IISc ranked India’s best university; IIM-B tops B-School list


 The Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bangalore was judged the best Indian university in a national ranking. With an overall score of 91.81, IISc topped the first National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), a survey of India’s educational institutions commissioned by the Union human resource development ministry. IISc was previously the top-ranking Indian institution named in the Times Higher Education list of 2015. The Mumbai-based Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) was ranked number two by NIRF, with a score of 87.58. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi and the University of Hyderabad, nerve centres of recent controversies around nationalism, were ranked third and fourth respectively, while the Tezpur University in Assam was ranked 5th. The University of Delhi or DU was ranked 6th by the NIRF, while the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) was ranked 7th. The Thiurvananthapuram-based Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (8th), the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)-Pilani (9th) and Aligarh Muslim University (10th), rounded off the list of top 10 universities in the country.