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Kerala universities nowhere globally

Kochi: Amidst controversy raging over the appointment of Priya Varghese in Kannur University, it would be shocking to note that the country’s top institution IISc, Bangalore, is globally ranked 172.

India’s second best IIT, Mumbai, is ranked 172, IIT Delhi 174, IIT Madras 250, IIT-Kanpur 264, IIT Kharagpur 270 and goes the list,
according to the global education rating agency QS World University.

University of Delhi stands at 521, University of Madras 541, JNU 601, BITS-Pilani 1001. The only institutions in Kerala that find its name in India’s top 41 institutions are Amrita University and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham which have a global ranking of 1,001.

Most of the top ten institutions in the world are based in the US and UK with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US, getting the tag of best university in the world.

Stanford University is third, University of Oxford, UK, fourth, Harvard University, fifth,
California Institute of Technology, US, and 
Imperial College, UK, occupies sixth position.

According to Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan, political interference in appointment of relatives of CPM leaders at top positions in the universities is intolerable. He cited the example Kannur University Vice Chancellor 
Gopinath Raveendran whose service was extended by four years in 2021.

Kerala allocated Rs 2,547 crore for the education sector with Rs 1,014 crore going to schools, Rs 452 crore to higher education, Rs 245 to technical education among others.

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