Only two universities in Madhya Pradesh could make it to the list of top 100 universities in the country, declared by the Union ministry of human resource development on Monday.
Sagar’s Dr Harisingh Gour University ranked 39th to become the best university in the state, while Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology in Raghogarh stood at 89th position.
Barkatullah University of Bhopal and Indore’s Devi Ahilya Viswavidyalaya, considered to be among the top universities in Madhya Pradesh, were surprise omissions in the list.
More than 3,500 government and private universities were assessed based on various parameters, including research facilities, students’ employability and popular perception.
These are the first-ever government-backed rankings of higher educational institutes by the HRD ministry.
Rankings were given under four categories – universities, engineering, management and pharmacy. Indian Institute of Science Bangalore was declared the best university in the country.
Engineering and management institutes in the state, however, fared better. Under the management category, two institutes – Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM)-Bhopal and Indian Institute for Management (IIM)-Indore – were among top 10, securing 8th and 10th positions respectively. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore topped the list under this category.
IIM-I director Rishikesha T Krishnan expressed happiness over the institute ranking among top 10. “This is a tribute to the efforts put in by our faculty, students, staff and alumni. At the same time, we are committed to improving our rank in the years ahead,” he said.
IIT-Indore, which was established in 2009, ranked 16th and Institute of Technology and Management-Gwalior 58th in the engineering category. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras ranked number 1.
In the pharmacy category, Sri GS Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) and BR Nahata College of Pharmacy Mandsaur were placed at 40th and 44th positions respectively.
Dr Harisingh Gour University 39
Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology, Raghogarh 89
IIT Indore 16
Institute of Technology and Management, Gwalior 58
Sri GS Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) 40
BR Nahata College of Pharmacy, Mandsaur 44
Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal 8
Indian Institute of Management, Indore 10