HRD Ministry gives best institution rank to Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru

Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru
Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru. Photo: Twitter.

New Delhi, April 4: The HRD Ministry’s national institutional ranking framework (NIRF) adjudged Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru as an overall best institution in the country.

Announcing the rankings at an event at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on Tuesday (April 3), HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) has been adjudged the best engineering college and the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) the best management institution, said the media reports.

According to NIRF, Delhi University’s Miranda House was the best college, followed by St Stephen’s College, which participated in the ranking process for the first time.

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

For the first time medical, architecture and law colleges were also ranked by the HRD ministry.

While AIIMS was adjudged the best medical college, IIT-Kharagpur and National Law School of India University, Bengaluru topped in architecture and law categories, respectively.

Among the top 10 institutes in the overall category was IISc, six IITs in Madras, Bombay, Delhi, Kharagpur, Kanpur and Roorkee, JNU, BHU and Anna University in Chennai.

According to the official website, the Indian Institute of Science was set up in 1909 by a partnership of industrialist Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Maharaja of Mysore and the government of India.

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali; Jamia Hamdard and Panjab University were ranked as top colleges for the study of pharmacy.

In the third edition of the rankings, a total of 2,809 institutions participated in nine categories — overall, universities, engineering, colleges, management, pharmacy, medical, architecture and law.

The HRD Ministry has made participation by public institutions in the NIRF mandatory from next year, Javadekar announced on Tuesday, according to media reports. “The public institutions which do not take part in the NIRF will face fund cut,” he said.

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