Students' good work, not anti-India slogans help JNU make it to top 10 Indian Universities: Prakash Javadekar

JNU, last year, got embroiled into the controversy over a protest organized by students against the hanging of Afzal Guru

Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which recently made headlines after the event in which “anti-national” slogans were allegedly raised by the students, was on April 3 ranked as high as number six in the university rankings announced by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry (MHRD).

Besides JNU, Jadavpur University, which grabbed the limelight after groups of student clashed over the screening of a political film last year, was ranked at number 12.

Reacting on this, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said: “JNU and Jadavpur University didn’t get rankings for Afzal Guru or anti-India slogans but for the good work done by students.”

JNU was embroiled into the controversy last year over a protest organised by students against the hanging of Afzal Guru that drew charges of sedition on some of its students.

According to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), the Indian Institute of Science at Bengaluru in Karnataka adjudged the No.1 higher educational institute in the country. Meanwhile, Indian Institute of Technology Madras and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay received the No 2 and No 3 rankings respectively.

Here is the list of top 10 universities in India

  1. Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  5. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  6. Jawaharlal Nehru University
  7. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  8. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  9. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  10. Banaras Hindu University

The rankings were made under five heads—overall, university, engineering, management and pharmacy. Over 3,300 institutes participated in the second edition of the India Rankings.

The complete list of university rankings is posted online (