The fourth edition of the Indian rankings based on the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2019 was announced on April 9 by President Ram Nath Kovind.

This year, six colleges of Delhi University (DU) have figured in the top 10 rankings by the HRD Ministry, with Miranda House scoring a hattrick in bagging the first rank.

Further, Hindu College has been ranked second in the NIRF ranking 2019.

According to the list, St Stephens College, Lady Sri Ram College for Women, Shri Ram College of Commerce and Hansraj College have bagged the fourth, fifth, seventh and ninth ranks respectively. Besides these, 22 more DU colleges have figured in the list of top 100 colleges in the country.

While lauding the efforts by the HRD Ministry to bring in India’s own ranking system, Suman Sharma, the principal of Lady Shri Ram College, the institute has applied to UGC for starting a Women Development Centre in the college.

Moreover, 22 more DU colleges have figured in the list of top 100 colleges in the country.

Meanwhile, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, has been ranked third in the overall ranking of higher education institutions and the second best among the engineering institutions. The prestigious institute has bagged the ninth position among the management institutions.

While commenting on the rankings, the IIT-Delhi Director V Ramgopal Rao said he was happy that the institute improved its NIRF ranking by one more position this year and ranked second in Engineering.

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which has bagged the seventh rank in overall category, has been ranked the second best university.

The Jamia Millia Islamia and the Delhi University have bagged 12th and 13th ranks respectively. Jamia Hamdard has been adjudged as the best varsity for pharmacy education and ranked 18 among universities. The Delhi Technological University and Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University have been ranked at 47 and 66 positions respectively.

The Jamia Hamdard vice-chancellor Dr Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain said the varsity is trying to reinvent itself. It will soon start a programme in performing arts and has started law courses and a course in catering management.

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