Jawaharlal Nehru University - [JNU] Rankings

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Ranked 8 for Overall by NIRF 2020
Ranked 7 for Overall by NIRF 2019
Ranked 18 for Overall by Outlook 2019
Ranked 601 for Overall by THE 2020
Ranked 301 for Arts by THE 2020
Ranked 601 for Science by THE 2020
Ranked 401 for Social Science by THE 2020
Ranked 401 for Life Sciences by THE 2020
Ranked 1072 for Overall by US News 2020
Ranked 9 for Overall by ARWU 2019
Jawaharlal Nehru University - [JNU], New Delhi

Jawaharlal Nehru University - [JNU], New Delhi

New Delhi, Delhi NCR Estd 1969 Central University NAAC Grade A 2 Questions Answered Ranked 8 for Overall by NIRF 2020+9 more

JNU Ranking 2020: NIRF, OUTLOOK, QS, Times Higher Education, THE WEEK

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Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has always managed to remain at the top of the university rankings of the country since forever. It holds a reputable status among the various national rating agencies 

It has been ranked at 2nd position under the University category and ranked at 8th position out of 100 under the overall category by NIRF, Govt. of India. Its nearest competitors are Banaras Hindu Universityand IISC Bangalore.

Other Ranking agencies like Outlook, THE WEEK also ranked it among the top 10 private universities in the country. On the global front, it has done considerably well and has found itself in the 601-800th ranking on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. 

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JNU Ranking 2020 Highlights

Ranking AgencyYearRanked at
NIRF2020#2 out of 100
QS World University Ranking2020#101-150
OUTLOOK-ICARE Ranking2019#18 out of 100
Times Higher Education(World University Rankings)2020#601-800
THE WEEK2019#1 out of 80

JNU Ranking 2020 NIRF

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), has been launched in the year 2015 by the MHRD, for ranking the Indian Institutions across the country. 

The score obtained by JNU in various parameters of NIRF 2020 (Universities) is as follows:

JNU Ranking

JNU has been ranked at the 2nd position in the University category and at the 8th position in the overall category by NIRF ranking 2020.

Last 5 years NIRF rankings of JNU

YearRank
20202
20192
20182
20172
20163

JNU has been placed in the 2nd position by NIRF over the last 3 years. Clearly, the rank is retained and the scores have improved year by year. 

The NIRF has allotted the following ranks to the below-mentioned universities which happen to be at par with the JNU-

InstituteRankNIRF Score
IISC Bangalore184.18
Jawaharlal Nehru University270.16
Banaras Hindu University363.15
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham462.27
Jadavpur University561.99
University of Hyderabad661.70
Calcutta University761.53
Manipal Academy of Higher Education861.51
Savitribai Phule Pune University961.13
Jamia Milia Islamia1061.07

JNU stands among the top 3 universities in India for the last 5 years. IISC Bangalore stands at the first position with a score of 84.18, followed by JNU Delhi and BHU Uttarpradesh at second and third place respectively. 

JNU Ranking 2020 OUTLOOK-ICARE

Outlook-ICARE India Rankings has ranked JNU at the 18th position in 2019. 

The ranking forum considers its own parameters which are Faculty Student Ratio, Faculty with Ph.D., Papers Per Faculty, Citations Per Paper and Inclusiveness & Diversity. Final scores are calculated using the sum total of all of these parameters.

The scores under various parameters are given in the graphical form

JNU Ranking

Here are the top universities in India as per the Outlook-ICARE Rankings.

RankNameOverall Score
1IIT Bombay96.52
2IISC Bangalore96.08
3IIT Madras95.68
4IIT Delhi95.55
5IIT Kharagpur95.46
6IIT Kanpur95.21
7IIT Roorkee94.59
8University of Delhi91.93
9IIT Guwahati90.70
18Jawaharlal Nehru University81.59

IIT Bombay scored the highest in all of the given parameters and bagged the first position while IISC Bangalore and IIT Madras are next behind it. Manipal Academy of Higher Education can be considered to be the best private institute as it is the only institute to find a place right after the top 10 spots were bagged by the government institutions. 

JNU Ranking 2020 QS World

QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of rankings of universities across the world by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Subsequently, QS also launches a subject wise ranking of the different universities

For the Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Subject wise QS world Rankings are tabulated below:

SubjectRank
History#101-150
Geography#101-150
Politics#101-150
Sociology#101-150
Arts and Humanities#162
Modern Languages#201-250
English Language and Literature#201-250
Social Sciences & Management#284
Environmental Studies#251-300
Economics & Econometrics#251-300
Biological Sciences#351-400
Physics & Astronomy#501-550
Computer Science & Information#501-550

JNU Ranking 2020 Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education Rankings has placed JNU in the rank zone of 601-800 for the year 2020. However, in the Asia ranking list, the institute has earned its position of 187th in the same year. 

Times Higher Education’s World Ranking parameters are given below with numerical values for JNU.

ParametersScore
Overall28.3-35.2
Teaching43.9
Research17.3
Citations26.6
Industrial Income43.0
International Outlook19.3

Times Higher Education’s Asia Ranking parameters are given below with numerical values for JNU.

JNU Ranking

JNU Ranking 2020 The Week

The Week’s Ranking for top universities in India has ranked JNU Delhi at the first position in 2019

InstituteRankOverall Score
Jawaharlal Nehru University1710
Banaras Hindu University2668
University of Delhi3630
University of Hyderabad4562
Jadavpur University5559
Aligarh Muslim University6556
Jamia Milia Islamia7521
Savitribai Phule Pune University8519
University of Calcutta9518
Andhra University10516

Clearly, the Jawaharlal Nehru University has done amazingly well as far as The Week’s rankings are concerned. It has consistently retained its first position since 2 years with a score of 710/1000.

Further studying other colleges in the list, the University of Hyderabad has maintained its position at 4th place in the year 2018 and 2019. Andhra University has also shown improvements of 3 steps up whereas Jamia Milia Islamia improved for 2 steps up.

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