Bharathiyar University among top universities list

Coimbatore: The Bharathiar University is ranked 13th among Indian Universities and 20th under the overall categories of NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) of Ranking of 2018 of Union Ministry of Human Resources and Development.

The university is the only State University under Arts and Science category to top the list of NIRF, a varsity release said yesterday.

This achievement was due to consistent teaching and research activities, it said. Another city-based Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has emerged as the 8th best university among the Indian Universities, the only private university to appear in the top 10 list.

"It is a wonderful outcome of the visionary leadership of the world-renowned humanitarian leader Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, in setting the dual goals of education for life and compassion-driven research, the university vice-chancellor, Dr P Venkat Rangan said in a release.