IISC Tops NIRF Ranking; IIT Madras at Second Slot

New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, has topped the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings for higher educational institutions in India. The Bengaluru-based prestigious institution was followed by IIT Madras and IIT Bombay in the rankings.

As per NIRF Indian Ranking 2017, released by Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar here today, the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, was placed second, while the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, came third.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has been ranked sixth in the overall ranking, while BHU has came at slot 10, AMU at 19, Jamia Millia Islamia at 20 and Delhi University at rank 15.

According to Javadekar, the NIRF rankings would be used as a means to improve the educational institutions and was a competition for excellence and improving quality education. He said grants and funds would be more for those institutions faring better in rankings under NIRF.

“The India Rankings 2017 will provide guidance for both the students and parents as it will enable them to know the quality of the institute and take better decisions,” the Minister said. He said that the top institutes accounted for 80 per cent of the research output.

Javadekar added that the list of the institutions would be published in the form of a book which would be released by President Pranab Mukherjee on April 10. President Mukherjee will also give away awards to the best institutions at the function.