Published On: Mon, Apr 3rd, 2017

IISc the best, JNU, JU among top Indian varsities

New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore is the countrys top ranked higher educational institute while the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad is the top management institute, as per the NIRF rankings released here on Monday.

JNU was at the eye of massive political storm last year after anti-India slogans were raised

The rankings released by Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar lists the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in the national capital and Kolkata’s Jadavpur University (JU) — which have been in the eye of storm over alleged anti national sloganeering — among the top universities of the country.

As per the “India Rankings” under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), JNU is the second best university in the country after IISc Banglore while JU has been ranked fifth.

The University of Hyderabad, which hit the headlines in 2016 over the suicide of its PhD student Rohith Vemula, has been ranked seventh in the lists of universities.

Javadekar hailed both JNU and JU for their contribution to research work and said the rankings were aimed at creating a competition for the educational institutes to strive for excellence.

“JNU or Jadavpur University have not been ranked for raising (pro Parliament attack convict) Afzal Guru slogans. They have not been ranked for confining the Vice Chancellor, but for their research work in science, biotechnology and other fields,” said Javadekar.

While the JNU was at the eye of massive political storm last year after anti-India slogans were raised at an event marking the anniversary of the hanging of Afzal Guru, similar “anti-national” slogans were also allegedly raised at the JU as well.

The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras has been ranked as the top engineering institute; deemed university Jamia Hamdard in Delhi is best in pharmacy category while Miranda House in the national capital has been ranked the best college in the country.

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