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NEW DELHI : The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) was on Thursday adjudged as the best higher educational institution of the country, followed by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, in the education ministry’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021.

The IITs in Bombay, Delhi and Kanpur are the other three in the top five list in the overall category. New Delhi-based Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi are at the ninth and 10th position in overall performance.

This year, the education ministry released the list of top performing institutions in 11 categories, including an overall ranking.

“We must ensure that our ranking framework emerges as a benchmark not only in the country, but also globally, especially for developing economies," Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said while unveiling the performance tables of the institutions. 

“Ranking is a must and it shows the quality of institutions," Pradhan said and asked ministry authorities and the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) to devise a regional ranking framework. 

NIRF prepared by NBA takes into account key parameters such as research output, teaching-learning environment, outreach and inclusivity, resource, graduate outcome, and peer perception among others. 

More than 4,000 institutions participated in the 2021 exercise. This is still less than 10% of the higher educational institutions of the country, with India being home to more than 50,000 institutions, colleges and universities. 

IIT-M also retained the top position in engineering education. IISc topped the university and the research institution category introduced for the first time in India Rankings 2021. “IIT Madras continues to excel in teaching, research and innovation," said IIT-M director Bhaskar Ramamurthi.

In university rankings, after IISc, JNU, BHU, Calcutta University and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, make up the top five. 

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta and Kozhikode are the top four business schools. The management department of IIT Delhi completes the top five table in the country.

Miranda House College of Delhi University retains the top position among colleges for the fifth consecutive year. Colleges in Delhi dominate the ranking of colleges.

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