Why In News?
- Banaras Hindu University (BHU) of Uttar Pradesh has been declared as the second-best university in the country in the rankings released by IIRF (Indian Institutional Ranking Framework) on 29 May 2023.
- IIRF ranks educational institutions on the basis of several parameters including teaching, research quality and productivity, placements, industry linkages, reputation and image.
- In the ranking of Central Universities across the country, BHU has been given 982.95 marks out of 1000. JNU, which came in first place, got 983.12 marks and AMU got 982.88 marks in third place.
- Other prominent universities are Jamia Millia Islamia, the University of Hyderabad, DU and the Central University of Punjab.
- In the rank table, BHU has scored higher than JNU in terms of placements and international outlook, while it lags behind the top university by a narrow margin in terms of teaching, research, and placement arrangements. BHU got only 0.17 marks less than JNU which came in first place.
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