The NIRF 2021 ranking is officially out and the top eight positions in the category of Engineering Colleges are still retained by selected Indian Institutes of Technology, similar to the previous year. Similar to last year, the top three ranks have been retained by the Indian Institutes of Technology in Madras, Delhi and Bombay respectively from last year. The National Institutional Ranking Framework has been in place since 2015 and every year, the NIRF Rankings are published in various categories of higher education institutes in India as well as in the overall context.
In descending order, the top three ranks in the Engineering Colleges category are taken by the Indian Institutes of Technology in Madras, Delhi and Bombay. The IITs in Kanpur, Kharagpur and Roorkee have occupied the fourth, fifth and sixth ranks respectively. The seventh and eighth ranks have been awarded to the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati and the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad respectively.
|NIRF Rank||Engineering College|
|11||IIT Dhanbad (ISM)|
|12||Vellore Institute of Technology|
|14||IIT Varanasi (BHU)|
|15||Institute of Chemical Technology|
|16||Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham|
Last year, the top three NIRF Ranks were held by the IITs in Madras, Delhi and Bombay respectively. This year as well, the top three ranks have remained the same. IITs in Kanpur, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Guwahati and Hyderabad have all retained their position among the top eight from the previous year rankings. There has been no change in terms of ranking till up to the ninth position which is still being held by the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.
The tenth position has been snatched away from IIT Indore this year by NIT Karnataka. IIT Indore has been ranked at the thirteenth position this year compared to its tenth position last year. IIT, Varanasi has given away its eleventh position to IIT Dhanbad and has been ranked lower at the fourteenth position. IIT Dhanbad was just one rank lower than its current position last year. The twelfth position has been taken by the Vellore Institute of Technology this year. Anna University has ranked lower at the eighteenth position this year compared to the previous year’s fourteenth position. Institute of Chemical Technology has occupied the fifteenth rank this year from the eighteenth rank last year.
The NIRF Ranking for the current and all previous years are available on the official website nirf.org. Concerned readers are advised to vising the website and click on Rankings to explore the complete dataset.