Published: 03rd April 2018
It's official: 60 of India's top colleges in South versus 40 in the North, 37 in TN
A majority of the colleges in this year's list are based in the South primarily in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, but the top three ranks are held by Delhi colleges
The recent debate over the 15th commission has revealed to the country that the southern states are contributing more to the country's tax kitty than the North. Guess what else the South is contributing more too? Higher Education.
This year's top 100 colleges included 60 colleges from the North, of which 37 colleges were from Tamil Nadu. In the North, out of the 40 colleges, 27 belonged to Delhi. In comparison, only 11 colleges from Delhi figured in the rank list last year.
Delhi's Miranda House retained its number one rank, while St Stephen's College grabbed the second position, previously held by Chennai's Loyola College. Tiruchirapalli's Bishop Heber College came in third this year previously held by Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi.
After Tamil Nadu, Kerala had the most number of colleges at 17. Surprisingly only three colleges from Karnataka figured on the list- St.Josephs Arts and Science and College of Commerce got the 60 and 55 ranks respectively.
Last year too, Tamil Nadu had 37 colleges ranked on the list but many new colleges have replaced the ones on the old list.
The National Institute Ranking Framework's latest ranking involved three more categories this year- Architecture, Law and Medical. MHRD Minister Prakash Javdekar said that due to lack of applicants last year, the committee had not included these categories but decided to add them this year. The committee also had a 'Special Mention' section this year to include institutes that 'didn't fit into other categories'.