Good news coming from Jamia: Iconic university first time placed among top 10 universities in MHRD’s NIRF-2020 India Ranking


Significantly enhancing it’s position, Jamia Millia Islamia(JMI) has for the first time figured in top ten universities in the MHRD’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) India Ranking Report -2020 released by the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today.

JMI has been ranked at the 10th position in the country in universities category, improving its position from 12 last year.

In ‘overall category’ the university has been placed at 16th position, enhancing it’s ranking from 19th last year. IITs, IIMs, IISc, other top technical institutions and universities are included in overall category, said the university in a statement.

A total of around 6 thousand institutions took part in NIRF this year.

Expressing her delight over the performance of the university, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar said: “The achievement is all the more significant because of the challenging time the university has faced recently and also in the light of increased competition in the ranking. ”

She also said this achievement was possible because of the relevant and focused research of highest quality and teaching by our dedicated and devoted faculty members.

She also attributed the achievement to the improved perception about the university with regard to teaching, placements, research etc. and hope to do better in the coming years.

Faculty of Law of the university have been ranked at 9th position, Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics at 10th , Faculty of Dentistry at 19th , Faculty of Engineering & Technology at 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.

It is also worth mentioning here that Jamia maintained its position for third consecutive year in the coveted Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings-2021 released last tuesday. Jamia retained its rank at 751-800 even as number of universities getting ranked by QS increased this year.

Jamia has been ranked at 15th position among Indian institutions which includes IISc and IITs also. Among the universities JMI is at 6th rank in the country by QS World University Rankings.

Recently, Jamia’s Engineering & Technology improved it’s rank in London based Times Higher Education(THE) Subject Ranking-2020.It enhanced its position from 601-800 last year to 401-500 this year, a jump of 200. Within India its rank is 11 among all higher education institutions while among universities it is at 2nd position.

For the first time Jamia’s computer science also made it to the list of best institutions offering the subject and improved its rank in physical science subject also in the THE Subject Ranking 2020.

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