Calcutta University ranks fourth in NIRF ranking, Jadavpur bags sixth position
The University of Calcutta has secured the fourth position in the National Institute Ranking Framework, and topped the chart among all state-run varsities of the country.
Above Calcutta University (CU) stands the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, the Jawaharlal Nehru University and Banaras Hindu University, all central institutions.
Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee, the vice-chancellor of CU, said students and faculty members should be credited for this achievement.
"It makes me immensely happy that CU has ranked fourth in the entire country in terms of composite performance. We will strive harder in the days to come," she said.
The Jadavpur University (JU), another government-aided institute in Bengal, came eighth on the list.
A senior official at JU said, "The university has always tried its best to provide an ideal academic and research work environment for its students, teachers and staff members. We will set our goals higher in the future."
Seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) -- IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Kanpur, IIT Guwahati and IIT Roorkee -- figured in the top 10 in the overall rankings.
The NIRF is the authoritative national system for ranking of educational institutions.
The ranking framework evaluates institutions on five broad generic groups of parameters of Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and Perception (PR).
Ranks are assigned based on the total sum of marks assigned for each of these five broad groups of parameters.