IISc ranked India’s best university; IIM-B tops B-School list

The Institute of Chemical Technology ranked number two; Jawaharlal Nehru University and the University of Hyderabad ranked third and fourth respectively


IIM-Bangalore is the country’s top management institute, with an overall score of 93.04, followed by IIM Ahmedabad, with an overall score of 89.1. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint
IIM-Bangalore is the country’s top management institute, with an overall score of 93.04, followed by IIM Ahmedabad, with an overall score of 89.1. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint

New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bangalore was judged the best Indian university in a national ranking released on Monday.

With an overall score of 91.81, IISc topped the first National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), a survey of India’s educational institutions commissioned by the Union human resource development ministry.

IISc was previously the top-ranking Indian institution named in the Times Higher Education list of 2015.

The Mumbai-based Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), was ranked number two by NIRF, with a score of 87.58.

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi and the University of Hyderabad, nerve centres of recent controversies around nationalism, were ranked third and fourth respectively, while the Tezpur University in Assam was ranked 5th.

The University of Delhi or DU was ranked 6th by the NIRF, while the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) was ranked 7th. The Thiurvananthapuram-based Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (8th), the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)-Pilani (9th) and Aligarh Muslim University (10th), rounded off the list of top 10 universities in the country.

The top 10 universities in India:

1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Score: 91.81)

2. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (87.58)

3. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (86.45)

4. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (85.45)

5. Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam (84.31)

6. University of Delhi, Delhi (83.19)

7. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (81.22)

8. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram (78.82)

9. Birla Institute of Technology and Science –Pilani (76.85)

10. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (76.62)

Full list here .

IIM-B top management institute in India

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) continued to dominate business education in the country, according to the NIRF rankings. IIM-Bangalore is the country’s top management institute, with an overall score of 93.04, followed by IIM Ahmedabad, with an overall score of 89.1.

Five other IIMs figured in the top NIRF 10—Calcutta (3rd), Lucknow (4th), Udaipur (5th), Kozhikode (6th) and Indore (10th). Among the non-IIM business schools, the Delhi-based International Management Institute ranked 7th, while the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal (8th) and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur (9th), make up the rest of the top 10.

The top 10 management institutes in India

1. Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore - (Score: 93.04)

2. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad - (89.1)

3. Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta - (87.45)

4. Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow - (86.12)

5. Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur - (84.22)

6. Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode - (81.97)

7. International Management Institute, New Delhi - (81.77)

8. Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal - (81.01)

9. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur - (79.43)

10. Indian Institute of Management, Indore - (78.62)

Full list here .

Clean sweep for IITs

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) left no room for other schools in the list of the top 10 engineering institutes in India, according to the survey of educational institutions commissioned by the government. In fact, the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Tiruchirapalli broke the IIT sweep only at rank 12.

Predictably, India’s first five IITs, established during 1950s and early 1960s took the first five positions, led by IIT Madras and IIT Bombay with a score of 89.41 and 87.66, respectively. IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur follow in the third, fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

The newer IITs at Roorkee, Hyderabad, Gandhinagar, Ropar-Rupnagar and Patna took the sixth to tenth positions. IIT Guwahati, at eleventh position, missed a place in the top 10 by a whisker, scoring 74.63, as IIT Patna scored a slightly better 74.68 to take 10th place. The remaining five IITs are interspersed between ranks 14 and 26.

NITs found mention 12 times among the top 50 engineering institutes, according to the report. The Vellore Institute of Technology (rank 13) and PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, were the only two private institutes to share rank with the IITs and NITs.

The report calls eight IITs that were set up in 2008-09 the rising stars in the engineering education space.

The top 10 engineering institutes in India

1. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Score: 89.41)

2. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (87.66)

3. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (83.91)

4. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (82.02)

5. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (81.07)

6. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (78.68)

7. Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (77.22)

8. Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (75.20)

9. Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar-Rupnagar (74.88)

10. Indian Institute of Technology, Patna (74.68)

Full list here .

The NIRF, launched in September last year, “outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country.” The parameters for the ranking include teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity and perception. Besides universities, the ranking covers six categories of institutions including engineering, management, pharmacy, architecture and colleges.