Thiruvananthapuram: The University College has been ranked 25th in the rankings of the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF), a central government institution. This is the fourth time in a row that the college has topped the rankings.
Four universities from the state found a place among the country's top 100 higher educational institutions in the 'overall' category as per the NIRF 2021 released by the Union Education Ministry on today. Last year, five institutions from the state had managed to enter the top 100 list.
In the overall rankings, the University of Kerala clinched the top slot with a rank of 43. The university slipped a place down from the 42nd rank last year. The other institutions in top 100 were: MG University - 52 (49 in 2020), Cusat - 65 (89 in 2020) and Calicut University - 95 (76 in 2020), IISER, Thiruvananthapuram, which earned the 80th rank last year did not figue in the overall ranking this time.
Two premier institutions in Kozhikode made the state proud by bagging top rankings. The National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NIT-C) was ranked second nationally among architecture institutes in the country. The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) improved its national ranking from six to four this year among management institutes.In the University category, the University of Kerala again emerged on top in the state with a national ranking of 27. The other universities that figured in the ranking were: MG University 31 (30 in 2020), Cusat - 44 (62 in 2020), and Calicut University 60 (54 in 2020)