IIT-Madras is best institute, AIIMS tops in medical education

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 9

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, has been ranked the best institute in the overall category as well as in engineering for the third time in a row, according to the sixth edition of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) announced by Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has bagged the top position among research institutes. The PGIMER, Chandigarh, has ranked second in the category of medical education after AIIMS-Delhi. Panjab University, Chandigarh, which bagged the second place in pharmacy, is at 38th spot in the overall list of 100 institutes.

In the university category, Panjab University got the 23rd rank, Patiala’s Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology 26th, University of Kashmir 48th, Chandigarh University 52nd, Guru Nanak Dev University 53rd, Lovely Professional University 62nd, University of Jammu 66th, Maharshi Dayanand University 78th , Central University of Punjab 84th.

Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology (Hisar) bagged the 88th position, Solan-based Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences 89th, Ashoka University 95th, Dehradun-based Graphic Era University 98th and University of Petroleum and Energy Studies 100th rank.

Among business schools, IIM-Ahmedabad topped the list while Jamia Hamdard emerged the top institution for pharmacy studies. In the colleges category, Miranda House in Delhi bagged the first rank, followed by Lady Sri Ram College for Women (Delhi) and Loyola College, Chennai. Otherwise too, the colleges in Delhi dominated the ranking with as many as five making it to the top 10.

Pradhan said a robust and a role model ranking framework will serve as India’s contribution to the global learning landscape.

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