Best Universities in India: Top Rankings 2017

Best Universities in India: Rankings 2017

Best Universities in India- rankings 2017, was published by NIRF. IISc, Bangalore received rank #1, among the top Universities in India, for 2017. Average salary, campus placement opportunities, faculty qualifications, etc are considered while ranking. National Institutional Research Framework (NIRF) is authorized by Government of India to provide rankings for Colleges and Universities in India.

Best Universities in India, Rankings 2017- Top Ranks 1-5

First, see the table below, which shows the best Universities in India, rankings 2017- top ranks:

Best Universities in India, NIRF Rankings-Top Ranks.
Best Universities in India, NIRF Rankings-Top Ranks.

Now, let’s see in detail the top 5 best Universities in India. Information about the top Indian universities, median salary, overall rank, city and state are given below:

1. Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Karnataka

Firstly, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore consistently ranked # 1 among the top Universities in India, in 2016 and 2017. IISc, Bangalore has Under Graduate, Post Graduate and PhD programs. Median salary of placed graduates after PG (2 years) was Rs. 1502000.

2. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 

Next, Jawaharlal Nehru University, in New Delhi, received rank # 2 in 2017 rankings for best Universities in India.  Average salary of placed graduates after PG (2 years) program was Rs. 384608. And, the same for PG (3 years)program was Rs. 713000.

3. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Among the best Indian Universities, Banaras Hindu University was ranked #3, based on NIRF rankings. Median salary for UG (3 years) was Rs. 4 lakhs. And, the average salary for PG (3 years) was Rs. 8 lakhs.

4. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Next, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research was ranked #4 among the top Indian Universities for 2017. This University offers PG and PhD programs. However, information about median salary of graduates is not available.

5. Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal

Now, ranked number 5 in rankings for top Indian Universities, Jadavpur University offers UG, PG AND PhD programs. Average salary of placed graduates was Rs 5.6 lakhs for UG (4 years). And, the same for PG (2 years) was Rs. 4.39 lakhs.

Best Indian Universities, Rankings 2017- Top Ranks 5-15

Now, let’s see ranks 5-15 among the top Indian Universities, based on NIRF rankings 2017.

6. Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
7. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana
8. University of Delhi, Delhi
9. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
10. Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra
11. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
12. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Delhi
13. Birla Institute of Technology & Science –Pilani, Rajasthan
14. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
15. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, Delhi

Best Universities in India, Rankings 2017- Top Ranks 15-25

As per the rankings 2017, the best Indian Universities that ranked 15-25 are as follows:

16. Calcutta University, Kolkata, West Bengal
17. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
18. Manipal Academy of Higher Education-Manipal, Karnataka
19. Visva Bharati, Kolkata, West Bengal
20. Siksha`O` Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
21. Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra
21. Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
23. Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana
24. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab
25. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Check below to see the Top 25 Best Universities in India, as per the NIRF/ MHRD Rankings 2017:

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Top Universities in India: NIRF Ranking Parameters

NIRF Rankings of top Universities in India are based on 5 ranking parameters. And, these ranking parameters and the weightage are given below:

• Teaching, Learning & Resources (TLR) – 0.30
• Research and Professional Practice (RP) – 0.30
• Graduation Outcomes (GO) – 0.20
• Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) – 0.10
• Perception (PR) – 0.10

Every year, NIRF gathers information about these five parameters from participating Indian Universities. Thereafter, this information is analyzed and rankings based on individual parameters are given. Also, overall ranking for the top Universities in India is also determined.

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