The Ministry of Human Resource and Development has released a list of top 10 educational institutions in the country under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). The list places JNU at number three and Hyderabad Central University at number 4 among the top 10 in the universities category.
Earlier this year, Jawaharlal Nehru University turned into a melting pot of controversies when students from the university organised an event on Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru who was hanged in 2013. Following the event, JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar’s was arrested on charges of sedition for shouting allegedly ‘anti-national’ slogans. Later on, his college mates Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were arrested. All were later released on bail.
The criteria used to rank the institutions included teaching/learning resources, research, graduation outcomes (employability), outreach/ social and gender inclusivity and perception.
An independent agency, the National Bureau of Accreditation, validated the data submitted by the institutes, government sources said.
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The institutions were ranked under four categories – engineering, management, pharmacy and universities and colleges. Under the pharmacy category, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences ranks number one in the country.
1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
2. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
3. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
4. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
5. Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam
6. University of Delhi, Delhi
7. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
8. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvanathapuram
9. Birla Institute of Technology and Science –Pilani
10. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh