NIRF Ranking 2021 List Released: IIT Madras Retains Rank 1, Check Here for Full List!

By Renuka Miglani|Updated : September 11th, 2021

NIRF Ranking List 2021:  The NIRF Rankings List 2021 was released on Thursday, 9 Sept 2021, by Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. As per the latest update on the National Institutional Ranking Framework 2021, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) retains the same rank from the last 2 years i.e., Rank 1. The motive behind this NIRF list is for enthusiastic candidates seeking for their higher education in different universities/colleges in different disciplines like Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, College, Medical, Law, Architecture, Dental, and Research.

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NIRF Ranking List 2021:  The NIRF Rankings List 2021 was released on Thursday, 9 Sept 2021, by Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. As per the latest update on the National Institutional Ranking Framework 2021, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) retains the same rank from the last 2 years i.e., Rank 1. The motive behind this NIRF list is for enthusiastic candidates seeking for their higher education in different universities/colleges in different disciplines like Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, College, Medical, Law, Architecture, Dental, and Research.

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), India Rankings 2021

The NIRF ranking was started in 2015 and the main aim behind this NIRF list is to promote competition and move towards excellence. All the universities and colleges from different corners across the country participate and strive for a better ranking in the NIRF list as it is also linked to the Institutions of Eminence scheme. The NIRF 2021 list varies for different categories depending upon their area of expertise.

In this article, we are providing you with the category wise ranking of top institutes. Also, the parameters for determining the ranks of participating institutions have been discussed for a wider reach. 

NIRF India Rankings 2021: Ranking Parameters

The MHRD along with education minister Dharmendra Pradhan ranks the higher education institutes across the country which is based on the below 5 broad parameters. The соmmоn methоdоlоgy is аdорted fоr аll the institutes fоr а соmmоn stаnding. Weightаge is аssigned аgаinst eасh раrаmeter аnd then the finаl NIRF rаnking is соmрiled. The NIRF раrаmeters аre:

  1. Teасhing, Leаrning & Resоurсes (TLR)
  2. Reseаrсh аnd Рrоfessiоnаl Рrасtiсe (RР)
  3. Grаduаtiоn Оutсоmes (GО)
  4. Оutreасh аnd Inсlusivity (ОI)
  5. Рeer Рerсeрtiоn

The NIRF 2021 list is divided into 11 categories: Overall, Universities, Colleges, Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Medical, Law, Architecture, Dental, and Research.

NIRF India Rankings 2021: Overall

NIRF Rank 2020 OverallName of the InstituteCityState
1Indian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiTamil Nadu
2Indian Institute of ScienceBengaluruKarnataka
3Indian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiMaharashtra
4Indian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiDelhi
5Indian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurUttar Pradesh
6Indian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurWest Bengal
7Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeUttarakhand
8Indian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiAssam
9Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiDelhi
10Banaras Hindu University VaranasiUttar Pradesh
11Calcutta UniversityKolkataWest Bengal
12Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamCoimbatoreTamil Nadu
13Jamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiDelhi
14Jadavpur UniversityKolkataWest Bengal
15Manipal Academy of Higher EducationManipalKarnataka
16Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
 
HyderabadTelangana
17University of Hyderabad
 
HyderabadTelangana
18Aligarh Muslim University
 
AligarhUttar Pradesh
19University of Delhi
 
DelhiDelhi
20Savitribai Phule Pune University
 
PuneMaharashtra

NIRF India Rankings 2021: University

The NIRF 2021 list has published the NIRF Ranking 2021 at the university level. The top scorer among all is the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru who has secured NIRF Rank 1. The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi secured Rank 2 and the university NIRF Ranking 2021 ended with the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies at Rank 100. 

Refer to the table below to find the list of the top 10 NIRF Ranking 2021 University

NIRF Rank 2020 OverallName of the InstituteCityState
1Indian Institute of ScienceBengaluruKarnataka
2Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiDelhi
3Banaras Hindu University
 
VaranasiUttar Pradesh
4Calcutta University
 
KolkataWest Bengal
5Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
 
CoimbatoreTamil Nadu
6Jamia Millia Islamia
 
New DelhiDelhi
7Manipal Academy of Higher Education
 
ManipalKarnataka
8Jadavpur UniversityKolkataWest Bengal
9University of Hyderabad
 
HyderabadTelangana
10Aligarh Muslim University
 
AligarhUttar Pradesh

NIRF India Rankings 2021: College

The NIRF 2021 list has published the NIRF Ranking 2021 at the college level. The top scorer among all is Miranda House, Delhi who has secured NIRF Rank 1. The Lady Shri Ram College For Women, New Delhi secured Rank 2 and the university NIRF Ranking 2021 ended with the Sri Sarada College for Women (Autonomous), Tamil Nadu at Rank 100. 

Refer to the table below to find the list of the top 10 NIRF Ranking 2021 College

NIRF Rank 2020 OverallName of the InstituteCityState
1Miranda HouseDelhiDelhi
2Lady Shri Ram College For WomenNew DelhiDelhi
3Loyola CollegeChennaiTamil Nadu
4St. Xavier`s CollegeKolkataWest Bengal
5Ramakrishna Mission VidyamandiraHowrahWest Bengal
6PSGR Krishnammal College for WomenCoimbatoreTamil Nadu
7Presidency CollegeChennaiTamil Nadu
8St. Stephens's CollegeDelhiDelhi
9Hindu CollegeDelhiDelhi
10Shri Ram College of CommerceDelhiDelhi

NIRF India Rankings 2021: Research

The NIRF 2021 list has published the NIRF Ranking 2021 at the Research level. The top scorer among all is the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru who has secured NIRF Rank 1. The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras secured Rank 2 and the university NIRF Ranking 2021 ended with the Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy at Rank 50. 

Refer to the table below to find the list of the top 10 NIRF Ranking 2021 Research

NIRF Rank 2020 OverallName of the InstituteCityState
1Indian Institute of ScienceBengaluruKarnataka
2Indian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiTamil Nadu
3Indian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiMaharashtra
4Indian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiDelhi
5Indian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurWest Bengal
6Indian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurUttar Pradesh
7Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeUttarakhand
8All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiDelhi
9Indian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiAssam
10Tata Institute of Fundamental ResearchMumbaiMaharashtra

NIRF India Rankings 2021: Engineering

The NIRF 2021 list has published the NIRF Ranking 2021 at the engineering level. The top scorer among all is the Indian Institute of Technology Madras who has secured NIRF Rank 1. The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi secured Rank 2 and the university NIRF Ranking 2021 ended with the C.V. Raman Global University, Odisha at Rank 100. 

Refer to the table below to find the list of the top 10 NIRF Ranking 2021 Engineering

NIRF Rank 2020 OverallName of the InstituteCityState
1Indian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiTamil Nadu
2Indian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiDelhi
3Indian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiMaharashtra
4Indian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurUttar Pradesh
5Indian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurWest Bengal
6Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeUttarakhand
7Indian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiAssam
8Indian Institute of Technology HyderabadHyderabadTelangana
9National Institute of Technology TiruchirappalliTiruchirappalliTamil Nadu
10National Institute of Technology KarnatakaSurathkalKarnataka

NIRF India Rankings 2021: Management

The NIRF 2021 list has published the NIRF Ranking 2021 at the management level. The top scorer among all is the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad who has secured NIRF Rank 1. The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore secured Rank 2 and the university NIRF Ranking 2021 ended with the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal at Rank 75. 

Refer to the table below to find the list of the top 10 NIRF Ranking 2021 Management

NIRF Rank 2020 OverallName of the InstituteCityState
1Indian Institute of Management AhmedabadAhmedabadGujarat
2Indian Institute of Management BangaloreBengaluruKarnataka
3Indian Institute of Management CalcuttaKolkataWest Bengal
4Indian Institute of Management KozhikodeKozhikodeKerala
5Indian Institute of Technology DelhiNew DelhiDelhi
6Indian Institute of Management IndoreIndoreMadhya Pradesh
7Indian Institute of Management LucknowLucknowUttar Pradesh
8Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI)JamshedpurJharkhand
9Indian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurWest Bengal
10Indian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiMaharashtra

NIRF India Rankings 2021: Medical

The NIRF 2021 list has published the NIRF Ranking 2021 at the medical level. The top scorer among all is the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi who has secured NIRF Rank 1. The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education, Chandigarh secured Rank 2 and the university NIRF Ranking 2021 ended with the Shri B.M.Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Karnataka at Rank 50. 

Refer to the table below to find the list of the top 10 NIRF Ranking 2021 Medical

NIRF Rank 2020 OverallName of the InstituteCityState
1All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiDelhi
2Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhChandigarh
3Christian Medical CollegeVelloreTamil Nadu
4National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, BangaloreBangaloreKarnataka
5Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical SciencesLucknowUttar Pradesh
6Amrita Vishwa VidyapeethamCoimbatoreTamil Nadu
7Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiUttar Pradesh
8Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & ResearchPuducherryPondicherry
9King George`s Medical UniversityLucknowUttar Pradesh
10Kasturba Medical College, ManipalManipalKarnataka

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  • The NIRF ranking was started in 2015 and the main motive behind this NIRF list is for enthusiastic candidates seeking for their higher education in different universities/colleges in different disciplines like Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, College, Medical, Law, Architecture, Dental, and Research.

  • The top scorer among all is the Indian Institute of Technology Madras who has secured NIRF Rank 1. The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi secured Rank 2 and the university NIRF Ranking 2021 ended with the C.V. Raman Global University, Odisha at Rank 100. 

  • The top scorer among all is the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi who has secured NIRF Rank 1. The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education, Chandigarh secured Rank 2 and the university NIRF Ranking 2021 ended with the Shri B.M.Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Karnataka at Rank 50. 

  • A total of 11 categories participated in the NIRF India Rankings 2021 are given below,

    1. Overall
    2. Universities
    3. Colleges
    4. Engineering
    5. Management
    6. Pharmacy
    7. Medical
    8. Law 
    9. Architecture
    10. Dental and 
    11. Research.

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