IISc Tops Indian University Ranking, Miranda Gets Best College

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, the first Indian institution to make it to the top 10 in a global ranking, has been ranked at the top in the annual national rankings released by the HRD ministry.

Among colleges, Miranda House in Delhi was ranked first, while Loyola College, Chennai and Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi were the second- and third-best colleges in India.

Seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have also made it to the list of top 10 educational institutions released under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), the other two being Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

The results of the second edition of the domestic ranking were announced by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday.

Unlike last year, this time the ranking was released under five categories – Overall, Colleges, Universities, Management and Engineering.

IISc figured at the top in 'Overall' and 'Universities' categories.

JNU, which was at third position in the last ranking, has been ranked second this year in 'Universities' category.

In the 'Overall' ranking, the university, which has been at the centre of controversies for over a year, has been placed at the sixth position.

The NIRF outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations and broad understanding arrived at by a core committee set up by the ministry, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions.

The parameters broadly cover 'Teaching, Learning and Resources', 'Research and Professional Practices', 'Graduation Outcomes', 'Outreach and Inclusivity' and 'Perception'.

(With inputs from PTI.)