IISc is India's top university, IIMB No. 1 B-School

IIM-Bangalore has topped the B-School category, beating IIM-Ahmedabad, for long regarded as the best IIM.

Bengaluru: Bengaluru’s premier institutions, the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore, shine in the country’s first-ever official higher education rankings.

In India Ranking 2016, released on Monday by Union HRD minister Smriti Irani, IISc is ranked as India’s No. 1 university, with an overall score of 91.81, taking into account several criteria, such as teaching and learning resources, research record, professional practice, graduation outcomes and inclusivity. IIM-Bangalore has topped the B-School category, beating IIM-Ahmedabad, for long regarded as the best IIM.

In the management section, the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, has topped the list of best management institutes. With a score of 64.30, Xavier Institute Of Management & Entrepreneurship of the city has secured 30th rank in the best management institutes.

The 'India Ranking 2016', prepared by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), was unveiled by the Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani at Vigyan Bhawan today.

Under the universities’ category, Manipal Academy Of Higher Education-Manipal has got 32nd rank, Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara. University obtained 35th rank, while M.S. Ramaiah University Of Applied Sciences got 90th rank and Pes University has bagged 98th rank.

Under the engineering colleges’ category, National Institute Of Technology, Karnataka-Mangalore (22), M. S. Ramaiah Institute Of Technology (33 rank), R.V. College Of Engineering-Bengaluru (35 rank), Manipal Institute Of Technology (39), Siddaganga Institute Of Technology-Tumkur (70), The National Institute Of Engineering, Mysuru have won 96th rank.

In the Pharmacy college category, Manipal College Of Pharmaceutical Sciences-Manipal has secured First rank.

Professor R Srinivasan, Director In-charge, IIM Bangalore, said, “We are truly delighted to be at the very top in the management school rankings, although honestly we are not surprised. This rank reflects the talent and efforts of our faculty, students and staff."

The institutes were ranked based on various parameters, including ‘Perception’ among students, alumni, parents, employees and public, Teaching/Learning Resources, Research Professional Practice & Collaborative Performance, Graduation Outcomes, and Outreach/Inclusivity. The data collected by the institutes was then verified by NIRF.

Karnataka is country’s top job creator: Study
Karnataka has been ranked as the country’s top job creating state with over 24 per cent share during the fourth quarter of the last fiscal, according to a study. It is followed by Maharashtra (23 per cent) and Tamil Nadu (10.5 per cent), said the study by Assocham. Information technology (IT) sector created about 57 per cent of about nine lakh job openings recorded between January-March, 2016. Karnataka had recorded 2.16 lakh job openings in the first quarter of the last fiscal.

Sector-wise, Karnataka leads in terms of job openings in ITES sector with 28 per cent share in over five lakh jobs created by the sector.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle / PTI )
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