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NIRF ranks IIT Kanpur among the top-5 colleges in India

Notably, IIT-Kanpur has also been ranked 4th in NIRF's engineering category.

Premier technology institute, IIT-K, has made a strong statement of excellence by lodging its name among the top-5 colleges in India. As per reports, IIT-Kanpur has scaled over a position since last year's assessment to bag the 5th position among the overall index of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). Notably, the college also stands at the 4th rank in the engineering category, preceded by the IITs at Madras, Delhi and Bombay.

IIT Kanpur scales to a higher rank in the NIRF list, this year

The Ministry of Education on Thursday released the NIRF list, glorifying IIT Kanpur as the 4th most sought and established engineering college in India. It is also the only institute in Uttar Pradesh that has found its name in the top-5 colleges of the country. Besides the IIT-K, the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi is the only other institution in Uttar Pradesh that has made it to the top-10, by acquiring the 10th position.

Reportedly, the institute has claimed this feat after constant development and upgrade. The college secured the sixth position, in the NIRF list, 2019-2020. Earlier, the college was ranked at the 7th position in the national index for two consecutive years, in 2017 and 2018.

North India's 1st transgender health clinic opens in Lucknow

This facility will act as an integrated service delivery centre to ensure health & non-health related assistance to transgender people.

In a major move to assure basic healthcare facilities for members of the transgender community, North India's first transgender health clinic was launched in Lucknow, on Friday. The new service was inaugurated at Hotel Renaissance by Anita C Meshram, Project Director at Uttar Pradesh State Aids Control Society. This facility will act as an integrated service delivery centre to ensure health and non-health related assistance to transgender people, including the members of Hijras/Kinnar groups.

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UP to soon get a new 200-acre-wide data centre park

The new data centre will come up in Noida's Sector-28

In a bid to cultivate Uttar Pradesh's commercial landscape, the state administration has planned to develop data centre park in Noida. This structure will reportedly spread over 200 acres of land at Sector 28 of the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority and attract investments from IT industry giants in India and abroad. The plan is expected to roll out by the end of August.

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