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Mumbai University has been ranked 64th by the NIRF

The University of Mumbai has ranked amongst the top 100 colleges in the country according to the fifth National Institutional Ranking Framework.

Mumbai University has been ranked 64th by the NIRF
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The University of Mumbai (MU) has ranked amongst the top 100 colleges in the country according to the fifth National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). The NIRF was released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development on Thursday as MU saw a big leap from its rank last year.

The university enhanced its position by moving from the 81st rank in 2019 to the 64th rank among universities in the country in 2020. The top ten ranks in the overall list were topped by premier Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) with IIT-Madras taking the mantle followed by Bangaluru based Indian Institute of Science in the second position. IIT Delhi came in the third position with IIT Bombay taking the fourth place. The two-state universities to make it to the list of top 10 were the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi and IIT-Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi.   

Several other institutes from Mumbai have made it to the list of top 100 institutes in the country. It includes the Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, which ranked at 34, rose by 3 places from the rank 37 in 2019. The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Deonar, and SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Vile Parle was placed at the 57 and 92 in overall ranks, respectively. DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, stood at the rank 77 in the universities list this year.

According to data shared by the HRD ministry, over 1,600 colleges in the country participated in NIRF this year, however, only five colleges from the state showed up in the top 100 college list 2020. While the top five spots were taken by Delhi-based colleges, Nirmala Niketan’s College of Social Work, Churchgate bagged the rank 62 with the St Xavier’s College being placed at the rank 90 in the top college's list. The NIRF which adopts a methodology granted by the Union HRD to evaluate and rank universities do so on multiple parameters which include teaching, research work, outcomes, outreach and inclusivity.

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