognized as best Indian university by Times Higher Education, topped the university list with an overall-score of 91.81.

The other education institutions occupying top-slots are - Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (87.58), Jawaharlal Nehru University (86.45), University of Hyderabad (85.45).

Tezpur University (84.31), University of Delhi (83.19), and Banaras Hindu University (81.22) also made to the list.

EngineeringIITs clean sweep the engineering ranking

The first 11 positions were bagged by IITs and in all, they occupied 16 of the top 26 positions.

While IITM topped the engineering category list, NIT Tiruchirapalli, ranked 12th, was topper among NITs.

In all, 12 NITs made it to the top 50 engineering institutions list.

The Vellore Institute of Technology (rank 13) was the top private engineering institution.

Management IIMs dominate the management school space

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore was the top ranked B-School in the country.

IIMB was followed by other IIMs - IIM Ahmedabad (2nd), IIM Calcutta (3rd), IIM Lucknow (4th), IIM Udaipur (5th), IIM Kozhikode (6th) and IIM Indore (10th).

International Management Institute, Delhi (7th), Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal (8th), and IIT Kanpur (9th) were also able to reach the top 10.

4 Apr 2016IISc, IITM, IIMB: The best colleges in India

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