New Delhi: Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank today virtually released India Rankings-2020 for Higher Educational Institutions in New Delhi. IIT, Madras retains the first position in Overall Ranking as well as in Engineering.
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru tops the University list. IIM, Ahmedabad tops in Management Category, and AIIMS occupies the top slot in the Medical category for the third consecutive year. Miranda College retains the first position amongst colleges for third consecutive year Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi secures the first position in Dental category. Dental institutions included for the first time in India Rankings-2020.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said, these rankings help universities to improve their performance on various ranking parameters and identify gaps in research and areas of improvement. He said that the Ranking of Institutions at the national level instills a competitive spirit amongst institutions to perform better and secure a higher rank in the international ranking. Mr. Pokhriyal said that the Ministry of HRD has taken this important initiative of creating a National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), which is being used for the past five years for the ranking of institutions of higher education in different categories and domains of knowledge. He said it is indeed a source of encouragement for all. He said that this exercise has also created a habit of organizing the data by the institutions and most of all these institutions attempt themselves to become more competitive. The Minister was happy to observe that broad categories of parameters identified in the NIRF have successfully captured all the important aspects of teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practice, graduate outcomes, etc. in institutions of higher education.
Mr. Nishank said that in order to provide the facility of online practicing in the difficult time of COVID-19, NTA recently launched the National Test Abhyas app for JEE and NEET students and around 65 lakhs students have already downloaded the app for practicing the online test. Minister of State Sanjay Dhotre and others were present on this occasion.