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IIT-M, Anna University, CMC among several that rank high on NIRF list

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) has emerged the overall best institute in the country, with a score of 83.88 in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

For the fourth time, IIT-M has topped among engineering institutions. IIT-M has also been declared the ‘top innovative institution’ in the country under the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements, a category introduced this year.

Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi said: “We are delighted that our efforts to constantly improve our course programmes, research and industry collaboration as well as the creation of a world-class innovation ecosystem in India’s first-of-its-kind Research Park at IIT Madras, are being recognised. We will continue to strive to excel in all these spheres.”

Medical rankings

Among medical institutions, Christian Medical College, Vellore, has been ranked third and Amrita Vishwavidhyapeetham, Coimbatore, fifth. Sri Ramachandra University has fallen from 10 to 11 while SRM has remained at 22 and Saveetha University at 25. Annamalai University has been ranked 26 (last year 24). Its pharmacy college is ranked 12. The College of Pharmacy, Madras Medical College, has been ranked 47, falling six places compared to last year. PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, which was ranked 21 last year, has not featured despite participating in the process.

The best government institutions for management courses are the Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchi (rank 14), IIT-M (15) and National Institute of Technology, Tiruchi (17) and Anna University. Among private ones, Great Lakes Institute of Management (18) and Loyola Institute of Management (36) feature in the top 50.

Anna University has been ranked seventh overall and ninth among engineering institutions.

However, the university’s rank has slipped from fourth last year. It is ranked sixth among institutes offering architecture and 43rd among those offering management courses.

Governor Banwarilal Purohit has congratulated the Vice-Chancellors, principals, faculty and students for their efforts.

“It is a matter of great pride and recognition to find that the Anna University, the Presidency College and Loyola College of the Madras University have earned top honours in the India rankings 2019,” he said, terming the achievement of Anna University as “remarkable and praiseworthy”.

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