NEW DELHI: Rallies, disguised rabbles, police’ inaction’, Right vs Left, vice-chancellor vs students … and one of India’s best institutes for higher education and research — that’s Jawaharlal Nehru University.Headlines on JNU may frequently centre around agitation and student politics, but the big-hearted floor is that it’s currently one of India’s top-ranked academic organizations and has been so in recent annual rankings.JNU is the only center university, in fact the only varsity, among top eight Indian associations in the 2019 National Institutional Ranking Framework( NIRF ). This HRD department grading system, widely followed in the country, had IIT-Madras at the top spot in 2019, and the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, in second sentiment. JNU is at the seventh spot. The other five places in the top 8 were occupied by the IITs.The NIRF, launched in September 2015 by the HRD ministry, grades institutional recital on the parameters of “teaching, learning and resources”, “research and professional practices”, “graduation outcomes”, “outreach and inclusivity”, and “perception”. It delegate orchestrates to every academy( look graphic ). The standing methodology assess an institute’s student strength( including at doctoral ranks ), teacher-student ratio, published and awarded patents, number of PhDs, percentage of students who are from other states and disadvantaged sections and who are women, besides knowledge of academic peers.

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JNU’s academic conduct has moved forward as the frequency and severity of student ferments mustered gait in recent years. The university has been rocked by demonstrates since 2016, and it has improved its overall value in the NIRF from 61.53 in 2017 to 68.8 in 2019. In 2017, JNU likewise won the President’s Visitor’s Award for the best university.Interestingly, other universities that have looked student protests and fermentations recently — Jamia Millia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University, Hyderabad University and Jadavpur University — likewise score well in rankings.In the NIRF’s university rankings — a smaller subset that omit associations such as IITs — JNU came second in 2019, Hyderabad University stood fourth and Jadavpur University was sixth. Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia were at the 11 th and 12 th smudges, respectively.Since 2016, JNU professors ought to have conferred with various Visitor’s Awards. And in 2015, still fresh from the student agitation over Rohit Vemula’s suicide, Hyderabad University won the Visitor’s Award for best university. Academics from both Jamia and AMU have also won the Visitor’s Awards since 2015, when these bestows were put in place.

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