NIRF 2017: National ranking to be announced by HRD Ministry today

For the management institutions, the top ranks were occupied by the IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta and IIM Lucknow.

The rankings released by Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar lists the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in the national capital and Kolkata's Jadavpur University (JU) - which have been in the eye of storm over alleged anti national sloganeering - among the top universities of the country.

The other top five spots have been taken by the Indian Institutes of Technology, including IIT Madras (2), IIT Bombay (3), IIT Kharagpur (4) and IIT Delhi (5).

In the list of top 50 colleges in the country, Pune's Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Information Technology and Biotechnology (30) was the highest ranked college in the state, followed by Pune's Fergusson College (35), Amravati's Degree College of Physical Education (36), Mumbai's St. Xavier's College (40).

The ministry has brought out the India Rankings 2017 based on NIRF where Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore topped the overall list of institutes.

This year, 2735 educational institutions participated in the NRIF ranking.

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"Also, the ranks have been awarded on basis of a detailed analysis of the data submitted by the universities or colleges themselves".

Institutes were marked on 20 parameters under the NIRF that was launched past year.

The official also said "the stringent norms of NIRF ranking methodology as the reason for the cold response in the participation from the educational institutions".

The first ranking list was launched by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar's predecessor Smriti Irani. Past year the Bangalore institution was placed at the top and IIM-Ahmedabad was second. "The very culture and ethos of the place has ensured that the institute is qualitatively enhanced, and that has led to IISc emerging and staying at the top", he said. Currently, he is involved in the Million Books to the Web Project (MBP), an initiative of the Digital Library of India; and his scientific observations are recorded in more than 23 articles published in several peer-reviewed national and global journals.

  • Sonia Alvarado