The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the University of Hyderabad (UoH), two universities that have been in news since early this year over sedition cases and death of Dalit scholar Rohit Vemula respectively, are among India's best educational institutions.
A government-backed survey, said to be the first of its kind, used several yardsticks in the ranking process including "teaching/learning resources, research, graduation outcomes (employability), outreach/ social and gender inclusivity and perception", a report in Hindustan Times states.
The report further states, "The data for the first four parameters, which account for 90% of the weightage, was submitted by the institutions and verified by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), a body constituted by the HRD ministry last year to conduct annual quality surveys."
The Delhi University also has been ranked among the top ten educational institutions in the country.
The survey report will be released by Human Resource Development minister Smriti Irani on Monday.
Sources in HRD Ministry told PTI that nearly 3,500 institutions will be ranked in six categories. It is learnt there will be separate categories for technical institutions, management institutions and universities.
When it came to research, both the JNU and UoH have performed quite well, the sources said.