Only one state university from Kerala made it to the top 50 educational institutions in India, in a countrywide government ranking of educational institutions released on Monday.
Kerala University is ranked 47, ahead of the much-in-demand Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode that is ranked 85 and Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology at 56, in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2017. The topmost education institution in the country is Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
NIRF ranks the institutions based on five parameters: Teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity perception. The ranking, which is an annual exercise, was done by an independent and autonomous body National Board of Accreditation (NBA).