New Delhi: Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has emerged at the top of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) that rates Indian higher educational institutes on the basis of their performance.

The second edition of the rankings, compiled by the ministry of human resource development, lists seven Indian Institutes of Technology among the top 10—Madras (2), Bombay (3), Kharagpur (4), Delhi (5), Kanpur (7), Guwahati (8) and Roorkee (9). Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, clinched the sixth and the 10th positions respectively in the ranking based on five broad parameters—teaching, learning and resources (0.30 weightage); research and professional practices (0.30 weightage); graduation outcomes (0.20 weightage), outreach and inclusivity (0.10 weightage) and perception (0.10 weightage).

In March, IISc clinched the eighth position in “Best Small Universities" in the world in UK’s Times Higher Education (THE) ranking topped by California Institute of Technology (Caltech), US, this year. It became the first and only institute from India to make it to the top 10.

Institutes in disciplines of engineering, management, universities, colleges and pharmacy were ranked in NIRF 2017. A total of 724 institutes participated in this year’s survey.

The NIRF was approved by the MHRD and launched on 29 September, 2015.

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IIT Madras retained its position as the top engineering institute in the country followed by IITs in Bombay, Kharagpur, Delhi and Kanpur.

IIM Ahmedabad clinched the top spot among management education institutes. IIMs in Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow and Kozhikode made it to the top five positions. IIM Bangalore was the number one in the management domain last year.

IISc Bangalore retained its position as the top university. Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru, and Jadavpur University Kolkata filled the next four spots in the universities category.

Six Delhi University colleges featured among top 10 colleges in the ranking. These are Miranda House (1), Shri Ram College of Commerce (3), Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College (5), Lady Shri Ram College for Women (7), Dyal Singh College (8) and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College (9). Apart from these, Loyola College, Chennai is the second best college as per the ranking while Bishop Heber College in Tiruchirapalli is in the fourth spot, St. Xaviers College, Kolkata in the sixth spot and The Women’s Christian College made it to position 10.

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Jamia Hamdard, NewDelhi, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad are the top five pharma colleges in the country, the rankings revealed.

In the previous edition of the rankings, Manipal College Of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Manipal, Karnataka, was best pharmacy college.

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