Jadavpur Univ, RKM Vidyamandir among top 10 under NIRF
Kolkata: Among the universities, Jadavpur University acquired the sixth spot while Ramkrishna Mission Vidyamandira at Belur, Howrah bagged the ninth spot among the colleges. Calcutta University also climbed up to the 14th spot in NIRF ranking from 16th that CU had bagged last year.
JU had ranked 5th last year but slipped to the sixth place this year. "We have scored much less in 'public perception' and that led to our slipping of rank from 5th to 6th. Our percentage in public perception was merely 35," JU Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das said.
Senior officials in the university shared the view that student protests in the varsity has contributed to this decline in public perception. "NIRF rankings give an academic recognition to a university and help the institution to have an edge in getting foreign funds," a senior JU professor said.
Ramkrishna Mission Vidyamandira at Belur has applied for the first time for NIFR and made it to the top ten colleges across the country.
"We are thrilled. Our internal quality assurance cell has done very good work and there has been notable development in our research faculty too. Our placement cell has done exceedingly well.
All these factors have contributed towards getting this recognition," Vice -Principal of Ramkrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Swami Ekachittananda said.
IIT Kharagpur has bagged the 5th position in the overall ranking and first in the list of institutes imparting lessons in architecture. IIT Kharagpur has a separate Department of Architecture and Regional Planning which has been doing commendable work in both research and academics. Indian Institute of Management in Kolkata has bagged the third position in the category of management institute.