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New Delhi: Coimbatore-based Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham or Amrita University is the only private university to feature among the top ten universities in India according to the human resource development (HRD) ministry’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

The list was released by human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday.

Amrita University was ranked ninth in the universities category, but dropped to 16th spot in the overall category of the NIRF rankings that rates Indian higher educational institutes on the basis of their performance.

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Only three private universities make it to the list of top 25 universities, with the Vellore Institute of Technology ranked at 14th and the Manipal Academy of Higher Education making it to the 18th spot in the NIRF list.

The Noida-based Amity University is ranked 52 in the list. Shiv Nadar University from Uttar Pradesh is ranked at 60.

As many as seven private universities from Tamil Nadu have made it to the list, including Amrita University.

Here is the list of top private universities in India:

■ Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - 9

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■ Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu - 14

■ Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka – 18

■ Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA), Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu-32

■ Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-44

■ AMITY University, Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh-52

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■ Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-55

■ Shiv Nadar University, Chithera, Uttar Pradesh – 60

■ Symbiosis International University, Pune, Maharashtra-61

■ Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu-71

■ Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat-75

■ PES University, Bengaluru, Karantaka - 94

■ B.S. Abdur Rahman Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 100

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