HRD Ministry announces university rankings, JNU and Hyderabad University at 3rd and 4th respectively


The Union HRD Ministry on Monday announced the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) – a first-of-its-kind indigenous ranking framework for higher education institutions.

Jawaharlal Nehru University grabbed the third spot while Hyderabad University was at fourth. Both these universities were in news for the sedition charges and the death of Rohith Vemula.

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In both the controversies, the role of the HRD Minister Smriti Irani had come under scrutiny.

Among other rankings, the IIT Madras emerged as the best engineering college campus followed by IIT Mumbai and IIT Kharagpur.

IIM Bangalore bagged the top management institution honour while Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore was the best university in India.

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All 122 centrally-funded institutions — including all central universities, IITs and IIMs — had participated in the first round of ranking.

The framework, as reported by Indian Express, is primarily divided into two categories: Category A covered institutions with academic autonomy and a greater focus on research and category B comprised colleges and centres affiliated to a university and more focused on teaching. An institution can volunteer to be ranked in both categories.

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