Mumbai University not among India’s top 150 institutes; experts blame politics, lack of research programmes

The University of Mumbai has performed poorly, ranking between 151 and 200, in its debut attempt at Centre’s overall ranking of universities and institutes of management, medicine and engineering.

On Monday, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar released the second edition of India Rankings 2017 of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), a methodology adopted to rank all institutions of higher education in the country.

The ranking methodology is based on developing a set of metrics for ranking of academic institutions, based on the parameters agreed upon by a core committee set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

The parameters broadly cover "teaching, learning and resources", "research and professional practices", "graduation outcomes", "outreach and inclusivity", and "perception".

A file image of University of Mumbai

A file image of University of Mumbai

The Mumbai University failed to feature in the list of top 100 institutions in the NIRF, despite having signed a dozen MoUs with international universities and introducing several new academic programmes in the past one year.

The Indian Institute of Technology — Bombay (IIT-B) bagged the third position overall, whereas the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) based in Mumbai ranked fourth in the pharmacy category. Savitribai Phule Pune University was ranked 18th (10th among universities) place and was the only state university to be featured in the top 20.

In a list featuring top colleges in the country, Pune’s Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Information Technology and Biotechnology (30) was the highest ranked college in the state, followed by Pune’s Fergusson College (35), Amravati’s Degree College of Physical Education (36), Mumbai’s St Xavier’s College (40).

A senior official of Mumbai University told Hindustan Times that the reason for the university’s poor ranks could be that they had not filed or published a single patent in 2016. The number of research scholars also has been declining in the past three years, it added.

Registrar MA Khan told DNA, "The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) would introspect what can be done to better the rankings next year."

AD Sawant, former pro vice-chancellor of the university told DNA, "We cannot expect a university to function smoothly when its most prominent appointments are political. The university has not followed several UGC guidelines for research, including open viva and having a plagiarism-detecting software. How can we expect the ranking to be good in such a situation?"

Here's the list of all the universities which ranked between 1 and 100. For more details click here.

NameCityStateScoreRank
Indian Institute Of Science BangaloreBangaloreKarnataka91.811
Institute Of Chemical TechnologyMumbaiMaharashtra87.582
Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiDelhi86.453
University Of Hyderabad-HyderabadHyderabadTelangana85.454
Tezpur UniversityTezpurAssam84.315
University Of DelhiDelhiDelhi83.196
Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiUttar Pradesh81.227
Indian Institute Of Space Science And TechnologyThiruvananthapuramKerala78.828
Birla Institute Of Technology & Science — PilaniPilaniRajasthan76.859
Aligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhUttar Pradesh76.6210
Visva BharatiKolkataWest Bengal76.1111
Punjab UniversityChandigarhChandigarh76.0212
Pondicherry UniversityPuducherryPondicherry74.4413
Bharathiar UniversityCoimbatoreTamil Nadu74.3114
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham — CoimbatoreCoimbatoreTamil Nadu74.0214A
North Eastern Hill UniversityShillongMeghalaya72.4115
Shiksha 'O' AnusandhanBhuabaneswarOdisha72.2516A
King Georges Medical University — LucknowLucknowUttar Pradesh72.2416
Homi Bhabha National InstituteMumbaiMaharashtra72.0617
Jamia Hamdard — New DelhiNew DelhiDelhi71.4418
Goa University-GoaGoaGoa69.920
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha VishwavidyalayaNew DelhiDelhi69.6521
Gauhati UniversityGuwahatiAssam68.5822
International Institute Of Information Technology HyderabadHyderabadTelangana68.3823
Guru Jambeshwar University Of Science And TechnologyHissarHaryana67.4624
Guru Nanak Dev UniversityAmritsarPunjab67.3225
Institute Of Liver And Biliary SciencesNew DelhiDelhi66.6527
Shivaji UniversityKolhapurMaharashtra66.5328
Banasthali VidyapithBanasthaliRajasthan66.3729
Cochin University Of Science & TechnologyCochinKerala66.3530
Bidhan Chandra Krishi VishwavidyalayaMohanpurWest Bengal66.3331
Manipal Academy Of Higher Education — ManipalManipalKarnataka65.7432
Osmania UniversityHyderabadTelangana65.433
Central University Of RajasthanBandar SindriRajasthan64.4934
Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara UniversityMysoreKarnataka64.2835
Tamilnadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences UniversityChennaiTamil Nadu64.2336
Jaypee University Of Information Technology — SolanSolanHimachal Pradesh64.2137
Institute of Armament TechnologyPuneMaharashtra64.0538
Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya — SagarSagarMadhya Pradesh63.6939
Tamilnadu Agricultural UniversityCoimbatoreTamil Nadu63.6640
Presidency UniversityKolkataWest Bengal63.5641
Sri Ramachandra Medical College And Research InstituteChennaiTamil Nadu62.5341A
Sathyabama Institute Of Science And TechnologyChennaiTamil Nadu62.4642
S.R.M Institute Of Science And TechnologyChennaiTamil Nadu62.2943
Maharishi Dayanand UniversityRohtakHaryana61.3144
Kalyani UniversityKalyaniWest Bengal61.345
Pt.Ravishankar Shukla UniversityRaipurChhattisgarh61.0946
Periyar UniversitySalemTamil Nadu60.9947
Karunya Institute Of Technology And Sciences — CoimbatoreCoimbatoreTamil Nadu60.8548
Alagappa UniversityKaraikudiTamil Nadu60.6349
National Institute Of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship & Management (NIFTEM)SonepatHaryana60.4450
Mizoram UniversityAizwalMizoram60.3151
Kalasalingam Academy Of Research And Higher EducationSrivilliputturTamil Nadu60.2752
Kalinga Institute Of Industrial TechnologyBhubneshwarOdisha60.0953
Punjab Technical UniversityKapurthalaPunjab60.0654
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum UniversityGandhinagarGujarat58.6755
Indraprastha Institute Of Information Technology — New DelhiNew DelhiDelhi58.6256
Annamalai UniversityAnnamalainagarTamil Nadu57.5857
North Maharashtra UniversityUmavinagarMaharashtra57.2859
Central University Of GujaratGandhinagarGujarat57.1460
Sikkim UniversityGangtokSikkim57.0861
UP Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidhyalaya Evam Go Anusandhan SansthanMathuraUttar Pradesh56.8462
Sri Venkateswara UniversityTirupatiAndhra Pradesh55.9363
Jammu University —Jammu TawiJammu TawiJammu and Kashmir55.764
Central University Of Punjab-BathindaBathindaPunjab55.6265
Shoolini University Of Biotechnology And Management Sciences — SolanSolanHimachal Pradesh55.4966
Central University Of Tamil Nadu — TiruvarurTiruvarurTamil Nadu55.3767
University Of AllahabadAllahabadUttar Pradesh55.0468
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological UniversityKakinadaAndhra Pradesh54.7169
Teri School Of Advanced StudiesNew DelhiDelhi54.4670
National Law UniversityNew DelhiDelhi54.1771
Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies -MumbaiMumbaiMaharashtra54.0472
Gujarat UniversityAhmedabadGujarat54.0173
Dibrugarh UniversityDibrugarhAssam53.8974
Noorul Islam Centre For Higher Education — KanyakumariKanyakumariTamil Nadu53.4275
Maharaja Sayajirao University Of Baroda — VadodaraVadodaraGujarat53.1476
Assam University — SilcharSilcharAssam53.1377
University Of KotaKotaRajasthan52.8878
Pt Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University Of Health SciencesRohtakHaryana52.4779
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi UniversityKatraJammu and Kashmir52.3880
Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade — New DelhiNew DelhiDelhi51.8281
The Northcap UniversityGurgaonHaryana51.6382
Jamia Millia Islamia — New DelhiNew DelhiDelhi51.5183
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University — LucknowLucknowUttar Pradesh51.3984
LNM Institute Of Information TechnologyJaipurRajasthan50.8185
Jaypee University Of Engineering & TechnologyRaghogarhMadhya Pradesh50.6786
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada UniversityArangabadMaharashtra50.0787
Tripura UniversityAgartalaTripura49.8988
National Institute Of Technology AgartalaAgratalaTripura49.7389
MS Ramaiah University Of Applied SciencesBangaloreKarnataka49.6790
Dayalbagh Educational Institute — AgraAgraUttar Pradesh49.6491
Yogi Vemana UniversityKadapaAndhra Pradesh49.1192
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth Mahatma Gandhi Medical College CampusPuducherryPondicherry48.8993
Central University Of South BiharPatnaBihar48.8994
Sir Padmapat Singhania UniversityUdaipurRajasthan48.295
Ambedkar University Delhi (Aud)DelhiDelhi47.8396
Rajasthan University Of Veterinary & Animal SciencesBikanerRajasthan47.6597
Pes UniversityBangaloreKarnataka47.398
Indian Law Institute — New DelhiNew DelhiDelhi47.1999
Chettinad Academy Of Research And Education (Care)ChennaiTamil Nadu47.05100

With inputs from agencies


Published Date: Apr 04, 2017 02:54 pm | Updated Date: Apr 04, 2017 02:54 pm