Due to coronavirus outbreak and consequent nationwide lockdown, this year, the Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Minister of State Sanjay Dhotre presented the NIRF Indian Ranking 2020 through a webinar on the official website of NIRF.
NIRF India rankings 2020 were released on June 11 in ten categories - Overall Rankings, University, Colleges, Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Law, Architecture and Medical.
the Management category, The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad has been ranked No 1, followed by IIM Bangalore as No 2 and IIM Calcutta as No 3. IIM Ahmedabad was ranked No 1 in 2018 too, but was replaced by IIM Bangalore in 2019 as the top MBA institute. The oldest IIM has regained its position this year, while IIM Calcutta has maintained its position at No. 3 in the past three years.
IIM Lucknow at No. 4 and IIT Kharagpur at No. 5. While IIM Calcutta and Lucknow have retained their position from last year, IIM Indore fell two positions to be ranked at No. 7. IIT Bombay ranked No.10 in 2019, has been replaced by MDI Gurgaon which has entered the top 10 bracket for the first time since 2018.
In all, 13 IIMs have secured ranks in top 35 MBA Colleges in India. Other popular MBA institute that have been ranked include XLRI, SPJIMR, SIBM, GLIM, NMIMS, IIFT, IMI, XIMB, ICFAI, IRMA and KJSIMSR.
Six IITs have also secure ranks in top 20 for MBA/PGDM courses offered by their Department of Management.
Universities for Management which have been ranked by NIRF in top 75 are Jamia Milia Islamia, Benaras Hindu University, Panjab University, Aligarh Muslim University, Chandigarh University and Anna University.
The NIRF rankings are based on five parameters - Teaching, Learning & Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and Peer Perception. There has been no major change in top10 ranking of MBA institute apart from the entry of MDI Gurgoan in the top 10.