New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has been declared as the best among all categories of institutions in the country for the second consecutive year. The government on Monday released the all India ranking of higher educational institutions for 2017.
The elite science school, based in Bengaluru, has also grabbed the top slot in the list of 100 best universities in India followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Uttar Pradesh. University of Hyderabad climbed down to seventh position this year from fifth in last year’s ranking.
The IISc, established in 1909, was recently ranked eighth among the best small universities of the world by an international rating agency, Times Higher Education.
The premier science institute had topped the list of the all India ranking of higher educational institutions, conducted under the Human Resource Development Ministry for the first time in 2015-16.
The second edition of the exercise was conducted under six different categories — Engineering, Management, University, Colleges, Pharmacy and Overall.