NEHU slips to 90th spot in NIRF overall ranking

Rankings released as per National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) by the MHRD

The North-Eastern Hill University  has slipped to the 90th position with a score of 42.79. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (Chennai) tops the overall ranking category.
Meanwhile, at the university ranking North-Eastern Hill University is at 59th position with 44.24 score. In the 2016 rankings, NEHU was placed 15th position.
Indian Institute of Science (Bengaluru) is ranked as the top University in the country, followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi), then Banaras Hindu University is at the third position, while, Calcutta University is ranked fourth, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore is ranked fifth.
Only two universities from Northeast could enter the top 50 universities ranking, Gauhati University with 47.35 score stands at 45th position, followed by Tezpur University at 46th position with 47.27 score.
In the top 10 overall ranking tally, only Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati could enter as the institute is listed as 8th.
None of the state colleges could make it to top 100.
Only two universities from the Northeast could enter the top 50 universities ranking, Gauhati University with 47.35 score stands at 45th position, followed by Tezpur University at 46th position with 47.27 score.
Amongst the engineering colleges in the country, National Institute of Technology Meghalaya is ranked at 59 with the score of 45.37.
North-Eastern Hill University
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India Rankings 2021, amongst the management colleges, Indian Institute of Management Shillong is ranked 23rd with a score of 56.87.
Earlier, the Ministry of Education has claimed that Meghalaya has become the worst performer in school education in India as the state is placed in the bottom of the chart with just 649 points.
Five NE states - Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh - were among the worst performers as per the Performance Grading Index, which was released three months back by Minister for Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
The Performance Grading Index report has come as a major embarrassment for Meghalaya, which aims to become an educational hub. According to the report, Meghalaya's performance was the second worst in the country, after Bihar, mostly because of its lack of infrastructure and other facilities. Now, in the higher education sector in the state continues this dismaying performance.
The National Institutional Ranking Framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations broad understanding arrived at by a Core Committee set up by MHRD, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions. The parameters broadly cover "Teaching, Learning and Resources," "Research and Professional Practices," "Graduation Outcomes," "Outreach and Inclusivity," and "Perception".



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