New Delhi: HRD Ministry has ranked, the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) at the 12th position in the universities category in the country. The prestigious university has maintained its position despite functioning under adverse conditions.
In the ‘overall ranking’ that includes IITs, IIMs, IISc, other top technical institutions and universities, the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF-2019) in its India Rankings Report-2019, has placed JMI at the 19th position among 1,479 institutions that took part in NIRF this year.
PTI has quoted Jamia Teachers’ Association secretary Professor Majid Jamil as saying, “The varsity does not have a VC, but the teachers are taking classes and everything is going smoothly. There have been fund cuts, the varsity has not got projects and there are huge cuts in the higher education budget. We are managing under adverse conditions. If we had more funds, we would have done much better.”
While JMI has been ranked at 8th position in the country in Faculty of Law and Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics categories, its Faculty of Engineering and Technology has been ranked at 27th in Engineering Colleges category and its Faculty of Management at 34th rank among the Management colleges category.
Expressing his joy over the achievement, Professor Shahid Ashraf, officiating VC, JMI said, “I am happy that Jamia has maintained its rank in NIRF. The university has come a long way and we hope to perform even better in the future. Over the next few years we will improve our rank to reach among top 10 institutions of the country.”
The NIRF ranking is given on the basis of parameters that include teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity and perception.