Government Released NIRF Ranking: IIT Madras Tops Overall! 

Rajasree Roy

Indian Education Ministry department released the NIRF ranking of 2021. The full form of NIRF is National Institutional Ranking Framework. Here in overall, IIT Madras tops all overall ranks. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay ranked 2nd and 3rd in the overall segment. 

In the University category Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore ranked first. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi ranked 2nd, and Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi ranked 3rd. 

In the engineering category: 

  1. IIT Madras
  2. IIT Delhi
  3. IIT Bombay
  4. IIT Kanpur
  5. IIT Kharagpur

In College category of NIRF Ranking: 

  • Miranda House, Delhi
  • Lady Shree Ram College for Women Delhi
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata
  • Ramkrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Howrah

In the management category as usual IIM Ahmedabad topped 1st. IIM Bangalore is being at 2nd and IIM Calcutta ranked 3rd. As usual holy Trinity got the top. 

There were eleven categories– Overall, University, Management, College, Pharmacy, Medical, Dental, Engineering, Architecture, Law, and Research Institutions. 

According to official data of the government, almost 6,000 colleges and universities participated this year in NIRF 2021 Rankings. This is the sixth edition of the NIRF ranking. With each passing year, the number of institutes participating in NIRF rankings has increased and so have the categories in which institutes are ranked. In 2016, the institutes were ranked in only four categories which increased to eleven in 2021.

About NIRF

MHRD approved The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). And Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development launched this ranking on 29th September 2015.

This system diagrams an approach to rank foundations the nation over. The approach draws from the general suggestions expansive agreement showed up by a Core Committee set up by MHRD, to recognize the wide boundaries for positioning different colleges and establishments. The boundaries extensively cover “Educating, Learning and Resources,” “Exploration and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcomes,” “Effort and Inclusivity,” and “Discernment”.

India Rankings – 2016 based on this framework were released on 4th April 2016. For India Rankings – 2017, the main ranking parameters remain the same. However, there are a few significant changes in a few sub-parameters. Also, this year every large institution got given a common overall rank as well as a discipline-specific rank as applicable. 

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