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NIRF Ranking 2019: Here are the top 5 universities in India

Updated : April 10, 2019 10:12 AM IST

The fourth edition of the Indian rankings based on educational institutes of the country and as per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2019 was announced on Monday by President Ram Nath Kovind.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, topped the national ranking, while IISc Bangalore and IIT-Delhi ranked second and third in the overall rankings of higher educational institutions. Of top 10 institutes, seven are IITs. The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) ranked seventh and 10th respectively.

In the university category, IISc Bangalore has been ranked first followed by JNU and BHU. The ranking framework instituted in 2016, evaluates institutions on five broad generic groups of parameters, including Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and Perception (PR). (Intro credits: PTI)

1. Indian Institute of Science: IISc, located in Bengaluru, was established in 1909. The university has been on top of the NIRF rankings for three consecutive years. (Image: IISc, Facebook page)
1. Indian Institute of Science: IISc, located in Bengaluru, was established in 1909. The university has been on top of the NIRF rankings for three consecutive years. (Image: IISc, Facebook page)
2. Jawaharlal Nehru University: The university, located in New Delhi, was established in 1969 by an act of parliament. It continues to among the top universities in India to offer courses in social sciences. (Image: JNU, Facebook page)
2. Jawaharlal Nehru University: The university, located in New Delhi, was established in 1969 by an act of parliament. It continues to among the top universities in India to offer courses in social sciences. (Image: JNU, Facebook page)
3. Banaras Hindu University: The university, located in Varanasi, was established in 1916 by Madan Mohan Malaviya. It accommodated 30,000 students on campus and was claimed to be among the largest residential universities in Asia. (Image: BHU website)
3. Banaras Hindu University: The university, located in Varanasi, was established in 1916 by Madan Mohan Malaviya. It accommodated 30,000 students on campus and was claimed to be among the largest residential universities in Asia. (Image: BHU website)
4. University of Hyderabad: The university was founded in 1974 and is located in Hyderabad. In January 2015, the University of Hyderabad received the Visitor's Award for the Best Central University in India. (Image: UOH, Facebook page)
4. University of Hyderabad: The university was founded in 1974 and is located in Hyderabad. In January 2015, the University of Hyderabad received the Visitor's Award for the Best Central University in India. (Image: UOH, Facebook page)
5. Calcutta University: The university, located in Kolkata, was established in 1857. It was the first institution in the continent to be a multidisciplinary and secular university. (Image: Calcutta University, Facebook)
5. Calcutta University: The university, located in Kolkata, was established in 1857. It was the first institution in the continent to be a multidisciplinary and secular university. (Image: Calcutta University, Facebook)
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