Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has released the India Rankings 2017 of National Institutional Ranking Framework - NIRF yesterday. The rankings is conducted by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) as a system for Indian universities based on various parameters. It was introduced in 2016.
Here are top 10 universities in India as per the NIRF rankings. As per reports, the ranking is done with parameters such as teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity, and perception.
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore established in 1909 as a 'Research Institute' or 'University of Research' by Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. IISc Bangalore is a unique institute concerned with research in frontier areas and education in current technologically important areas. It came into existence with the combined endeavors of Tatas, the Government of India, and the Government of Maharaja of Mysore. The University Grants Commission, which was established in 1956, granted IIS Bangalore the status of deemed University.
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi was established in 1969. It is one of the most prestigious universities across the country. JNU is basically a research oriented university. Instead of colleges, JNU offers undergraduate, postgraduate, MPhil and research courses through various schools and centres of the university, which makes JNU different from other universities in the country.
Banaras Hindu University
Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi was established in 1916,. BHU today has nearly twenty thousand students including 2500 research scholars and 650 foreign students from 34 nations, under one roof who are pursuing different academic programs at this campus as well as the newly established Rajiv Gandhi South Campus.
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore was established in 1989 by the department of science and technology of the Government of India. Since 2002, the centre is recognized as a Deemed to be University by the University Grants Commission, and students' degrees are awarded directly by JNCASR. Researchers at the centre are divided into seven units, chemistry and physics of materials, engineering mechanics, evolutionary and organizmal biology, molecular biology and genetics, theoretical sciences, educational technology and geodynamics.
Jadavpur University (JU), Kolkata was established in 1955. Vision and Mission: The University not only engages itself in teaching and research of international quality, but also provides societal services for the benefit of rural and urban populations. The programmes are directed towards achieving excellence in education and extending the benefits of improved technology to the society as a whole.
Anna University, Chennai was established in 1978. It offers higher education in engineering, technology and allied sciences relevant to the current and projected needs of the society. Besides promoting research and disseminating knowledge gained therefrom, it fosters cooperation between the academic and industrial communities.
University of Hyderabad
University of Hyderabad (UoH), Hyderabad was established in 1974. University of Hyderabad (UoH), Hyderabad was established with Prof. Gurbaksh Singh as its first Vice Chancellor, UoH - also known as Hyderabad Central University or HCU- has emerged as a leading centre of teaching and research.
University of Delhi
University of Delhi (DU), Delhi was established in 1922.
Its rich academic tradition has always attracted the most talented students who later on went on to make important contributions to their society.
At present, there are 16 faculties, 86 academic departments, 77 colleges and 5 other recognised institutes spread all over the city, with 132435 regular students (UG: 114494,PG:17941) and 261169 students (UG:258831,PG:2338) in non-formal education programme.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore was established in 2005. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, also known as Amrita University, is a multi-campus and multi-disciplinary teaching and research university. It has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) as a grade ‘A' institute. Amrita University offers education to large numbers of students through its several campuses spread across South India.
Savitribai Phule Pune University
According to the University's official website, Savitribai Phule Pune University, one of the premier universities in India, is positioned in the North-western part of Pune city. It occupies an area of about 411 acres. It was established on 10th February, 1949 under the Poona University Act. The university houses 46 academic departments. It is popularly known as the 'Oxford of the East'. It has about 307 recognized research institutes and 612 affiliated colleges offering graduate and under-graduate courses.