HRD ministry announces NIRF India rankings 2018: IISc Bangalore declared best university, Miranda House top college

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) announced the National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2018 rankings for higher education institutes on Tuesday, according to media reports.

File image of Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. Wikimedia commons

File image of Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. Wikimedia commons

According to a report in Hindustan Times, The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, topped the overall rankings and also secured the top position in the best university category. IIT Madras secured the second place followed by IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur.

The rankings, according to the report was released under nine categories: Overall, universities, engineering, colleges, management, pharmacy, medical, architecture, and law.

The NIRF also added several new criteria such as total budget and its utilisation, combined metric for quality of publications, university examinations and how many graduating students admitted into top institutions, The Indian Express reported.

Delhi's Miranda House was announced as India's best college, while the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, was ranked the top management institute. AIIMS, PGIMER Chandigarh and CMC Vellore were ranked as the top three medical colleges, NDTV reported.

In the university category, IISc stood first, followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU).

The Indian Institute of Science was established in 1909 by a visionary partnership of industrialist Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Maharaja of Mysore and the government of India, according to its official website.

Since its inception, the institute has laid a balanced emphasis on the pursuit of basic knowledge in science and engineering, as well as on the application of its research findings for industrial and social benefit.

In the words of its founder, J N Tata, the objectives of the institute are "to provide for advanced instruction and to conduct original investigations in all branches of knowledge as are likely to promote the material and industrial welfare of India."

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Apr 03, 2018 17:35:14 IST

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