NIRF ranking 2020: The National Law School of India University, Bengaluru retained the top position in the National Institutional Ranking (NIRF) 2020. The rankings were announced by Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in a virtual address on Thursday.
Meanwhile, National Law University, New Delhi remained the second-best institute in the rankings, while the third position was retained by Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad. The position of the top three institutes remained similar as the previous year.
Here are the top 10 law university of the country as per NIRF 2020:
Rank 1: National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
Rank 2: National Law University, New Delhi
Rank 3: Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad
Rank 4: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Rank 5: National Law University, Jodhpur
Rank 6: The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
Rank 7: Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
Rank 8: Symbiosis Law School, Pune
Rank 9: Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Rank 10: The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala
Meanwhile, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore was ranked as the country’s premier university in the NIRF 2020 listings. New Delhi’s Jawaharlal National University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) stood at the second and third positions.
Every year, the HRD ministry releases the NIRF list, rating education institutes across the country based on their performance. The objective behind this ranking system is to encourage institutes to compete against each other and simultaneously work towards their growth. In addition, these rankings also attract foreign students, providing a solid base for the ‘Study in India’ programme.
Pokhriyal in his address also spoke about the poor ratings in this year’s global rankings, including Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking. The minister believes that both THE and QS judged Indian universities based on perception and he does not agree with it.
“I do not agree with the THE and QS ranking. Graduates of our institutes are now heading the global leading organisations. They give us low ranking based on perception and I do not agree with it,” Pokhriyal remarked.