India Institute of Technology-Chennai has secured the first rank in the national ranking of higher institutes released by Ministry of Human Resources and Development. Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, which had ranked first last time, has been relegated to second spot this year, while IIT-Delhi has been elevated by one spot to the third spot.
Seven IITs have been listed in the HRD ministry's overall national ranking of higher institutes. The Jawaharlal Nehru University has been ranked in seventh in the overall ranking. All India Institute of Medical Sciences has been ranked first among medical sciences institutes. National Law School-Bangalore has topped among law colleges in the ranking. Delhi University's Miranda House has ranked first among colleges, while St Stephen has been ranked fourth.
Among the pharmacy institutes in India, Jamia Hamdard has been ranked as the best, while IIM-Bangalore has been listed as best among management institutes.
"A ranking system fosters a spirit of healthy competition between institutions. This is vital because all institutions are today competing for talent – teaching talent, research talent, the most talented students, and even the most enlightened administrators," President Ram Nath Kovind said after releasing the list.
The ranking, calculated by the National Institutional Ranking Framework, is released annually by the ministry. Last year, IISC-Bangalore had ranked first, while IIT Chennai and IIT Mumbai had secured second and third spots, respectively.