Jamia Millia Islamia’s AJK-Mass Communication Research Centre and Faculty of Architecture & Ekistics have retained their 1st and 7th positions for the 2nd consecutive year in an all India ranking survey of top professional educational institutions having Government accreditation or affiliation, conducted by Outlook magazine.
The university’s Faculty of Law has been placed at 6th position, improving its ranking from 10th last year, according to the survey published by the magazine in its latest issue.
The process of ranking India’s best professional colleges began with an extensive listing of institutes and writing to directors of institutes that have participated over the past years. As is the norm, only colleges with Government accreditation or affiliation and with at least three graduate batches were considered, it said.
The weekly said that detailed objective questionnaires were sent to 1,700 colleges across India in nine streams-Engineering, Medical, Dental, Architecture, Law, Hotel Management, Social Work, Mass Communication and Fashion Technology. The questionnaires measured colleges on five key parameters-select process, academic excellence, infrastructure and facilities, personality development and industry exposure and placement.
These parameters and sub-parameters and their relative importance and weightages were decided in 2010 in consultation with a panel of experts with reasonable levels of experience in their respective fields, it said.