IIT Madras was again selected as the best educational institution in the country, while the Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc) and IIT Delhi came second and third in the Indian 2020 Ranking, a ranking of Indian colleges and universities drawn up by the Ministry of Human Rights.
Seven MITs, including those in Bombay, Haraghpur, Kanpur, Guwahati and Roorkee, are included in the general list of the top ten MITs, three of which are Jawaharlal Nehru University of Delhi (JUD) and Benaras Gindu University (GUI).
The Minister of Human Rights, Ramesh Pohriyal Nishank, announced the results of the assessments, which are published annually by his ministry. IIT Madras was also the best institution in the general category in last year’s ranking.
In the category of wise men among the universities, IISc, JNU and BHU took the top three places, followed by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore (fourth place), Jadavpur University (fifth place), Hyderabad University (sixth place), University of Calcutta (seventh place) and Manipal Academy of Higher Education (eighth place).
Savitribai Fule Pun University was in ninth place, while Jamiya Milliya Islamia was in tenth place.
The University of Delhi and Anna University, which were selected to participate in the Eminence Institute’s government programme, ranked 11th and 12th respectively.
Among the managing institutes, the dominance of the IIA in the general list (and in the list of technical institutes) was similar to that of the IIA.
Three former IMs, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Calcutta, took the top three places. Fourth and fifth place went to the IMU in Lucknow, followed by the TII Haragpur. MIU Kozhikode and Indore are in sixth and seventh place. IIT Delhi ranked eighth in the management discipline. XLRI (Xavier Labour Relations Institute), Jamshedpur and MDI (Management Development Institute) Gurgaon are in ninth and tenth place.
The list of higher education institutions differs from that of Delhi, particularly as regards women’s universities.
Miranda House was voted the best college in the country, followed by Lady Sri Ram Women’s College. Hindu College was in third place, followed by its northern neighbour on the campus of St. Chennai College of the Presidency was in fifth place, followed by Loyola College in the same city. Xavier’s College, Calcutta, took seventh place, while Ramakrishna Vidyamandir’s Mission, Haura, was voted one of the eight best colleges in the country in the Ministry of Human Rights rankings.
The Hans Raj College in Delhi took ninth place and the PSGR Krishnammal College for Women in Coimbatore took tenth place.
In the engineering category it was IIT. MIT in Madras, Delhi, Bombay, Kanpur, Haraghpur, Rurki, Guwahati, Hyderabad and Indore took nine out of ten places. The Tiruchirappalli TIN was the only non-IT on the list.
Among medical institutions, AIIMS Delhi selected the best college, followed by BGA, Chandigarh and CMC, Vellore. The National School of Law, Bengaluru, was voted the best law faculty, followed by National Law University, Delhi, and NALSAR, Hyderabad.
In the pharmaceutical category was the first Jamia Hamdard in Delhi, followed by the University of Punjab in Chandigarh. Third place went to the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali.
The three most important architecture schools are IIT Rurki, Haraghpur and NIT Calicut. The Maulana Azad Dental Institute of Delhi, Manipal Dental Institute and Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapeeth Pune are among the top three in the category of newly founded dental colleges.
Professor Bhaskar Ramamurti, director of IIT Madras, said: We are pleased that we have been able to maintain our leading position for the fifth consecutive time (in the technology category) and since the introduction of the NIRF. This is the result of the excellent work of our teachers, students and staff, and we look forward to continuing on the path to excellence in the coming years and making ourselves known both nationally and internationally.
Minister Pokhriyal pointed out that these assessments guide students in the selection of universities based on a set of criteria and help universities to improve their performance. The Secretary of State for Human Rights, Sanjay Dhotr, noted that participation in such a ranking system is a sign of trust on the part of the institution.
The evaluation system evaluates the settings on the basis of five parameters: Education, learning and resources (T&R), research and professional practice (TP), final examination results (LSAT), advocacy and inclusion (A&I) and perception (PI).
A total of 3,771 organisations volunteered to be included in the India General, Target and Domain Ranking 2020. Of these 3771 individual institutions, including 294 universities, 1,071 technical institutions, 630 management institutions, 334 pharmacological institutions, 97 legal institutions, 118 medical institutions, 48 architectural institutions and 1,659 general education institutions, a total of 5,805 applications for a ranking were submitted. The number of unique candidates for the Indian ranking has increased from 3127 in 2019 to 3771 in 2020.