JU fails to figure among top 100 institutes in NIRF

2023 Rankings; KU secures 58th rank


JAMMU : After securing a poor 93rd rank last year, the University of Jammu (JU) has once again perform badly as it has failed to figure among the top 100 Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) of the country in Overall category of the eighth edition of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Rankings 2023 released by the Ministry of Education today.

University of Kashmir (KU) on the other hand, has come up with a much improved performance by securing 58th rank.  KU secured 50.77 points out of 100 points. In NIRF 2022 rankings, KU was ranked at a poor 84th spot. In this year’s rankings, the varsity has improved its performance by 26 points.

In Teaching Learning and Resources (TLR), KU secured 70.64 points out of total 100 followed by  Graduation Outcome (GO-79.58), Outcome and Inclusivity (OI-53.05), Research and Professional Practice (RPP-26.93) and Perception (2.77).

JU on the other hand cut a sorry figure in this year’s rankings too. Last year, JU was poorly ranked at 93rd spot in the seventh edition of NIRF rankings.  However, the ranking of JU has slipped further to 7 points in the University category also. KU has improved its rankings by 20 points.  In NIRF 2023 Rankings, JU secured 63rd rank with a total of 47.58 points. In 2022, JU secured 56th rank with 48.03 points.

However, in the Engineering category, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jammu has been ranked at 67th spot with 48.15 points while National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar secured 82nd rank among top 100 institutes with a total of 47.50 points.  In Management Category, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Jammu secured 41st rank with 54.17 points.  Similarly, in Architecture and Planning category, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) Katra secured 26th rank among top 30 institutes with 51.94 points.

In the Agriculture and Allied Sectors Category, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science & Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST)-Srinagar secured 9th rank with 59.50 points.  The HEI is figured among top 40 universities in Agriculture and Allied Sectors.

In other remaining categories namely Colleges,  Research Institutions category, Pharmacy, Medical,  Dental,  Law and Innovation, there is the same old story as not even a single institute from J&K UT has been figured among the top institutes.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras remained the country’s top-ranked educational institute for the fifth time followed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. Delhi University (DU)’s Miranda House emerged as the top college for the seventh time in a row.

IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee, and IIT Guwahati are on the list of top 10 institutes in the overall category. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) ranked sixth and 10th.

The institutions were ranked under 13 categories—overall, university, colleges, engineering, management, pharmacy, law, medical, architecture, dental, research, agriculture, and innovation. As many as 8,686 applications were received for the rankings this year compared to 7,254 in 2022. In the overall category, IIT-Delhi replaced IIT-Mumbai for the third position.