Flying in the face of a MHRD ranking of national engineering colleges that placed IIT Madras at the top, more than 60% of the top 1,000 rankers of JEE Advanced 2016 have chosen IIT Bombay, DELHI, Kanpur and Kharagpur.

IIT Madras ranks at number 5 for the top rankers in the JEE Advanced with only 103 takers.  Last year too, 103 students opted for IIT Madras among the top 1,000 rankers.

The MHRD under its National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) first carried out the ranking in four categories — engineering, management, pharmacy and university — this April.

With IIT Madras at the top, the other category A engineering institutes in the National Ranking are IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur.

“IIT B has been the number one choice for top rankers and this has been the trend since last eight years,” said Ashok Misra, former director of IIT Bombay and currently the Chairman-India Intellectual Ventures.

Source: The Economic Times