The National Institutional Ranking Framework or NIRF published by Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday saw Calcutta University and Jadavpur University among the best 10 varsities and St Xavier’s College and RKM Vidyamandira among 10 best colleges in India.
After IISc Bangalore, JNU and BHU, CU figures fourth on the list, while JU ranks eighth. St Xavier’s and RKM Vidyamandira figures after Miranda House and Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi and Loyola College in Chennai. Last year, JU ranked fifth and CU seventh.
“Elated to share that as per NIRF India Rankings ’21, Calcutta University & Jadavpur University are the top ranking universities in India. Among colleges, St Xavier’s College, Kolkata & Ram Krishna Mission Vidyamandir, Howrah have also secured top ranks. Congratulations to all!” CM Mamata Banerjee tweeted.
CU vice-chancellor Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee said, “CU’s fourth ranking in the entire country (and first in Bengal) in NIRF is indicative of the collective zeal of our teachers, researchers, employees and students. The whole fraternity of ours feels inspired by the recognition that comes with the ranking.” JU VC Suranjan Das said, “It is a matter of great pride that two from Bengal have been ranked among the top 10 universities in India for two consecutive years. I am especially proud of CU ranking 4th. Jadavpur University is slightly behind. We need to review, but we have done well in research.”
Happy with its ranking, St Xavier’s College principal Father Dominic Savio said, “The teaching learning process in the new normal, which has been exemplary, has been recognized by the government. This motivates us to work harder to impart an even better quality of education to our students and to create an institution that will attract the best young minds from India and abroad.’’ “Congratulatory messages have not stopped coming in. This inspires us to maintain the high standards and put in more effort to improve next year. This is due to the effort of our teachers, staff, and everyone associated with the college,” said Swami Ekachittananda, RKM Vidyamandira principal.
Among business schools, IIM Calcutta has come third after IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore. IIT Kharagpur ranked fifth among engineering colleges. Among law schools, NUJS ranked fourth and IIT Kharagpur’s law school fifth. “International publications of our students, success in civil service exams and presence in Supreme Court and high court have contributed to this,” said NUJS V-C Nirmal Kanti Chakraborty. In research, IIT Kharagpur was ranked fifth, JU 17th, CU 33rd, IISER Kolkata 34, ISI 41th and IIEST came 48th. Overall, IIT Kharagpur ranked sixth, CU 11th, JU 14th, IISER 35th, IIEST 46th, NIT Durgapur 71st and Visva-Bharati 97th.
(With inputs from Zeeshan Jawed, Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey)
Source: Times of India