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Good show by UoH, IIT-H, but OU slipped in national rankings

The number of higher educational institutions making it to the top 100 rankings of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has dropped from five to four this year.
Education NewsThe rankings issued by NIRF, which is part of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, has University of Hyderabad (UoH) at 11th position, Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H) at 22nd, Osmania University (OU) at 45th and National Institute of Technology-Warangal (NIT-W), at 78th.

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, which was ranked 58th in 2017, could not find a place in the overall ranking list this year. However, it was ranked 6th among all the pharmacy colleges across the country.

This apart, the UoH, IIT-H and NIT-W have improved their positions. Last year, they were at 14th, 26th and 82nd respectively. However, in the overall rankings, the OU has slipped down to 45th place from 38th in 2017.

There were 3,954 institutes in the fray this year, 745 more than the previous year. Among the universities across the country, UoH has improved its ranking from 7th position last year to 5th this year. In this category too, OU has come down to 28 from 23 in 2017.

Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, which did not figure in the last year ranking, stood 82nd this year. Similarly, International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad (IIIT-H) got the 98th rank.

Teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practice, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity and perception were the parameters taken into consideration for ranking the institutions.

Prof Appa Rao Podile, Vice Chancellor, UoH, credited the honour to the stakeholders of the university. “The varsity will redouble its efforts to ensure that it is recognized as a top institution not only in India but also internationally for its quality of teaching and research. We aim to enhance the quality of education and research to produce the best students who will be model citizens of our country and in the process contribute to the world’s knowledge economy as well,” he said.

Meanwhile, Marri Laxman Reddy Institute of Technology (MLRIT) in a press release issued, said the institute ranked among top nine engineering colleges in Telangana by National Institutional Ranking Framework by MHRD – 2018 which was released New Delhi. It was also ranked among 150-200 engineering colleges in the country.

MLRIT Secretary Marri Rajashekar Reddy said the ranking increases the institute’s responsibility, the release added.

IIT-H among top 10 engg colleges in the country

IIT-H has been ranked 9th among all engineering institutes in the country. In the NIRF rankings, the institute climbed up from last year’s 10th rank.

Five engineering institutes from Telangana figured in the top 100 this year. National Institute of Technology-Warangal too improved its ranking from 34 in 2017 to 25 this year. Similarly, IIIT-Hyderabad was ranked 38th as against 75th last year. Other include Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Hyderabad (42nd) and University College of Engineering (80th). However, no medical college from the State got a place in the rankings.

Prof UB Desai, Director, IIT-H, said, “The credit for the achievement goes to the faculty of IIT-H who have done a tremendous job in research and development, teaching and institute development. The credit also goes to the students who are at the forefront of research and development and are bringing laurels to the institute.

Source: PTI
Published on 4/4/2018 12:47:00 PM

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