Most institutes in Maharashtra slipped in the higher education national rankings, but Mumbai University managed to claw back into the top 100 this year, listing at 95. It ranked 65 among universities, bettering its 2019 performance of 81st position.
IIT-Bombay was again the state’s highest ranked institute, figuring at number 4 on the national list. When it comes to engineering, it is India’s third best college. Among the large state universities, Savitribai Phule Pune University ranked 9th in the university category but slipped two places to 19 on the overall list from last year.
A total of 320 institutes from Maharashtra participated in the National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 under various categories. Apart from the overall list, its institutes figured in the top 100 for specialised areas like engineering (22), management (10), pharmacy (18), universities (13), medicine (3), colleges (3), dental (3) and law (1).
Three undergraduate colleges --- Fergusson College (42; 27 in 2019), College of Social Work Nirmala Niketan (62) and St Xavier’s College (90; 96 in 2019) --- made it to the top 100.