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MoE Dharmendra Pradhan released 6th NIRF Rankings 2021 for HEIs; IIT-Madras Topped Overall

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Union Education Minister releases India Rankings 2021

On September 9, 2021, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Ministry of Education (MoE) released the 6th NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) Rankings 2021 of Higher Educational Institutes (HEIs) of India in 11 categories from New Delhi.

  • The ranking has been topped by IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Madras, Tamil Nadu in the overall category which is followed by IISc (Indian Institute of Science) Bengaluru, Karnataka at 2nd and IIT Bombay, Maharashtra at 3rdplace.

Basis of Ranking:

The rankings for all Indian colleges and universities given by the Ministry were based on 5 parameters with 100 marks each viz. teaching, learning, and resources; Research and Professional Practice; Graduation Outcome; Outreach And Inclusivity; and Perception.

  • Each of these five parameters has 2 to 5 sub-parameters. A total number of 16 – 18 sub-parameters are used for ranking.
  • The following two additional sub-parameters were included in methodology developed for ranking institutions under “Research Institutions”:

i.Research Papers published in journals covered in the First Quartile of Journal Citation Report (JCRQ1)

ii.H Index

Categories of ranking:

The ranking consisted of 4 categories, namely Overall, University, College and Research Institutions and 7 subjects viz. Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Medical, Law and Dental in 2021.

  • Research institutions have been ranked for the first time in India Rankings 2021.

Key Points:

i.IIT- Madras retains 1st position in Overall Category as well as in Engineering for the 3rd consecutive year.

ii.IISc, Bengaluru tops the University as well as Research Institution category introduced for the first time in India Rankings 2021.

iii.All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi retains top slot in Medical for the 4th consecutive year.

iv.Jamia Hamdard tops the list in Pharmacy subject for the 3rd consecutive year.

v.Miranda House College, New Delhi kept 1st position amongst colleges for the 5th consecutive year.

vi.IIT Roorkee replaced IIT Kharagpur to grab top position for the first time in Architecture subject.

vii.National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore retains its first position in Law for the 4th consecutive year.

viii.Colleges in Delhi dominate ranking of colleges with five colleges out of first 10 colleges from Delhi.

ix.IIM Ahmedabad tops in Management subject.

x.Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, secure 1st position in “Dental” category.

Rank Institute City/State Score
Top 3 Colleges
1 Miranda House College New Delhi 75.42
2 Lady Shri Ram College For Women New Delhi 69.44
3 Loyola College Chennai, Tamil Nadu 69.28
Top 3 Universities
1 IISc Bengaluru, Karnataka 82.67
2 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi 67.99
3 Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 64.02
Top 3 Research Institutes
1 IISc Bengaluru, Karnataka 86.48
2 IIT-Madras Chennai, Tamil Nadu 86.01
3 IIT-Bombay Mumbai, Maharashtra 80.93
Top 3 in Overall
1 IIT-Madras Chennai, Tamil Nadu 86.76
2 IISc Bengaluru, Karnataka 82.67
3 IIT-Bombay Mumbai, Maharashtra 82.52
Top 3 in Engineering Subject
1 IIT-Madras Chennai, Tamil Nadu 90.19
2 IIT-Delhi New Delhi 88.96
3 IIT-Bombay Mumbai, Maharashtra 85.16
Top 3 in Management Subject
1 Indian Institute of Management (IIM)- Ahmedabad Gujarat 83.69
2 IIM-Bangalore Bengaluru, Karnataka 83.48
3 IIM-Calcutta Kolkata, West Bengal 80.04
Top 3 in Pharmacy Subject
1 Jamia Hamdard New Delhi 78.52
2 Panjab University Chandigarh 77.99
3 Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) -Pilani Pilani, Rajasthan 75.57
Top 3 in Medical Subject
1 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi 92.07
2 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh 82.62
3 Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore, Tamil Nadu 75.33
Top 3 in Law Subject
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bengaluru, Karnataka 78.06
2 National Law University (NLU) New Delhi 74.55
3 NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad, Telangana 72.39
Top 3 in Architecture Subject
1 IIT-Roorkee Roorkee, Uttarakhand 82.65
2 National Institute of Technology (NIT) Calicut Kozhikode, Kerala 76.50
3 IIT-Kharagpur Kharagpur, West Bengal 76.14
Top 3 in Dental Subject
1 Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS) Udupi, Karnataka 81.30
2 Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (DPU) Pune, Maharashtra 80.72
3 Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS) Chennai, Tamil Nadu 78.33

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Institutions Participation in Ranking:

200 institutions are ranked in engineering discipline, 100 each in Overall, University and College categories, 75 each in Management and Pharmacy, 50 each in Medical and Research Institutions, 40 in Dental, 30 in Law, and 25 in Architecture.

Other Participants during launch event:

MoS Annpurna Devi, MoE; MoS Dr. Subhas Sarkar, MoE; MoS Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, MoE; Prof. Dhirendra Pal Singh , Chairman, UGC (University Grants Commission); Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education); Prof. K.K. Aggarwal, Chairman, NBA (National Board of Accreditation) among others.

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About National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF):

Establishment– 2015
Parent Ministry– Ministry of Education (MoE)
Headquarter– New Delhi