IISc best institution in the country

IISc best institution in the country

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has been declared as the best among all categories of institutions in the country for the second consecutive year.

The government on Monday released the all India ranking of higher educational institutions for 2017.

The elite science school, based in Bengaluru, has also grabbed the top slot in the list of 100 best universities in India followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Uttar Pradesh. University of Hyderabad climbed down to seventh position this year from fifth in last year’s ranking.

The IISc, established in 1909, was recently ranked eighth among the best small universities of the world by an international rating agency, Times Higher Education.

The premier science institute had topped the list of the all India ranking of higher educational institutions, conducted under the Human Resource Development Ministry for the first time in 2015-16.

The second edition of the exercise was conducted under six different categories — Engineering, Management, University, Colleges, Pharmacy and Overall.

The institutions were ranked under five main parameters with each carrying a score of 100 — Teaching Learning and Resources; Research and Professional Practice; Graduation Outcomes: Outreach and Inclusivity; Perception.

The first two parameters carried the highest ranking weightage of 0.30 each.
“The educational institutions performing well in the annual ranking will be awarded with more funds and enhanced autonomy. We are formulating such policy,” HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said, announcing the results.

According to the ranking list for 2017, a total of eight higher educational institutions, including University of Mysore, from Karnataka figured in the list of 100 top institutions in India in the overall category. While a total of 81 engineering colleges participated from the state, just eight of them could make it to the list of top 100 engineering colleges.

Of a total of 56 management schools from the state, only two secured a slot in the list of top 50 B-schools.

As many as 19 (non-technical) colleges participated in the ranking from Karnataka, but only six could figure in the list of top 100.

In the list of institutions ranked under overall category, the IISc was followed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and IIT-Bombay.

Under the Engineering category, IIT-Madras grabbed the first slot, followed by IIT-Bombay and IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Roorkee and IIT-Guwahati. In the B-School category, while the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad grabbed the top slot, IIM Bangalore was ranked second and IIM Calcutta third in the list of top 50.

Delhi’s Miranda House emerged as the best college as it was ranked first among the top 100 colleges in India. Chennai’s Loyola College came second and Delhi’s Sri Ram College third. A total of 3,551 higher educational institutions participated in the all India ranking while many other preferred not to join as they were required to submit “various data”. The ranking of the medical colleges and law schools could not be done this year because of very low participation, a ministry official said.

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