The Kolkata city that mostly stays in its past glory again has something to cheer for in the present-day: a recent national ranking has adjudged the University of Calcutta as the best among Indian universities.
West Bengal’s triumph again in the field of all-India education. On Thursday, out of total of 26 higher education institutions of India, the Indian sate West Bengal bagged the title of best in the list of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).
The state has been crowned as one of the best colleges, universities, engineering, and management and law institutes in the country. Calcutta (University of Calcutta) at number four in the university department. Jadavpur University is ranked eighth.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is extremely pleased and tweeted good wishes. “According to the NIRF 2021 ranking, Kolkata and Jadavpur are among the best universities in India. I am very happy because of that. Among the best colleges are St. Xavier’s Kolkata and Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandir in Belur. Good luck to everyone.’” St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata is at number four in the list of best colleges in the country. Rank 5 of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandir in Belur. IIT Kharagpur is ranked fifth in the list of engineering colleges. IIM Kolkata is third in the list of management colleges.
This success of the educational institutions of the state is naturally a happy tide in Bengal. The Vice Chancellor of Calcutta University, did not hide her excitement over this unimaginable success. She said, “This success is due to the relentless work of the professors, officials, staff and above all the students of the university. We will do our best to maintain this continuity.”
Although this proud, joyous day, the Union Minister of State for Education, Subhash Sarkar in his reaction said more institutions from Bengal should have participated in the National Institutional Ranking Framework program.
Every year NIRF selects the best educational institution in the country. Last year, Kolkata and Jadavpur universities were ranked tenth and eleventh in the list of best universities. This time, the two educational institutions have come a long way and achieved the current rating.
Apart from Kolkata and Jadavpur, the list of best universities includes Visva-Bharati (64) and Burdwan University (65). IIT Kharagpur is ranked sixth in the list of best educational institutions overall. Calcutta and Jadavpur universities are in the eleventh and fourteenth places. Besides, the list includes IISER (35), Shibpur BE College (48), NIT of Durgapur (61) and Visva-Bharati (98). Salt Lake’s NUJS and IIT Kharagpur are in the fourth and fifth place among the law colleges. IIM Kolkata and IIT Kharagpur are ranked third and ninth in the list of management colleges. IMI Kolkata is at number 52 in the list. Indeed this again proved that the Indian State West Bengal’s education system is still one of the best amongst the country.