NIRF “India Rankings 2020” for Higher Educational Institutions released

Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, released “India Rankings 2020” of Institutions of Higher Education in various categories on the basis of their performance on five broad categories of parameters.

The Minister released India Rankings 2020 virtually in 10 categories in the presence of Minister of State for HRD, Shri Sanjay Dhotre. Additional Secretary (Higher Education), Shri Rakesh Ranjan, MHRD; Chairman UGC, Prof. D. P. Singh; Chairman, AICTE Anil Sahasrabudhe; Chairman NBA, Prof. K.K. Aggarwal; Member Secretary NBA, Dr. Anil Kumar Nassa, and representatives of Higher Education Institutions witnessed the release through video conferencing.

This is the fifth consecutive edition of India Rankings of the institutions of higher education in India. In 2020, an addition to nine rankings i.e. one domain “Dental” has been introduced for the first time bringing the total tally to 10 categories / subject domains.

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Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that these rankings acts as a guide to students for selection of universities based on a set of criteria and helps universities to improve their performance on various ranking parameters and identify gaps in research and areas of improvement. He added that the Ranking of Institutions at national level instill a competitive spirit amongst institutions to perform better and secure higher rank in international ranking.

The Minister was happy to observe that broad categories of parameters identified in the NIRF have successfully captured all the important aspects of teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practice, graduate outcomes etc. in institutions of higher education.

The Minister was happy to learn that country-specific parameters relevant to the Indian situation such as regional diversity, outreach, gender equity and inclusion of disadvantaged sections of the society are included in the ranking methodology. All parameters and sub-parameters are duly normalized so keep them “size-independent” and “age-independent” so that large and old institutions do not get undue advantages.

Shri Nishank said that in order to provide facility of online practicing in the difficult time of COVID-19, NTA recently launched National Test Abhyas app for JEE and NEET students and around 65 lakhs students have already downloaded the app for practicing online test.

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Minister of State for HRD Shri Sanjay Dhotre congratulated to institutes who secured top ranks in “India Rankings 2020” and encouraged all other institutes who could not secure top ranks this year. He said that participation in such ranking framework shows the confidence of the institution and taking participation is the first step of success, it boost the confidence of the institution. Shri Dhotre said that ranking is necessary for transparency and healthy competition. He also exhorted higher education institutions to help their students who suffer from some learning deficit since their school days, and address such deficits in a fundamental manner. 

The ranking framework evaluates institutions on five broad generic groups of parameters, i.e. Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and Perception (PR). Ranks are assigned based on total sum of marks assigned for each of these five broad groups of parameters.

A total number of 3771 unique institutions offered themselves for ranking under “Overall”, category specific and / or domain-specific rankings for India Rankings 2020. In all, 5805 applications for ranking were made by these 3771 unique applicant institutions under various categories / domains, which include 294 Universities, 1071 Engineering Institutions, 630 Management Institutions, 334 Pharmacy Institutions, 97 Law Institutions, 118 Medical Institutions, 48 Architecture Institutions and 1659 General Degree Colleges. 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.

List of top 10 India Rankings 2020 is as follows:

Overall – Name of InstituteRank
Indian Institute of Technology Madras1
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru2
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi3
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay4
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur5
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur6
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati7
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi8
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee9
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi10
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru1
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi2
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi3
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore4
Jadavpur University, Kolkata5
University of Hyderabad6
Calcutta University, Kolkata7
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal8
Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune9
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi10
Engineering CollegeRank
Indian Institute of Technology Madras1
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi2
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay3
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur4
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 5
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee 6
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati 7
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad 8
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli9
Indian Institute of Technology Indore10
Management InstitutesRank
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad1
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore 2
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta 3
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow 4
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 5
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode 6
Indian Institute of Management Indore 7
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 8
Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) 9
Management Development Institute, Gurugram10
Degree CollegeRank
Miranda House, Delhi 1
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi 2
Hindu College, Delhi3
St. Stephen’s College, Delhi4
Presidency College, Chennai5
Loyola College, Chennai6
St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata7
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Howrah8
Hans Raj College, Delhi9
PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore10
Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi 1
Panjab University, Chandigarh2
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Mohali3
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai4
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Hyderabad5
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani6
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Udupi7
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Ahmedabad8
JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty9
JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore10
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi1
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh2
Christian Medical College, Vellore3
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur1
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee2
National Institute of Technology, Calicut3
National Law School of India University, Bengaluru1
National Law University, New Delhi 2
Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad3
Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi1
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Udupi2
Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune3

Source: MHRD