National higher education ranking: Five Kerala colleges make it to top-50 list

University College, Thiruvananthapuram
University College, Thiruvananthapuram

New Delhi: IIT Madras, IISc Bangalore, and IIT Delhi bagged the top three positions among educational institutions in the country in the HRD Ministry's National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) announced on Thursday.

As per the annual rankings, the top three universities are---IISc Bangalore, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Banaras Hindu University.

University College from Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram district emerged as the front runner from Kerala in the 2020 list by securing the 23rd position.

The other four colleges from Kerala in the top 50 are Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Ernakulam in the 28th position, Government College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram in the 40th place, St. Teresa's College, Ernakulam and Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram in the 47th and 48th positions, and Sacred Heart College, Ernakulam in the 55th position.

Overall 20 colleges from Kerala have secured a spot in the NIRF ranking of 100 top colleges.

IIM Ahmedabad has been ranked as the top B-School in the country followed by IIM Bangalore and Calcutta.

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced that Miranda College bagged the top rank among colleges, followed by Lady Sri Ram College for Women and St Stephen's College.

As per the rankings, the top three engineering colleges in the country are IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, and IIT Bombay.

In the pharmacy category, the top institute is Jamia Hamdard in Delhi followed by Panjab University, Chandigarh. The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research, Mohali stood third.

In the medical colleges' category, AIIMS Delhi got the top spot followed by PGI, Chandigarh, and CMC, Vellore.

The annual rankings are usually announced in April but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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