Six colleges from Delhi University made it to the list of top 10 colleges under the National Institutional Ranking Framework. The list was released by the Union Minister, Prakash Javadekar in a press conference in Delhi. Miranda House from Deli University ranked as number one college in the nation.
Loyola College (2) in Chennai, Bishop Heber College (4) in Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu, St. Xavier’s College (6) in Kolkata and Women’s Christian College (10) in Chennai also managed to secure their position in the top 10 list.
Besides Miranda House, other colleges from DU which secured their place in the list are:
- Shri Ram College of Commerce (3)
- Atma Ram Sanatan Dharm College (5)
- Lady Shri Ram College for Women (6)
- Dyal Singh College (8)
- Deen DayalUpadhyay College (9)
Colleges in nation have been ranked for the first time and the results were full of surprises as DU's ARSD College was ranked above the prestigious LSR College for women and St. Xavier College of Kolkata's.
Another surprise was that the list has no mention of some of the most prestigious Colleges of the DU such as St Stephen’s, Ramjas and Hindu College.
Explaining the trend, Javadekar told reporters, “The list has only considered those colleges which had applied for the process. So, even if a college is the most prestigious one and has not participated in it, there will be no suo motu ranking for it.”
“Also, the ranks have been awarded on basis of a detailed analysis of the data submitted by the universities or colleges themselves. For instance, a college may have had good placements but may not have filed a high number of patents. So all these factors have been kept in mind,” he added.