IIT Madras ranked best institution in India
   Date :10-Sep-2021

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INDIAN Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras retained the top spot among institutes all over India for the third consecutive year whereas the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru was the best among research institutions, according to the Ministry of Education’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings. The sixth edition of NIRF rankings was announced on Thursday by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) -- IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati and IIT Roorkee -- figured in the top 10 in the overall rankings.
Jawaharlal Nehru University and Banaras Hindu University were ranked ninth and tenth in the overall rankings. In the universities category, IISc Bengaluru bagged the top spot followed by JNU and BHU at second and third rank. Calcutta University, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Jamia Millia Islamia, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Jadavpur University, University of Hyderabad and Aligarh Muslim Univeristy bagged the subsequent positions in the universities category. “Rankings are the measure of the quality and excellence of an institution. We must develop regional ranking frameworks and also work to ensure that our ranking framework emerges as a benchmark not only in the country, but also globally, especially for the developing economies,” Pradhan said. “The New Education Policy (NEP) also provides us with an opportunity to internationalise our education system. We must work collectively to bring more and more institutions under our rankings framework and also establish India as a preferred global study destination,” he added. Eight IITs -- Madras, Delhi, Bombay, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Guwahati and Hyderabad -- have bagged the top eight ranks among the engineering institutions category.
The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Tiruchirapalli and Suratkal have ranked ninth and tenth in the category. Among colleges, Miranda House has been announced as the best college in the country followed by Lady Sri Ram College for Women and Loyola College, Chennai at second and third rank respectively. St Xavier’s College, Kolkata; Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Howrah; PGSR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore; Presidency College, Chennai have bagged the fourth, fith, sixth and seventh rank respectively.