The ranking report was released on Monday by the MHRD Minister Smriti Irani in New Delhi
Securing noteworthy position in educational arena, two pioneer institutions of Mysuru – Jagadguru Sri Shivarathrishwara University was ranked 35th in the university category and National Institute of Engineers (NIE) secured 96th position among 3800 engineering colleges in India.
While many of prestigious engineering institutions including Indian Institution of Technologies, National Institution of Technology and deemed universities were in the ranking framework, NIE was selected one of best institutions among thousands of technical colleges in the country and stands fourth in the state.
The framework of the MHRD ministry outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations and broad understanding arrived at by a Core Committee of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) set up by MHRD, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions. The parameters broadly cover teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcomes, outreach & inclusivity and perception.
Ranking methods have been worked out for 6 categories of institutions including Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Universities and Colleges.
Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai topped with first rank, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay stands second, IIT Kharagpur 3rd rank, IIT Delhi 4th rank and IIT Kanpur secured fifth rank. Among the tech institutions from Karnataka, National Institute of Technology, Mangaluru got 22nd rank, MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangaluru got 33rd rank, RV College of Engineering, Bangaluru secured 35th rank, Manipal Institute of Technology got 39th rank, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumakuru secured 70th rank and NIE got 96th rank.
In Pharmacy category, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences got the top position in the county. JSS Pharmacy College in Ooty and the JSS Pharmacy College in Mysuru have bagged 9th and 10th ranks respectively.
JNU stands 3rd, JSS ranks 35th among varsities
Interestingly, in the university category, JNU which has attracted national attentions on nationalism row and strongly stinted by union government for allegedly misleading students has ranked 3 in a top most universities in the country whereas another Hyderabad University which also in a controversy after the suicide of research scholar has been ranked 4. Indian Institute of Science, Bangaluru ranked first, and Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai ranked second. Mysuru based Jagadguru Sri Shivarathrishwara University ranked 35.
NIE was established in the year 1946. The untiring efforts of its founder trio S Ramaswamy, D V Narasimha Rao and T Rama Rao bore fruits when NIE was securely established in 1950 with its own classrooms and workshops on a sprawling 6-acre land in South Mysuru. In 1958-59, NIE got private-aided institution status under grant-in-aid code of the state government.NIE got autonomous status by Visvesvarya Technological University, Belagavi in 2007.