Tamil Nadu & Delhi host most of the Outstanding Higher Education Institutions in India
As the much-awaited, Union Government - Ministry of Education lead National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2022 was released lately, the Ranking list throws light on the current Higher Education scenario in terms of concentration of high-quality universities and colleges pan India.
As per 2022 rankings besides Delhi, It is South India that has dominated higher education in terms of hosting excellent universities and colleges. The data considered for the analysis is the top 100 institutions that found a place in each of the 3 major categories (overall, universities and colleges) in the NIRF list. The state of Tamil Nadu emerged as the top state by hosting around 24 per cent of the top 300 colleges and universities followed by Delhi which hosts 15 per cent of HEIs. Both Tamil Nadu and Delhi host 71 and 45 HEIs respectively.
Among the top 100 in the overall category, Tamil Nadu tops with 18 institutions, followed by Maharashtra 12, Uttar Pradesh 8, Delhi, Karnataka, and Punjab each having 7 institutions. When it comes to the top 100 Universities category, Tamil Nadu has as many as 21, followed by Maharashtra 13, Karnataka 12, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh have 6 each. However, a major factor to notice is the college category. Tamil Nadu and Delhi host as many as 32 colleges each among the top 100 followed by Kerala at 17, West Bengal at 7, and Maharashtra at 3.
Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras); Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru; and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) emerged as top HEIs in India respectively. IISc, Bengaluru; Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi; and Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi are the top universities in India. Miranda House, Delhi; Hindu College, Delhi and Presidency College, Chennai emerged as the top colleges in India respectively.
NIRF also ranks HEIs in specific categories viz, Research Institutions, Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Medical, Dental, Law, and Architecture.
The above analogy suggests that except in the South, and to an extent Western India covering Maharashtra and Gujarat the other parts of India have a lot to cover in terms of quality and excellence in Education. Though Delhi is the major destination for higher education in the North, many other cities have put up a good performance. In terms of states, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Odisha have performed better in NIRF Rankings this year.
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