Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), which was one of the main centers of anti-CAA protests in the nation’s capital, and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which attended protests over rising fees, are among the 10 best universities in the country, according to the NIRF ranking published Thursday by the Ministry of Human Resources.
At the same time, the University of Delhi (DU) slightly improved its ranking among universities and in the “Global” category. However, it is behind JMI in both categories.
The national institutional classification framework (NIRF) of the Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) announced the classification on Thursday. The annual ranking is generally announced in April but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jamia Millia Islamia University had become the epicenter of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Law (CAA) after police broke into campus and attacked students studying inside the library on 15 December of last year.
Police said they entered campus to look for foreigners involved in the violence during the protests, a few meters from the university.
The JNU has witnessed protests against an increase in hostel fees for more than two months, with students boycotting courses and exams. The university also witnessed violence on January 5 when unidentified people, wearing masks and armed with rods, hammers and sticks, attacked students and teachers inside the campus.
It is the first time that JMI has been ranked among the top 10 universities in the NIRF ranking, the institute said. It was ranked 10th in the country in the “Universities” category. Last year, he was ranked 12th.
In the “Global” category, the university is in 16th position, improving its ranking compared to 19th last year. IIT, IIM, IISc and other advanced technical institutions and universities are included in the “Global” category.
Professor Najma Akhtar, Vice Chancellor of the JMI, said: “This achievement is all the more important because of the difficult times the university has faced recently and in light of the increased competition in the rankings.”
She said that achievement was possible through the highest quality, relevant and focused research and teaching by dedicated and dedicated teachers.
Ms. Akhtar also attributed this success to a better perception of the university regarding teaching, internships, research, etc. and hoped to do better in the years to come.
The University’s Faculty of Law was ranked ninth, the Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics tenth, the Faculty of Dentistry 19th, the Faculty of Engineering and Technology 28th and the country’s 34th Faculty of Management by the NIRF-2020.
The JNU slipped from one place to eighth overall. Last year, the university took seventh place.
It is ranked second in the ranking of universities.
“Once again, JNU is the number one central university in the NIRF 2020 ranking and just after the IISc.”
“We have consistently maintained this rank for the past four years – from 2017 to 2020. We thank all the teachers, staff and students who have worked hard to achieve this. We are proud of them and JNU will continue to support them in every way possible. “We will not let obstacles stand in the way of our excellence and contribute to the progress of our country,” said a statement from VC M Jagadesh Kumar University.
JNU Students Union President Aishe Ghosh tweeted: “JNU wins 2nd place again! Being #AntiNational at #ShutDownJNU, we have stood against all of our enemies. JNU Study and Struggle Long Live # ProudJNUite. “
The University of Delhi, which ranked 13th last year, has risen to 11th place this year in the university ranking. In 2018, he was ranked seventh in this category.
His overall ranking also improved from last year as he was ranked 18th this year, as opposed to 20th place last year. In 2018, he reached 14th place.
Five DU colleges were among the top 10 colleges in the ranking, with Miranda House winning the honors for the fourth consecutive time, followed by Lady Shri Ram and Hindu College.
The Technological University of Delhi was in 45th position while the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University took 95th place in the ranking of universities.
In the pharmacy category, the best institute was Jamia Hamdard in Delhi while the Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences won honors in the dental field, presented for the first time this year.
The National Law University of Delhi ranked second among law institutes. AIIMS, Delhi was voted the best medical institute.
The classification framework assesses institutions according to five broad generic groups of parameters – teaching, learning and resources (TLR), research and professional practice (RP), graduation results (GO), awareness and inclusion (OI) and perception (PR). The rankings are given on the basis of the total sum of the scores assigned for each of these five major groups of parameters.
In total, 3,771 unique establishments were offered for the “global” ranking, by category or by domain for the India 2020 ranking.
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