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.

Name City State Score Rank
Indian Institute Of Science Bangalore Bangalore Karnataka 91.81 1
Institute Of Chemical Technology Mumbai Maharashtra 87.58 2
Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi Delhi 86.45 3
University Of Hyderabad-Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 85.45 4
Tezpur University Tezpur Assam 84.31 5
University Of Delhi Delhi Delhi 83.19 6
Banaras Hindu University Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 81.22 7
Indian Institute Of Space Science And Technology Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 78.82 8
Birla Institute Of Technology & Science — Pilani Pilani Rajasthan 76.85 9
Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh Uttar Pradesh 76.62 10
Visva Bharati Kolkata West Bengal 76.11 11
Punjab University Chandigarh Chandigarh 76.02 12
Pondicherry University Puducherry Pondicherry 74.44 13
Bharathiar University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 74.31 14
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham — Coimbatore Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 74.02 14A
North Eastern Hill University Shillong Meghalaya 72.41 15
Shiksha 'O' Anusandhan Bhuabaneswar Odisha 72.25 16A
King Georges Medical University — Lucknow Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 72.24 16
Homi Bhabha National Institute Mumbai Maharashtra 72.06 17
Jamia Hamdard — New Delhi New Delhi Delhi 71.44 18
Goa University-Goa Goa Goa 69.9 20
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha Vishwavidyalaya New Delhi Delhi 69.65 21
Gauhati University Guwahati Assam 68.58 22
International Institute Of Information Technology Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 68.38 23
Guru Jambeshwar University Of Science And Technology Hissar Haryana 67.46 24
Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar Punjab 67.32 25
Institute Of Liver And Biliary Sciences New Delhi Delhi 66.65 27
Shivaji University Kolhapur Maharashtra 66.53 28
Banasthali Vidyapith Banasthali Rajasthan 66.37 29
Cochin University Of Science & Technology Cochin Kerala 66.35 30
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Mohanpur West Bengal 66.33 31
Manipal Academy Of Higher Education — Manipal Manipal Karnataka 65.74 32
Osmania University Hyderabad Telangana 65.4 33
Central University Of Rajasthan Bandar Sindri Rajasthan 64.49 34
Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University Mysore Karnataka 64.28 35
Tamilnadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Chennai Tamil Nadu 64.23 36
Jaypee University Of Information Technology — Solan Solan Himachal Pradesh 64.21 37
Institute of Armament Technology Pune Maharashtra 64.05 38
Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya — Sagar Sagar Madhya Pradesh 63.69 39
Tamilnadu Agricultural University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 63.66 40
Presidency University Kolkata West Bengal 63.56 41
Sri Ramachandra Medical College And Research Institute Chennai Tamil Nadu 62.53 41A
Sathyabama Institute Of Science And Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 62.46 42
S.R.M Institute Of Science And Technology Chennai Tamil Nadu 62.29 43
Maharishi Dayanand University Rohtak Haryana 61.31 44
Kalyani University Kalyani West Bengal 61.3 45
Pt.Ravishankar Shukla University Raipur Chhattisgarh 61.09 46
Periyar University Salem Tamil Nadu 60.99 47
Karunya Institute Of Technology And Sciences — Coimbatore Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 60.85 48
Alagappa University Karaikudi Tamil Nadu 60.63 49
National Institute Of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship & Management (NIFTEM) Sonepat Haryana 60.44 50
Mizoram University Aizwal Mizoram 60.31 51
Kalasalingam Academy Of Research And Higher Education Srivilliputtur Tamil Nadu 60.27 52
Kalinga Institute Of Industrial Technology Bhubneshwar Odisha 60.09 53
Punjab Technical University Kapurthala Punjab 60.06 54
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Gandhinagar Gujarat 58.67 55
Indraprastha Institute Of Information Technology — New Delhi New Delhi Delhi 58.62 56
Annamalai University Annamalainagar Tamil Nadu 57.58 57
North Maharashtra University Umavinagar Maharashtra 57.28 59
Central University Of Gujarat Gandhinagar Gujarat 57.14 60
Sikkim University Gangtok Sikkim 57.08 61
UP Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Pashu Chikitsa Vigyan Vishwavidhyalaya Evam Go Anusandhan Sansthan Mathura Uttar Pradesh 56.84 62
Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 55.93 63
Jammu University —Jammu Tawi Jammu Tawi Jammu and Kashmir 55.7 64
Central University Of Punjab-Bathinda Bathinda Punjab 55.62 65
Shoolini University Of Biotechnology And Management Sciences — Solan Solan Himachal Pradesh 55.49 66
Central University Of Tamil Nadu — Tiruvarur Tiruvarur Tamil Nadu 55.37 67
University Of Allahabad Allahabad Uttar Pradesh 55.04 68
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada Andhra Pradesh 54.71 69
Teri School Of Advanced Studies New Delhi Delhi 54.46 70
National Law University New Delhi Delhi 54.17 71
Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies -Mumbai Mumbai Maharashtra 54.04 72
Gujarat University Ahmedabad Gujarat 54.01 73
Dibrugarh University Dibrugarh Assam 53.89 74
Noorul Islam Centre For Higher Education — Kanyakumari Kanyakumari Tamil Nadu 53.42 75
Maharaja Sayajirao University Of Baroda — Vadodara Vadodara Gujarat 53.14 76
Assam University — Silchar Silchar Assam 53.13 77
University Of Kota Kota Rajasthan 52.88 78
Pt Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University Of Health Sciences Rohtak Haryana 52.47 79
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Katra Jammu and Kashmir 52.38 80
Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade — New Delhi New Delhi Delhi 51.82 81
The Northcap University Gurgaon Haryana 51.63 82
Jamia Millia Islamia — New Delhi New Delhi Delhi 51.51 83
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University — Lucknow Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 51.39 84
LNM Institute Of Information Technology Jaipur Rajasthan 50.81 85
Jaypee University Of Engineering & Technology Raghogarh Madhya Pradesh 50.67 86
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Arangabad Maharashtra 50.07 87
Tripura University Agartala Tripura 49.89 88
National Institute Of Technology Agartala Agratala Tripura 49.73 89
MS Ramaiah University Of Applied Sciences Bangalore Karnataka 49.67 90
Dayalbagh Educational Institute — Agra Agra Uttar Pradesh 49.64 91
Yogi Vemana University Kadapa Andhra Pradesh 49.11 92
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth Mahatma Gandhi Medical College Campus Puducherry Pondicherry 48.89 93
Central University Of South Bihar Patna Bihar 48.89 94
Sir Padmapat Singhania University Udaipur Rajasthan 48.2 95
Ambedkar University Delhi (Aud) Delhi Delhi 47.83 96
Rajasthan University Of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Bikaner Rajasthan 47.65 97
Pes University Bangalore Karnataka 47.3 98
Indian Law Institute — New Delhi New Delhi Delhi 47.19 99
Chettinad Academy Of Research And Education (Care) Chennai Tamil Nadu 47.05 100

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Apr 04, 2017 14:54 PM

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