IIM Shillong and IIT Guwahati fails to make it into the cut, govt rankings rate IISc best varsity
The Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bangalore ranked India's best institute globally, maintaining its standards of the first National Institutions Ranking Framework(NIRF) which announced the first India Rankings(2016). IISc was previously the top-ranking Indian institution named in the Times Higher Education list of 2015.
With an overall score of 91.81, IISc topped the first National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), a survey of India's educational institutions commissioned by the Union human resource development ministry.
The Mumbai-based Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), was ranked number two by NIRF, with a score of 87.58.
It was a disappointment for premier institutes like IIT Guwahati and IIM Shillong from the North eastern region not making through the ratings.
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi and the University of Hyderabad were ranked third and fourth respectively, while the Tezpur University in Assam was ranked 5th.
While speaking to mediapersons, IISc Director Anurag Kumar said, "This underlines the hard work of our faculty, students, researchers and the support of the ministry, which is continuously supporting us." "It is a reflection of our commitment to fundamental research, which is our strength," he added.
The University of Delhi or DU was ranked 6th by the NIRF, while the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) was ranked 7th. The Thiurvananthapuram-based Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (8th), the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)-Pilani (9th) and Aligarh Muslim University (10th), rounded off the list of top 10 universities in the country.
The ranking was done after institutions were evaluated on several parametres like teaching, learning resources, research et al.
The NIRF, which was constituted only in September 2015 by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), will conduct annual survey and come out with rankings every year.
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