Bangalore, APRIL 4, 2017: The Coimbatore-based Amrita University has emerged as the No. 1 private university and the 9th best university in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking 2017 for Indian Universities that was released today by the Minister of Human Resource Development Sh. Prakash Javadekar. This is a significant improvement from last year’s NIRF ranking, in which Amrita University was judged the No. 2 private university and 14th best university in the country.
“It is a great feeling to reach the top of the ranking for private universities in India in just one year and be ranked No. 9 university overall in the country in NIRF Ranking 2017, right behind some of most prestigious public-funded universities in the country,” said Dr. P. Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor, Amrita University. “This is a testament to the tradition of academic excellence and outstanding faculty that Amrita University is known for since its inception in 2003. We maintain one of the best staff-student ratio of 1:10.”
Amrita University has been ranked the 9th best university in India behind names such as Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Banaras Hindu University, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jadavpur University, Anna University, University of Hyderabad, and University of Delhi. Significantly, there is no other private university in the list of top 10 universities of India in the NIRF Ranking 2017.
Amrita University, with 18,000 students, is a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research university that is accredited ‘A’ by NAAC and is ranked as one of the best research universities in India.
The University is spread across five campuses in three states of India – Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka, with the University headquarters at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
The University continuously collaborates with top US institutions including Ivy League universities and top European universities for regular student exchange programs and has emerged as one of the fastest growing institutions of higher learning in India. The University is managed by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math.
Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi is the founder and Chancellor of Amrita University. She is also known as Amma to millions around the globe. A world renowned humanitarian leader, Amma is the guiding light of the university. Amma’s words, thoughts, and views on education and research have shaped the university’s mission and vision.