JORHAT, April 4 - Bringing accolades to the State education sector, Jorhat-based JB College has emerged as the only college of Assam to be placed among the top 100 colleges of the nation in the annual national rankings by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.
According to the results, which were announced by the Union HRD Minister Prakash Javedkar on Monday, the premier college of Upper Assam was ranked in 64 position in the list of nation�s top 100 colleges where Delhi University�s Miranda House and Chennai�s Loyola College occupied 1st and 2nd ranks respectively.
Excluding JB College, neither any name of other colleges of the State appeared among the 100 colleges of the country in the list of latest annual ranking.
�The result has encouraged us immensely to be engaged in our future tasks with more enthusiasm. Credit goes to all of our teachers, staff, students, well-wishers and contributors,� said the principal of the college, Dr Bimal Barah.
Since its inception in 1930, the college has been remaining as a premier institution of excellence in Upper Assam which is currently providing education in 22 subjects of Arts, Science and Commerce for graduation and undergraduate studies.
Besides, JB College has been successfully conducting post-graduate courses in five subjects and doctoral studies in four subjects.
It is to be mentioned that this time a total of 2,995 institutions of the nation participated in the assessment under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) against last year�s 3,563 participants.
The overall quality education, research and outreach programmes of the colleges were assessed by the HRD ministry under five parameters, namely teaching and learning resources (TLR), research and professional practice (RPC), graduation outcome (GO), outreach and inclusivity (OI) and perception.
JB College could score a total 41.81 per cent to be ranked in 64 position among the top 100 colleges while the country�s top college Miranda House got 69.39 per cent in the assessment of NIRF.
It may mentioned here that several alumni of the department of Commerce, Geology, English, Political Science, Physics and many other subjects of JB College also performed significantly in many professional fields in national and international levels.