National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has announced the overall ranking of the institutions. On April 3rd, the Minister of Human Resource Development, Prakash Javedkar, released the list of the top institutions on the basis of the overall ranking. The NIRF ranking has been separately provided under the category of Overall, Universities, Engineering, College, Management, Pharmacy, Medical, Architecture, and Law

Among the Overall list, the 1st position has been secured by none other than the Indian Institute of Science (IISC). Second in the race is Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. At 3rd place, there is Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, followed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi is at position 4th position and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur is at 5th position.

Other than the IITs, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has got the 6th spot. Surprisingly, behind JNU are Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee  at 7th and 8th place, respectively. At 9th and 10th position are Banaras Hindu University and Anna University have placed respectively.

These are the top 10 Institutions placed on the list of the NIRF. The NIRF consists of 100 institutions from different fields. This is the overall rank on the basis of the parameters of NIRF.

National Institute of Ranking Framework has parameters to define the position of the institutions of different fields namely as- Teaching, Learning, and Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practices (RPC), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and Perception (PR).

Each parameter has its own weightage and out the total marks, each institution is rewarded with the marks and overall rank. 

In the year 2017, NIRF follows weightage as you can given below. But this year the weightage of Research and Professional Practice is increased to 40%.


Indian Institute of Science (IISC) Bengaluru is at the top rank in the list of the university as well as in the overall list of Institutions with TLR- 85.54, RPC- 91.08, GO- 75.48, OI- 43.70 and Perception- 100. With total 82.76 overall score IISC is declared the Top Institution as per the reports of NIRF.

In the field of Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, is in the top position. While in the list of the colleges Miranda House is at first place, Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad is at the top position in the list of Management, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Mohali is at first rank in the list of Pharmacy. In the field of Medical, All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi (AIIMS ) is at the top. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in the field of Architecture and National Law School of India University in the field of Law are at the top position in their respective fields.

Minister of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF). On September 25th, 2018 MHRD has approved the NIRF. This framework has outlines the methodology of ranking the institutions across the country. NIRF works on its parameters to bring out the best from the pool of institutions.

The government came up with this ranking idea so that the competition arises among the different institutions of different fields. This results in the excellence of the teaching, learning, research practices in the era of education.

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