Written by-Bhavana Bhardwaj
A day after the Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ released the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020 via live webcast for Engineering, University, Colleges, Management, Architecture, Medical Dental, Law, Pharmacy, and overall category. The NIRF Ranking are usually announced in April but had to be postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, the NIRF Ranking were released by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind.
Maintaining their last year position, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have again scored first in overall category and it also emerged as the top institute in engineering category followed by Indian Institute of Technology Delhi at second rank and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay at third rank.
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru got second rank in the overall ranking of NIRF. It also emerged as the best university in the country and holds first rank followed by Jawahar Lal University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) at second and third rank respectively.
In the category of top colleges Miranda House, Delhi ranked first followed by the Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi and Hindu College, New Delhi at second and third rank respectively.
The institute got rank first in the management category is Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad followed by Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and IIM Calcutta respectively.
In Medical Category, All India Institute of Medical Science, Delhi ranked first followed by Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and Christian Medical College Vellore, Tamil Nadu at second and third rank.
The National Law School of India University, Bengaluru ranked top in law category ranking released by NIRF followed by National Law University, New Delhi and Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad at second and third rank respectively.
Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi ranked first in Pharmacy category ranking followed by Panjab University, Chandigarh and National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Mohali, Mohali.
In the category of Dental, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi holds rank first followed by Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Udupi and Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune at second and third rank respectively.
Below is the list of the top 10 educational institutions in India ranked accordingly to MHRD’s NIRF 2020:
1. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
2. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru, Karnataka.
3. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi.
4. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
5. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal.
6. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
7. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam.
8. Jawahar Lal University (JNU), New Delhi.
9. Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand
10. Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
The NIRF Ranking is given to the top universities and institutes of India on the basis of certain predetermined parameters which include: Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR); Research and Professional Practices (RP); Graduation Outcomes (GO); Outreach and Inclusivity (OI); and Peer Perception.
One of the leading universities of India, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) comes down 13 places from last year. The ranking released by NIRF, AMU dropped to 31st and scored 52.54 points this year. Last year it was ranked 18th with 58.36 points.
A noticeable increase in institutional participation in the rankings exercise this year indicating its recognition amongst institutions of higher education in India as a fair and transparent ranking exercise. Number of unique applicants to India Rankings have increased from 3127 in 2019 to 3771 in 2020 whereas total number of applications for ranking in various categories have increased from 4873 in 2019, to 5805 in 2020 i.e. total increase of 644 unique institutions and 932 total applicants.