It was in the previous month, IISc was ranked eighth in the Times Higher Education or THE Rankings, 2017 in the "best small universities" category. The list includes California Institute of Technology (Caltech) from the US, Ecole Normale Superieure from France and Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea.
Along with IISc, seven Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) have also made it to the list of top 10 educational institutes in the common overall category. Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have also been placed in the list.
JNU, which was at third position in the NIRF ranking 2016, has been ranked second this year in the 'Universities' category.
National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) implements overall recommendations of the core committee set up by the ministry to rank institutions across the country. The recommendations are based on the different parameters for ranking universities and institutions.
The parameters broadly cover 'Teaching, Learning and Resources', 'Research and Professional Practices', 'Graduation Outcomes', 'Outreach and Inclusivity' and 'Perception'.
IIM-Ahmedabad and IIM-Bangalore have switched positions in the top management institute list. Last year the Bangalore institution was placed at the top and IIM-Ahmedabad was second.
(With Inputs From PTI)
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