NIRF Ranking List of 2021

NIRF Ranking List of 2021

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will announce the NIRF rankings on July 15. This information has been released from the Ministry of Education regarding the release of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF ranking 2022). Announcing this on Twitter, the Ministry of Education has said that Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will release the NIRF rankings on July 15 at 11 am.

NIRF Ranking list of 2022 for India will be released in total 11 categories. You can see these categories – Universities, Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine, Architecture, Management, Colleges, ARIIA (Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements), Law and Research Institutes.

On the other hand, if we talk about 2021 last year, then this NIRF ranking was released on 9 September. Under this Indian Institute of Management, IIM Ahmedabad stood first in the Management Category. While IIT Madras stood first in the engineering category, AIIMS Delhi was ranked first in the NIRF Ranking 2021 in the medical category.

NIRF full form – We know this by the name of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). The NIRF ranking was approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and was launched by the Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development on 29 September 2015. But now NIRF ranking is issued by the Ministry of Education.

For the 2020 rankings, around 3800 institutions participated in the process, which was 20 percent more than in 2019. The 2020 rank list was released by MHRD on June 11, 2020. For the first time, dental institutions were placed under a separate ranking list.

What is NIRF?

The framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology derives from the overall recommendations based on a comprehensive understanding by a core committee constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development to identify broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions.

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a method adopted by the Ministry of Education, Government of India to rank institutions of higher education in India. NIRF was first approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in India and later again launched by the Minister of Human Resource Development on 29 September 2015.

Based on their areas of operation, the institutions are ranked under 11 different categories – Overall, Universities, Colleges, Engineering, Dentistry, Medicine, Management, Pharmacy, Law, Architecture and Research.

The framework uses a number of parameters for ranking purposes such as resources, research and stakeholder perception. These parameters are divided into five groups and some weights are given to these groups. This ranking depends on the type of institution. In the first round of ranking, about 3500 institutions participated voluntarily.

The ranking list for 2017 was released by MHRD on 3rd April 2017. While in its first ranking released in 2016, NIRF had four categories (University, Engineering, Management and Pharmacy), in 2017, two more categories, Overall and College, were added. Around 3,000 institutions participated in the rankings.

NIRF Ranking List

1st India Ranking-2016

This ranking was released for the first time on 4 April 2016.

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NAME OF Institute

1 Indian Institute of Technology Madras
2 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
3 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
4 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
5 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
6 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
7 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
8 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
9 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli




Name of Institute


1 Indian Institute of Technology, Madras Chennai, Tamil Nadu
2 Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Mumbai, Maharashtra
3 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi Delhi
4 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
5 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur, West Bengal
6 Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati Guwahati, Assam
7 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Hyderabad, Telangana
8 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 
9 Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi Delhi
10 Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
12 Calcutta University, Kolkata Kolkata, West Bengal
13 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Amritanagar, Ettimadai, Tamil Nadu
14 Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi Delhi
15 Jadavpur University Kolkata Kolkata, West Bengal
16 Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Manipal, Karnataka
17 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Hyderabad, Telangana
18 University of Hyderabad Hyderabad, Telangana
19 Aligarh Muslim University  Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
20 Delhi University Delhi
21 Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune, Maharashtra
22 Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore Vellore, Tamil Nadu
23 Bharathiar University Coimbatore Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
24 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
25 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune Pune, Maharashtra
26 Anna University Chennai Chennai Tamil Nadu
27 Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad, Jharkhand
28 Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
29 Birla Institute of Technology and Science  Pilani Rajasthan
30 Indian Institute of Technology Indore Indore, Madhya Pradesh
31 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar  Rupnagar Punjab
32 National Institute of Technology Karnataka  Surathkal, Karnataka
33 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar  Gandhinagar Gujarat
34 Mysore University Mysore, Karnataka
35 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata Mohanpur (Kolkata), West Bengal
36 Homi Bhabha National Institute Mumbai, Maharashtra
37 Education of Research Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar, Odisha
38 Panjab University Chandigarh Chandigarh, Punjab
39 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar, Odisha
40 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali Mohali, Punjab
41 National Institute of Technology Rourkela  Rourkela, Odisha
42 Shanmugha Academy of Arts, Science, Technology and Research Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
43 Amity University Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
44 Kerala University Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
45 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology Patiala, Punjab
46 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur Shibpur, West Bengal
47 Madras University Chennai, Tamil Nadu
48 Andhra University Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
49 Savita Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences  Chennai, Tamil Nadu
50 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
51 Indian Institute of Technology, Patna Patna, Bihar
52 Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam Kottayam Kerala
53 SRM Institute of Science and Technology Chennai Chennai, Tamil Nadu
54 Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur Nagpur Maharashtra
55 Delhi Technological University, New Delhi Delhi
56 JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore Mysore, Karnataka
57 Alagappa University  Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu
58 Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar  Bhubaneswar, Odisha
59 National Institute of Technology Warangal Warangal, Telangana
60 King George’s Medical University, Lucknow Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
61 Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Chennai, Tamil Nadu
62 Osmania University  Hyderabad, Telangana
63 Gujarat University  Ahmedabad, Gujarat
64 Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi Delhi
65 Cochin University of Science and Technology  Cochin, Kerala
66 Banasthali Vidyapeeth  Banasthali, Rajasthan
67 Gauhati University  Guwahati, Assam
68 Symbiosis International  Pune, Maharashtra
69 Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University (KL College of Engineering) Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
70 Vaddeswaram, Andhra Pradesh Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
71 Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai Mumbai, Maharashtra
72 National Institute of Technology Durgapur Durgapur, West Benga
73 Malviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, Rajasthan
74 Tezpur University  Tezpur, Assam
75 Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Higher Education  Srivilliputtur, Tamil Nadu
76 India Institute of Higher Education and Research Chennai Chennai, Tamil Nadu
77 Kashmir University Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir
78 Chandigarh University  Mohali, Punjab
79 Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology  Jalandhar, Punjab
80 Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research Chennai, Tamil Nadu
81 Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth  Pune, Maharashtra
82 Lovely Professional University Phagwara, Punjab
83 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Mandi, Himachal Pradesh
84 Madurai Kamaraj University  Madurai, Tamil Nadu
85 Shiv Nadar University  Dadri, Uttar Pradesh
86 Guru Nanak Dev University  Amritsar, Punjab
87 PSG College Of Technology  Coimbatore,Tamil Nadu
88 Pondicherry University Pondicherry
89 Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology  Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh
90 Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering  Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu
91 North Eastern Hill University Shillong, Meghalaya
92 Bharathidasan University  Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
93 Sri Venkateswara University Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
94 National Institute of Technology Silchar Silchar,Assam
95 SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Mumbai, Maharashtra
96 Calicut University, Kerala Calicut, Kerala
97 Mumbai University  Mumbai, Maharashtra
98 Visva Bharati Santiniketan Bolpur, West Bengal
99 Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology Surat, Gujarat
100 Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University New Delhi

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