New Delhi, April 3: Inspite of raging debate over nationalism and heated argument on free speech, two universities which are at the center of controversies for last several months are found to be the best in India and for the first time it is backed by government survey. Also Read - 'No One Will Fight For Democracy in Future': Twitter Revolts as JNU Student Natasha Narwal Charged Under UAPA After Anti-CAA Protest
Since January, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi and Hyderabad Central University had become a political battleground with several groups sparring over different political ideologies at the University campus but it seems that there has been a little impact on varsity’s academic excellence. The survey has been conducted by a government organisation using parameters ranging from research facilities and on campus recruitment of their graduate. Also Read - 'I Couldn’t Get Into English-Medium School as I Was Adivasi': Sonajharia Minz Recalls After Being Elected as VC of Sido Kanhu Murmu University in Jharkhand
The JNU campus saw a huge protest after its students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on charges of sedition and HCU saw trouble over suicide of Rohit Vemula, a Dalit PhD scholar who had alleged on-campus social discrimination. (Also Read: AAP leader Kumar Vishwas pens open letter to Mehbooba Mufti: ‘Now PDP considers Afzal Guru a terrorist’) Also Read - Trending News Today May 14, 2020: Delhi Riots: Police Sends Notice to Another Jamia Student Under UAPA, Calls For Interrogation Despite COVID-19 Case at Special Cell Headquarters
The survey results had shown a great significance where the surveyors had also mentioned that the students of JNU and HCU have been at the loggerheads with the government over free speech and anti-caste campaigns.
On Monday, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani is set to release a nationwide list of universities and its ranking in which JNU and HCU are supposed to be the best varsity in India. However the duo university are not designated as scientific institutes at large.
The survey has been conducted in which 3,500 higher educational institutions were considered. Among the other categories of institute that have been ranked among top include engineering, management and pharmacy. Fopr those colleges with low performance and poor educational facilities were not considered.
Among other, Delhi University ranks among top 10 but behind JNU and HCU. The Jamia Milia Islamia university ranks further down the order.
The criteria behind the ranking system included teaching, learning resources, research, graduation outcomes, outreach, social and gender inclusivity and perception.