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  • The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-Madras) has topped the Centre’s ranking of higher education institutions, followed by the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and IIT-Delhi.
  • Seven IITs appear in the top 10 list of the National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF) for 2019, while
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi and Banares Hindu University, Varanasi, take the remaining places.
  • Announcing the rankings on Monday, President Ram Nath Kovind said “Recent expansion in higher education has widened access and improved equity. Even so, quality remains a concern. Based on multiple parameters, including teaching, learning and resources; research and professional practice; graduation outcomes; outreach and inclusivity; and the perception of the public, academics and employers.
  • Management rankings are topped by IIM-Bangalore, while XLRI, Jamshedpur, is the only institute apart from IIMs in the top 10.

NIRF Rankings:

  • The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development. This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country.
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