Indian Institute of Madras overtook the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, in the NIRF ranking, announced on Mondy, for the first time since its introduction in 2016.
The institutes from Kerala performed better than the previous times.
IISc grabbed the second position in the overall ranking. Apart from several IITs, Jawaharlal Nehru University (rank 7) and Banaras Hindu University (rank 10) also found a place in the top 10.
Kerala University (KU), Thiruvananthapuram, jumped 11 steps ahead and secured 35th position this time. It was ranked 45 in 2018 and 47 in 2017.
The only institute from Kerala which found a place in top 10 ever is Indian Institute Of Space Science And Technology, Thiruvananthapuram. However, the ranking was introduced on that year and not many institutes had participated in the process, including IIT-Madras. IIST was dropped from 8th position to 56 in 2017 and failed to secure any in 2018.
Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) bagged rank number 49 (52 in 2018), and Calicut University (CU) secured 90. In 2017 when it participated for the first time, CU scored 93 while it failed to find a place in 2018 list in the overall ranking.
Under the ‘university’ category, KU secured 22nd position while MGU bagged 30. Calicut is at 64 and CUSAT ranked 65.
Under the engineering category, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, is the top institute from the state at 28th position. The others in the list are IIST (30), College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram (71) and School of Engineering, CUSAT (116).
Under the ‘college’ category, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Kerala maintained their dominance this year too. Out of 100, eighty-two institutes are from these states and Union territory. In the list, Tamil Nadu’s 35 colleges were listed along with Delhi’s 29 colleges and Kerala’s 18. The rest 18 colleges in the rank list are from 8 other states and UTs. Which implies that no college from 25 states and UTs could find a place in this list. Miranda House of Delhi topped the ranking.
Thiruvananthapuram University College is the top campus from the state in ‘college’ category, at 23rd position. It was at 18 in 2018. Mar Ivanios College at 29th position. In 2019, Christ (Autonomous) of Thrissur bagged the 17th position, the highest ever in the NIRF history. This time they jumped to 63.
Only Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, is listed in the management category rankings. The IIM bagged 8th rank.
In the pharmacy category, AL Shifa College of Pharmacy, Kozhikode, bagged 73rd position out of 75 colleges.
Not even a single Law Institute from Kerala participated in the ranking process itself.
National Institute of Technology Calicut bagged the third position and College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram got 5th position in the architecture category.
Though four institutes participated in the medical category, none secured a rank in the list of 30.
Every April, the MHRD release the list of top institutes after analysing the data filed by the institutes under the categories of overall, universities, engineering, management, pharmacy, law, architecture and medicine. NIRF has several parameters to decide the ranking including Teaching, Learning and Resources, Research and Professional Practice, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach and Inclusivity and Perception.