NEW DELHI: SRI Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute of moved up 17 slots in the revised institution ranking list, a rise from the previously held 58th place. The Centre revised the nation-wide ranking list of Indian institutes, which has come under criticism from some academicians who hold it does not provide a correct assessment of the famed campuses.
As per the revised list of universities under the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF), the Bhubaneswar-based Siksha O Anusandhan, popularly known as SOA University, has jumped ten places from its earlier rank of 26.
Siksha O Anusandhan University is now jointly clubbed with King George’s Medical University, Lucknow at the 16th place. SOA’s ranking improved after NIRF re-evaluated its parameters on research publications, which had inadvertently not been taken into account earlier, raising its score to 72.25.
Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, with a revised score of 62.53 was ranked as 41A below the Presidency University, Kolkata which scored 63.56.
The NIRF ranked the top 100 universities in the country, taking into account five basic parameters of Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), Research Productivity (RPC), Graduation Outcome (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and Perception.
Sources in the Ministry said that some more representations had come from different institutes, which were also being examined, hinting at further revision later on.
The ranking list, released on April 4, had come under fire for failing to capture the true potential of the institutes.
The critics asserted that placing IIM Udaipur above IIM Kozhikode and IIM Indore was surprising as was Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) being ranked at 83 while Jamia Hamdard University was ranked 18.
“It is surprising that Jamia Milia, which is counted among the prominent universities in Delhi after DU and JNU has been ranked the poorest at 83. We get record applications for limited seats. How have they judged us?” a JMI professor asked.
According to the former JNU vice-chancellor SK Sopory, certain criteria were “absurd” and HRD should review further rankings.
JNU and the University of Hyderabad, which have been at the centre of massive rows recently, topped the list of central varsities while Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and IIM-Bangalore led among technological and management institutions.
In the technological institutions category, IIT Mumbai is placed second, followed by IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi and Kanpur. Manipal College of Pharmacy was ahead of others in the category of Pharmacy education.
The next round of ranking will include medical and agriculture institutes.