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National Institutional Ranking Framework 2021, India – results announced

13 September, 2021
Deepika Baruah

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a methodology adopted by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, to rank higher education institutions in India on the basis of parameters like Teaching, Learning & Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI), and Peer Perception.

The NIRF ranking 2021 was released on 9 September where institutions were judged against 11 criteria 6000 Indian institutions were registered for NIRF ranking 2021. In the overall rankings, IIT Madras and IISc Bangalore have secured top and second ranks respectively, same as last year’s rankings. IIT Bombay comes in third. 32 colleges from Tamil Nadu and 29 from Kerala are ranked in the top 100 colleges.

Top 3 institutions in other categories are as follows:

Top 3 ‘Universities’ in India

Top 3 ‘Colleges’ in India

Rank 1: Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru

Rank 1: Miranda House, New Delhi

Rank 2: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

Rank 2: Lady Shri Ram College For Women, New Delhi

Rank 3: Banaras Hindu University (BHU)

Rank 3: Loyola College

 

 

Top 3 ‘Engineering’ institutes in India

Top 3 ‘Management’ institutes in India

Rank 1: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras

Rank 1: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad

Rank 2: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi

Rank 2: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore

Rank 3: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay

Rank 3: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta

 

 

Top 3 ‘Pharmacy’ institutes in India

Top 3 ‘Medical’ colleges in India

Rank 1: Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

Rank 1: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

Rank 2: Panjab University, Chandigarh

Rank 2: Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh

Rank 3: Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani

Rank 3: Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore

 

 

Top 3 ‘Law’ colleges in India

Top 3 ‘Architecture’ institutes in India

Rank 1: National Law School of India University, Bengaluru

Rank 1: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee

Rank 2: National Law University (NLU), New Delhi

Rank 2: National Institute of Technology (NIT) Calicut

Rank 3: Nalsar University of Law

Rank 3: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur

 

 

Top 3 ‘Dental’ institutes in India

Top 3 ‘Research' institutes in India

Rank 1: Manipal College of Dental Sciences

Rank 1: Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru

Rank 2: Dr. DY Patil Vidyapeeth

Rank 2: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras

Rank 3: Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences

Rank 3: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay

British Council says:

The NIRF rankings was first launched in 2015 and the results for 2021 were declared by the new Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan. India’s internationalisation ambitions, both for inward and outward mobility means an increased focus on rankings and standardised processes of evaluation of India’s massive education sector.

While the NIRF makes a solid framework for its domestic sector, it will be important to see how India positions itself in international rankings as well in coming years. The NIRF covers a wide range of Indian institutions and focuses more on teaching-centric indicators rather than research. These lists can help UK institutions to better understand potential Indian partners and their potential for cooperation, although it is important to look beyond rankings and look at institutions in their individual circumstances as well.

Read more:

https://www.nirfindia.org/2021/Ranking.html

https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/news/story/nirf-ranking-2021-full-list-check-top-20-institutes-in-india-top-3-from-every-category-1850953-2021-09-09

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/32-tamil-nadu-colleges-among-top-100-in-nirf-ranks/articleshow/86087532.cms

https://english.mathrubhumi.com/education/news/news-updates/29-institutions-from-kerala-find-a-place-in-nirf-rankings-kerala-university-1.5989593