Loyola, Chennai & St. Xavier's, Kolkata among top 10 Colleges in India
Prof. Partho Mukherji, St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
Loyola College, Chennai and St. Xavier's College, Kolkata are the two Jesuit Colleges which feature among the first 10 Colleges in the country ranked by the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF), MHRD, Government of India.
[ Loyola College, Chennai]
The 'India Ranking 2017' was announced by the MHRD Minister Mr. Prakash Javedkar on April 3 at a Press Conference. A public function has been arranged by the Central Government on April 10 to felicitate the top rank holders.
The ranking conducted by NIRF is based on 5 parameters:
1. Teaching Learning Resources(100)
2. Research and Professional Practice(100)
3. Graduation Outcomes(100)
4. Outreach Inclusivity(100)
Loyola College, ranked number 2 scored 68.68 and St. Xavier's Kolkata, with a score of 59.12 is at number 6 in the country.
Six Jesuit Colleges figure among the top 50 Colleges in India. They include: Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada (rank: 24), St. Joseph's, Bangalore (rank: 29), St. Xavier's Mumbai (rank: 40) and St. Aloysius Mangalore (rank: 44).
In January 2017, St. Xavier's College Kolkata was accredited with A++ Grade with a CGPA of 3.77 on a 4 point scale- this score is the highest in the country by any College undertaking the 3rd Cycle of Accreditation conducted by the National Accreditation Body(NAAC), UGC.
[ St Xavier's College, Kolkata]
Rev. Fr. Felix Raj, Principal of St.Xavier's College, Kolkata observes -
"We are pleased to be ranked 6th in the country by the National Ranking Framework of MHRD. Every assessment is an Audit that identifies for us the strengths and weaknesses and lays the foundation for opportunities to prosper further with our purpose of imparting higher education to greater sections of society. We are therefore thankful to the Ranking council of MHRD. We pledge to strive tirelessly towards our motto of NIHIL ULTRA-NOTHING BEYOND".