Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has released the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2019 on April 08, 2019. The rank list is categorized as Overall, University, Engineering, College, Management, Pharmacy, Law, Architecture, and Medical.

The IITs and the NITs are always at the top of the rank list. However this year an observation has been made in the engineering rankings that the private colleges gave improved their ranks. SRM Institute of Science and Technology was at rank 46 in 2018 and in 2019 it ranks at 36. SRM joined the NIRF rankings in 2018 itself and entered at no. 46. It improved its position by 10 ranks in 2019.


Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology was at rank 51 last year, however this year it is at rank 48. In 2017, the college was ranked at number 47. Its rank fell in 2018 but in 2019 it came back to 48. Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) secures the 18th position in the list. Making it the only private institute that gets a position in the top 20 ranks.

However, Manipal Institute of Technology is at rank 43 that was at rank 39 last year. The rank of the college improved in 2018 but it again fell this year. In 2017, the rank was 43, in 2018 it came up to 39 and in 2019 it falls again at 43.

In the engineering category, the top 10 positions are mostly covered by the IITs. The IITs that are in the top 8 positions are Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad respectively.

The ninth position is given to Anna University and in the 10th position is given to the National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli. Another University that gets a position at number 14 is the Jadavpur University.

NIRF ranking is released every year in the month of April by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The rankings give recognition to most promising colleges, institutes, and Universities of the country on the basis of Teaching, Learning & Resources, Research and Professional Practice, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach and Inclusivity, and Perception. The research based on these parameters is done over a period of a year and the final list is released for the public at www.nirfindia.org.

Compared to the last year’s rankings, IIT Madras holds its first position even in 2019. However, the positions of IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay have been interchanged. In 2018, IIT Bombay was at rank 2 and in 2019 it is at rank 3. IIT Delhi steps up at rank 2 this time. The positions of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati remains the same as in 2018. They rank in fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh position respectively.

However, Anna University steps a position down at rank 8 and IIT Hyderabad steps a position up at rank 7. National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli steps up from rank 11 to rank 10 this time.

Birla Institute of Technology & Science sees a major step down in the rankings. The Institute was at number 17 last year, however, this year it goes down at rank 25. Vellore Institute of Technology also steps 2 positions down at number 18 this year.

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