SKUAST-Sgr ranked 9th in agri & allied sectors category
JU’s ranking also slips by 7 slots in university category
JAMMU, June 5: In a matter of pride, University of Kashmir has been rated as the 58th best institute of the country by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India (GoI), in its 8th edition of the National Institutional Framework (NIRF) Ranking released today.
Last year, University of Kashmir, with a score of 45.98 figured at rank 84 in the list of top 100 institutes of the country while as University of Jammu which couldn’t make it to top 100 this year, was ranked 93rd with a score of 45.11.
The ranking framework launched on September 29, 2015 by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, evaluates institutions on five broad generic groups of parameters, i.e. Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Graduation Outcome (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI), and Perception (PR). Ranks are assigned based on total sum of marks secured by Higher Education Institutions for each of these five broad groups of parameters.
As per the details available with the Excelsior, total hundred institutes have been ranked in the broader category of “overall ranking” among all the institutions including universities, colleges, medical, law, research, engineering, management, pharmacy, dental, architecture and planning, agricultural and allied sectors, and innovation colleges/intuitions of the country, based on their performance on the basis of five defined parameters.
In this category, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras has been ranked as the top institution of the country with a score of 86.69 out of 100 while as Indian Institute of Science Bangalore has been ranked as second with a score of 83.09, and IIT New Delhi third with a score of 82.16. University of Kashmir figured at 58th number in this broader category with a score of 50.77. No other university of Jammu and Kashmir figured in this list, this year. Last year, University of Jammu was ranked 93rd in this category with a score of 45.11.
With its ranking gone up by 20 slots this year, the University of Kashmir figured at 33rd rank in another category of “best universities” of the country with a score of 53.08 while as the ranking of University of Jammu, which figured at 63rd rank this year with a score of 47.58, slipped by seven slots. Last year, University of Kashmir was ranked 53rd with a score of 48.27 while as University of Jammu, was ranked 56th with a score of 48.03. Indian Institute of Science topped the university ranking with a score of 83.16 while as JNU was ranked second with a score of 68.92 and Jamia Milia Islamia third with a score of 67.73.
In the category of “engineering” as well, out of 100 institutes ranked on the basis of their score, IIT Jammu was ranked 67th this year with a score of 48.15 while as NIT Srinagar was ranked 82 with a score of 45.70. Last year, with a score of 45.52, only NIT Srinagar figured in the list with a ranking of 66. IIT Madras was ranked as best engineering institute with a score of 89.79 while as IIT Delhi was ranked second with a score of 87.09 and IIT Bombay was ranked third with a score of 80.74.
In the “management category”, of total hundred institutes ranked, only Indian Institute of Management Jammu has been ranked as 41st best institute of the country with a score of 54.17. Last year, the institute was ranked 36th with a score of 55.58 while as University of Jammu was ranked 100th with a score of 41.44. IIM Ahmedabad was ranked best institute in Management category with a score of 83.20 while as IIM Bangalore was ranked second with a score of 80.89 and IIM Kozhikode third with a score of 76.48.
In the category of Architecture and Planning, of the total 30 institutes ranked, only Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) Katra figured at rank 26th this year with a score of 51.94. Last year, the SMVDU was ranked 16th in Architecture category with a score of 55.75. IIT Roorkee has been ranked as best institute in Architecture and Planning category this year with a score of 83.21 while as NIT Calicut has been ranked second with a score of 78.18 and IIT Kharagpur has been ranked third with a score of 76.82.
In the category of Agricultural and allied sectors, total 40 institutes were ranked. Of them, only Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Srinagar, has figured in the list with a rank of 9 and score 59.50. Last year, the agricultural and allied sectors category was not added in the ranking framework. In this category, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, has been ranked as best institute this year with a score of 83.16 while as ICAR – National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, has been ranked as second with a score of 70.45 and Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, third with a score of 65.98.
No Jammu and Kashmir institute/college figured in the list of top rated institutions/colleges in colleges, law, innovation, pharmacy, medical, dental, and research categories.