NIRF Ranking 2020: Jamia Millia enters list of top 10 universities

NIRF Ranking 2020: Jamia Millia enters list of top 10 universities Source : Jamia Millia Islamia University
Team Careers360 | Jun 11, 2020 - 6:55 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI) has broken into the top 10 ranks of the National Institutional Ranking Framework’ for the first time this year. NIRF Ranking 2020 was released today by the human resource development minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'.

Jamia was placed 12 in NIRF ranking 2019 and has moved up two places.

In the overall category too, the universities have moved three-position up from number 19 to number 16.

A total number of 3771 unique institutions offered themselves for ranking under “Overall”, category-specific and / or domain-specific rankings for India Rankings 2020. In all, 5805 applications for ranking were made by these 3771 unique applicant institutions under various categories.

Factors responsible for the upward trend

Speaking about why the upward movement was possible, Najma Akhtar, Vice-Chancellor of the university said in a statement that it was because of the “relevant and focused research of the highest quality” of the dedicated faculty.

She added that “the achievement is all the more significant because of the challenging time the university has faced recently and also in the light of the increased competition in the ranking”. Jamia Millia Islamia University has had a tumultuous time since December 15, 2019, when a student protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 resulted in a baton-charge by the Delhi Police on students. The university was closed for several weeks and closed again in March due to the coronavirus outbreak.

However, Akhtar believes Improved perceptions with regard to teaching, placement and research played a major role in the improved ranking.

Faculty wise ranking

Jamia’s various faculties did well in their respective categories in the NIRF Ranking 2020. While, Faculty of Law, JMI was placed in the 9th position, Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics was placed at 10th. Faculty of Dentistry was placed at the 19th position; Faculty of Engineering And Technology at the 28th and Faculty of Management at 34th position in the country by the NIRF-2020.

NIRF ranking is given on the basis of parameters that include teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity and perception.

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