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Vikash Sharma

News Highlights

  • IIT Madras has grabbed the top spot for the third consecutive year.

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) on Thursday bagged the top position in the National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF) Ranking 2021.

Sources said that IIT Madras has grabbed the top spot for the third consecutive year. The institute has been ranked number one in Overall and Engineering category in the NIRF Rankings 2021 release by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today.

Apart from IIT Madras, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru ranked the best among research institutions, according to the Ministry of Education's NIRF ranking announced today.

Over the period of six years, three new categories and five new subject domains were added to bring the total tally to 4 four categories, namely Overall, University, College and Research Institutions and 7 subjects, namely Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Medical, Law and Dental in 2021. Research institutions have been ranked for the first time in India Rankings 2021.

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), launched in November 2015 by the Ministry of Education, was used for this edition as well as for the past five editions of India Rankings released for the years 2016 to 2021.

In the sixth edition of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), eight IITs and two national Institutes of Technology (NITs) figured among the top ten engineering institutions in the country.

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad ranked as the best B-School, while Jamia Hamdard was declared the top institution for pharmacy studies.

In the college category, Miranda House in Delhi bagged the first rank followed by Lady Sri Ram College for Women, Delhi and Loyola College, Chennai.

As per the NIRF ranking, AIIMS Delhi has bagged the top spot among medical colleges followed by PGIMER Chandigarh and Christian Medical College, Vellore.

Here’s the list of top 10 Institutes in Overall Category:

1. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

2. Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

3. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

4. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

5. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

6. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

7. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

8. Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

9. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

10. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

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Top 10 Engineering Institutes

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, Tiruchipalli

10. National Institute of Technology, Surahkali

Top 5 Management Institutes

1. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

2. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

3. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

4. Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

5. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Top 10 Universities

1.Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

2.Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

3. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

4.Calcutta University, Kolkata

5.Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

6. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

7.Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal

8.Jadavpur University, Kolkata

9.University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

10. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

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Top 10 Colleges

1.Miranda House, Delhi

2. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi

3.Loyola College, Chennai

4. St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata

5. Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Howrah

6. PSGR Krishammal College for Women, Coimbatore

7. Presideny College, Chennai

8.St. Stephens’ College, Delhi

9. Hindu College, Delhi

10.Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi.

Top 5 List In Pharmacy

  1. Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  2. Panjab University, Chandigarh
  3. Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
  4. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali
  5. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.

Top 5 Medical Institutes

  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi
  2. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
  3. Christian Medical College, Vellore
  4. National Institute of Medical Health & Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru
  5. Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

Top 5 In Architecture

1.Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

2. National Institute of Technology Calicut

3. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

4.School of Planning and Architecture Delhi

5.Centre for Environment Planning and Technology University, Ahmedabad

Top 5 In Law

  1. National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
  2. National Law University, Delhi
  3. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
  4. The West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata
  5. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Increase in Number of Applicants for India Rankings from 2016 to 2021

As a matter of practice, 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. Additional rankings are suitably bunched in Rank Bands of 101-150 and 151-200 in case of Overall, University and College and 201-250 and 251-300 in case of Engineering.

Key Highlights of India Rankings 2021:

  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras retains 1st Position in Overall Category as well as in Engineering for the third consecutive year.
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru tops the University as well as Research Institution category introduced for the first time in India Rankings 2021.
  • IIM Ahmedabad tops in Management subject and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi occupies the top slot in Medical for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Jamia Hamdard tops the list in Pharmacy subject for the third consecutive year.
  • Miranda College retains 1st position amongst colleges for the fifth consecutive year.
  • IIT Roorkee takes the top slot for the first time in Architecture subject displacing IIT Kharagpur.
  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore retains its first position for in Law for the fourth consecutive years.
  • Colleges in Delhi dominate ranking of colleges with five colleges out of first 10 colleges from Delhi.
  • Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, secure 1st position in “Dental” category.

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