Published: 08th April 2019
39 Tamil Nadu Colleges among India's best colleges in MHRD's NIRF rankings
Presidency College, Chennai, managed to move two ranks upward, by securing the third position in the list. Colleges in TN have done it again
Tamil Nadu steamrolled the NIRF Rankings 2019, with 35 colleges from the state making it to the list of top 100 colleges in the country — essentially translating to one-third of the best colleges in India being in the state. Last year, 37 colleges were ranked in the top 100 colleges. While Presidency College, Chennai moved two ranks up in a year, securing the third position, Loyola College and Madras Christian College bagged the sixth and the thirteenth ranks respectively.
National Institutional Ranking Framework or NIRF India Rankings 2019 for Indian educational institutes was announced by President Ram Nath Kovind at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on Monday. In its fourth year of rankings, the NIRF announced it under nine categories – Overall, Universities, Engineering, Colleges, Management, Pharmacy, Medical, Architecture, and Law.
A few other prominent additions in the list include PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore on the 17th position, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore in the 22nd position and Scott Christian College, Nagercoil in the 30th position.
Delhi has the second most number of colleges in the top 100 list. 29 Colleges from the capital made it to the list. Delhi University's Miranda House and Hindu College bagged the first and the second ranks respectively. They were followed by St Stephen's College on the fourth and Lady Shri Ram College for Women in the fifth positions.
18 colleges from Kerala also made it to the list. This includes University College, Thiruvananthapuram with the 23rd Rank, Mar Ivanios College, Thriuvananthapuram with the 29th Rank and Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi with the 35th rank.