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.
|Ranking Agency||Year||Ranked at|
|NIRF||2020||#2 out of 100|
|QS World University Ranking||2020||#101-150|
|OUTLOOK-ICARE Ranking||2019||#18 out of 100|
|Times Higher Education(World University Rankings)||2020||#601-800|
|THE WEEK||2019||#1 out of 80|
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 has been ranked at the 2nd position in the University category and at the 8th position in the overall category by NIRF ranking 2020.
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-
|Jawaharlal Nehru University||2||70.16|
|Banaras Hindu University||3||63.15|
|Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham||4||62.27|
|University of Hyderabad||6||61.70|
|Manipal Academy of Higher Education||8||61.51|
|Savitribai Phule Pune University||9||61.13|
|Jamia Milia Islamia||10||61.07|
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.
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
Here are the top universities in India as per the Outlook-ICARE Rankings.
|8||University of Delhi||91.93|
|18||Jawaharlal Nehru University||81.59|
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.
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:
|Arts and Humanities||#162|
|English Language and Literature||#201-250|
|Social Sciences & Management||#284|
|Economics & Econometrics||#251-300|
|Physics & Astronomy||#501-550|
|Computer Science & Information||#501-550|
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.
Times Higher Education’s Asia Ranking parameters are given below with numerical values for JNU.
The Week’s Ranking for top universities in India has ranked JNU Delhi at the first position in 2019
|Jawaharlal Nehru University||1||710|
|Banaras Hindu University||2||668|
|University of Delhi||3||630|
|University of Hyderabad||4||562|
|Aligarh Muslim University||6||556|
|Jamia Milia Islamia||7||521|
|Savitribai Phule Pune University||8||519|
|University of Calcutta||9||518|
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.