Enrolment into the medical schools and the law institutes are rapidly on fire, owing to the growing healthcare concerns plus the increasing demand for the law and order to be successfully regarded in the Indian nation.
Almost 5,543 higher education institutions were assessed this year by NIRF across 13 categories viz., overall, universities, colleges, research institutions, engineering, management, pharmacy, medical, dental, law, architecture and planning, agriculture and allied sciences, and innovation.
NIRF evaluated the participating institutions on five criteria, comprising of 30 per cent weightage for teaching, learning, and resources; 30 per cent weightage for research and professional practice; 20 per cent weightage for
graduation outcomes; 10 per cent for perception; and final 10 per cent for outreach and inclusivity.
Here’s a look into the top 5 institutes ranking in the medical category and top 5 in the law category.
Top Medical Institutes Of India
The largest number of doctors in the entire planet are produced by none other than the medical schools in India, preparing them not just for the contemporary health challenges, but also the emerging ones, like the impromptu situation of COVID-19 that shook the whole globe.
Even though one of the most expensive and longest courses, yet it is a dream fostered by millions of Indian parents for their child to turn out as a doctor.
Being a significant health contributor in the global stage, here are some of the top institutes that acclaim the highest standards of study and hospital service in the Indian medical sector.
1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi
AIIMS, Delhi has secured the top rank once again, a label it carried for past 6 years, leaving behind the rest of the institutions with a score of 94.32. With 20 functional AIIMS campuses across the nation, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi had welcomed 734 new faculty members with 303 students pursuing doctoral program till FY2021-22. It boasts of 3,279 beds in the hospital overall, with average occupancy of 2,300 per day, and average OPD attendance of 8,000 in the calendar year 2021. In FY2021-22, AIIMS, Delhi undertook 609 sponsored projects with 35 funding agencies that escalated the funding rewards to more than Rs. 101 Crores.
In the overall category, AIIMS Delhi has bagged the 6th rank, jumping from last year’s 9th position.
2. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
Called as the ‘Institute of National Importance’, PGIMER stood still on the second position as last year at 81.10 score, with additional intake of 643 faculty members and 270 PhD students on-roll up to 2021-22. The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh involved in 951 sponsored research during the year 2021-22, and received funding from 115 agencies with total amount going up to more than Rs. 65 Crores. PGIMER Chandigarh had an average of 4,682 OPD attendance, with average bed occupancy of 1,619 per day out of total 2,233 number of beds for the same calendar year.
3. Christian Medical College, Vellore
The private Christian community-run CMC in Vellore maintained its position at the top medical institutes at #3, exclaiming a score of 75.29, and marked the entry of 846 new faculty members and 16 students pursuing their PhD by the year 2021-22. Out of the two CMC hosted in India, Christian Medical College, Vellore took part in 511 sponsored projects receiving funds from 55 agencies of about more than Rs. 110 Crores. It showed an average bed occupancy of 1,657 per day out of the total number of 3,013 beds in the hospital, and OPD attendance on an average of 7,190 for the year 2021-22.
4. National Institute of Medical Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru
The apex center for neurosciences and mental health across the nation, NIMHANS sustained its fourth spot in comparison to the previous year ranking with a score of 72.46. It had 245 PhD students graduating from their doctoral research in 2021-22, and also witnessed the introduction of 249 new faculty members in the same year.
Out of the total 800 beds in the hospital, the National Institute of Medical Health and Neuro Sciences in Bangalore has 589 patients occupying the bed on an average per day. Along the same lines, the OPD attendance in the calendar year 2021 surfaced up to 1,340. NIMHANS Bengaluru participated in 359 research projects sponsored by 99 funding agencies, collecting a total of Rs. 52 Crores.
5. Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry
Moving one position up from last year, JIPMER located in the Union Territory of India, came up with 72.10 score, swiftly behind the NIMHANS in the top 50 medical institutions. The territory care-referral hospital had an average of 3,885 OPD attendance in the calendar year 2021-22, with as much as 1,415 beds filling in on a single day on an average out of the total of 1,914 beds in the hospital.
291 faculty members entered the Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research in Puducherry, while number of doctoral students completing their PhD in the year 2021-22 tolled up to 185. JIPMER undertook 129 sponsored projects with 45 funding agencies to cross about Rs. 15 Crores as the total fund received.
Summing up the top 5 medical institutes recognized by the NIRF out of a total of 50 in the list, the ranks showcases how the medical institutes are focusing more on the world-class facilities and is driven more by compassion than revenue.
The rest of the institutes ranking in the medical category ranking according to their order are: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Coimbatore), Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (Lucknow), Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi), Kasturba Medical College (Manipal), Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (Thiruvananthapuram), Madras Medical College & Government General Hospital (Chennai), King George’s Medical University (Lucknow), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Jodhpur), Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital (New Delhi), Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (Pune), Siksha O Anusandhan (Bhubaneswar), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Bhubaneswar), Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (Chennai), St. John’s Medical College (Bengaluru), and S.R.M. Institute of Science and Technology (Chennai) closing in at 20th position.
Stating a score of 60.44, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (Chennai) followed suit with the others ranking below as All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Rishikesh), Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (New Delhi), Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research (Kolkata), Datta Meghe Institute of Higher Education and Research (Wardha), Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (Bhubaneswar), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Patna), Aligarh Muslim University, Jamia Hamdard (New Delhi), and Kasturba Medical College (Mangalore) conclude the list till top 30.
Lady Hardinge Medical College (New Delhi) comes in at #31 with a score of 55.78, and is followed by Govt. Medical College & Hospital (Chandigarh), Maulana Azad Medical College (Delhi), Maharishi Markandeshwar (Ambala), Dayanand Medical College (Ludhiana), University College of Medical Sciences (Delhi), JSS Medical College (Mysuru), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Bhopal), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (Raipur), and PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (Coimbatore) concluding the top 40 list.
The Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute showed up at the 41st position with a score of 52.61, and is closely pursued by Christian Medical College (Ludhiana), M.S. Ramaiah Medical College (Bengaluru), Government Medical College (Thiruvananthapuram), Medical College (Kolkata), Sawai Man Singh Medical College (Jaipur), Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (Puducherry), Chettinad Academy of Research and Education (Chengalpattu), Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS (Rohtak) and B.J. Medical College (Ahmedabad) winding up the Top 50 Medical Institutes List at 49.71 score.
Top Law Institutes Of India
For a country to move together in renaissance, the topmost decision makers ought to be given the best of all the knowledge, and should be well-versed with the pain points to be regarded during any regulatory obligations.
The law and order system of the country does the same, and India specially abiding by the law, has a much ardent worship for those in this system.
The importance of legal education in a democratic country like India need not be over- emphasized, with the basics of the system flowing into the blood and veins of each of the sectors in the nation.
The best law imparting organizations in India has been summarized below in a nutshell.
1. National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
Established in 1986, the NLSIU retained its #1 rank for the 6th consecutive year under the law subject, with an outstanding score of 80.52. It boasted an entry of 107 faculty members with 61 students pursuing doctoral program as full-time and 22 students as part-time until 2021-22. The very first law school to be set up in the Indian subcontinent, National Law School of India University in Bengaluru undertook 38 sponsored projects during 2021-22 with 24 funding agencies taking the total funds to Rs. 7.78 Crores. NLSIU became the first in the country to roll- out the 5-year integrated undergraduate law degree.
2. National Law University, Delhi
National Law University Delhi maintained the track record of hitting the #2 position in the top law institutions across India for the 6th year, underlining a score of 73.91. Established in 2008 with a five year degree model, NLU
showcased the entry of 124 new faculty members, whilst giving off 28 full time PhD degrees to students till 2021-22, and part-time doctoral program students numbered 26 in the same year. Receiving a total fund of Rs. 8 Crores from 14 agencies, the National Law University of Delhi participated in 15 sponsored research projects.
3. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
In close foot steps of NLU Delhi, the second national law university to see its birth in India, NALSAR reclaimed its rank of #3 in the NIRF list after 2022 with 73.76 points. Founded in 1998, the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research welcomed 80 new faculty members and witnessed 38 full-time and 65 part-time students carrying out their doctoral studies till 2021-22. With Rs. 1.7 Crores funds received by 5 agencies, NALSAR undertook 5 sponsored research projects.
4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
The second best law school in India after NLSIU, WBNUJS came up from the previous position of 5th rank to #4 with a score of 69.34 among the top law institutes. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences claims to be one of the best elite national law schools of the nation, bringing in 66 new faculty members in 2021-22. The number of students pursuing PhD full-time during 2021-22 is an extensive 101, with 17 part-time positions. Established in 1999, WBNUJS accomplished 21 sponsored projects, receiving funds of more than Rs. 1 Crore by 6 funding agencies.
5. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Climbing up two ranks from the 7th position in 2022, the central university located in the heart of New Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia closed in the top 5 best law institutes across India with 68.3 points. Exhibiting one of the highest ranked facility in its law department, Jamia Millia Islamia showcased the entry of 27 new faculty members, offering doctoral study program to 56 full time students till 2021-22. With a one Lac fund received by 1 funding agency in 2021-22, Jamia Millia Islamia completed one sponsored research project in the law department.
Among the top 30 best performing law institutes in the nation, Symbiosis Law School (Pune) turns in at #6 with 66.67 points, followed by Gujarat National Law University, Siksha O Anusandhan (Bhubaneswar), Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur), Babasheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (Lucknow), Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (Chennai), Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (Bhubaneswar), Christ University (Bengaluru), Aligarh Muslim University, Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy (Thanjavur), Lovely Professional University
(Phagwara), Indian Law Institute (New Delhi), National Law Institute University (Bhopal), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (New Delhi), and The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (Patiala) summing up the top 20 with 51.53 points.
The last 10 out of the top 30 law institutes across India starts with Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (Lucknow) sweeping in with 50.90 points, followed by Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi), Amity University (Gurugram), National University of Study & Research in Law (Ranchi), Alliance University (Bengaluru), Army Institute of Law (Mohali), Nirma University (Ahmedabad), National Law University and Judicial Academy (Kamrup), Manipal University (Jaipur), and National Law University (Cuttack) finalizing the ranks at #30 with a score of 46.02.
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Rankings for 2023 had been released by Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, the Minister of State For Education and External Affairs on 5 June 2023 virtually.
The NIRF framework, launched on 29 September 2015 by Minister of Education, outlines a methodology for ranking institutions across the Indian subcontinent to align with the nation’s culture and ethos.
NIRF was established to address the shortcomings of the International rankings that generally overlook country specific factors while assessing the universities.
The set of parameters chosen for the ranking are coherent, compact and inter-dependent as NIRF has also acknowledged the top-performing institutions with consistent rankings over the years.
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