NEW DELHI: The Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry on Tuesday released India Rankings 2018 for higher education institutions. The announcement was made by Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar along with Minister of state HRD Satya Pal Singh at Delhi's Vigyan Bhawan.
Union Minister of HRD @PrakashJavdekar along with MoS for @HRDMinistry @dr_satyapal released the Report of Higher Educational Institutions#IndiaRankings2018 #NIRF2018 #TransformingIndia pic.twitter.com/toopTFCMyP
— Ministry of HRD (@HRDMinistry) April 3, 2018
Every year, the ministry releases the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) India Rankings 2018 to rank the universities and institutes of the country on the basis of a set criterion for different fields and courses.
This year, the HRD Ministry introduced three new categories - medical, architecture and law. The existing categories include - Overall, Universities, Engineering, Colleges, Pharmacy and Management. While the categories - universities, engineering, management and pharmacy - have been in place since 2016, overall and college categories were added in 2017.
While the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in Bengaluru was adjudged the overall best institution in the country by the HRD Ministry's national ranking framework, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Madras and Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Ahmedabad topped the list in engineering and management categories respectively.
More than 4,000 universities and institutions have applied this year. The participation number was 3,000 last year.
According to the national institutional ranking framework (NIRF), Delhi University's Miranda House was the best college, premier healthcare institute AIIMS the best medical college and NLSIU-Bengaluru the best law school in the country.
In the university category, IISc stood first, followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU).
The Indian Institute of Science was established in 1909 by a visionary partnership of industrialist Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Maharaja of Mysore and the government of India, according to its official website.
Since its inception, the institute has laid a balanced emphasis on the pursuit of basic knowledge in science and engineering, as well as on the application of its research findings for industrial and social benefit.
In the words of its founder, J N Tata, the objectives of the institute are "to provide for advanced instruction and to conduct original investigations in all branches of knowledge as are likely to promote the material and industrial welfare of India."
(With PTI inputs)