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NIRF India Rankings 2018

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in Bengaluru was adjudged the overall best institution in the country by the HRD Ministry's national ranking framework (NIRF).

Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, while announcing the rankings at an event in the VigyanBhavan, said the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) has been adjudged the best engineering college and the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) the best management institution.

As per the ranking released by the national institutional ranking framework (NIRF), the IISc stood first in the university category, followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU).

The premier healthcare institute All India Institue of Medical Science (AIIMS) Delhi was ranked number one institute under medical college category.

Delhi University's Miranda House was the best college and NLSIU-Bengaluru the best law school in the country.

This year for the first time medical and dental colleges were also ranked by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). Apart from the medical, NIRF has also added Architecture and Law this year.

NIRF, in its first rankings in 2016, had four categories

  1. Universities,
  2. Engineering,
  3. Management and
  4. Pharmacy.


In 2017, overall and college categories were added. In all, over 4,000 institutions have applied. Last year 3,000 institutions participated in the India Rankings 2017.

The rankings assume significance as performance of institutions has been linked with “Institutions of Eminence” scheme. The number of institutions participating in the rankings have risen by over 1,000 this year.

According National Board of Accreditation sources apart from the government institutions, a large number of private higher education institutions have joined the rankings this year who were not part of the process earlier.

NIRF India Rankings 2018:

Overall ranking
1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1)
2. IIT Madras (2)
3. IIT Bombay (3)
4. IIT Delhi (5)
5. IIT Kharagpur (4)
6. Jawaharlal Nehru University (6)
7. IIT Kanpur (7)
8. IIT Roorkee (9)
9. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (10)
10. Anna University, Chennai (13)

Top 10 Universities
1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1)
2. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2)
3. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (3)
4. Anna University, Chennai (6)
5. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (7)
6. Jadavpur University, Kolkata (5)
7. University of Delhi, New Delhi (8)
8. Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham, Coimbatore (9)
9. SavitribaiPhule Pune University (10)
10. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (11)

Top 10 Medical Institutes:
1) All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi
2) Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
3) Christian Medical College, Vellore
4) Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
5) King George`s Medical University, Lucknow
6) Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry
7) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
8) Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi
9) Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
10) Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai

Top 10 Colleges
1. Miranda House, Delhi University (1)
2. St, Stephens, Delhi University (n/a)
3. Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli (4)
4. Hindu College, Delhi (n/a)
5. Presidency College, Chennai,
6. Loyola College, Chennai (2)
7. Shri Ram College for Commerce, Delhi (3)
8. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi (7)
9. Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Howrah (n/a)
10. Madras Christian College, Chennai (12)

Top 10 Engineering Institutes
1. IIT Madras (1)
2. IIT Bombay (2)
3. IIT Delhi (4)
4. IIT Kharagpur (3)
5. IIT Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (5)
6. IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand (6)
7. IIT Guwahati, Assam (7)
8. Anna University, Chennai (8)
9. IIT, Hyderabad (10)
10. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (14)

Top 10 Management Institutes
1. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad (1)
2. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore (2)
3. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta (3)
4. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow (4)
5. Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Bombay (n/a)
6. Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (5)
7. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur (7)
8. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi (6)
9. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee (8)
10. Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur (9)

Top 10 Law Institutes
1)National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
2) National Law University, New Delhi
3) Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad
4) Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur
5) National Law University Jodhpur, Jodhpur
6) JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi
7) The West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences, Kolkata
8) Dr. Ram ManoharLohiya National Law University, Lucknow
9) Symbiosis Law School, Pune
10) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar College of Law, Visakhapatnam

Top 10 Pharmacy Institutes
1) National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali
2) JamiaHamdard, Delhi
3) University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh
4) Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
5) Birla Institute of Technology & Science -Pilani
6) National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad
7) Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal
8) Bombay College of Pharmacy
9) SVKM, Mumbai
10) JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore

Top 10 Architecture Institutes

1) Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
2) Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
3) School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi
4) College of Engineering Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram
5) School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal
6) Anna University, Chennai
7) JNAFAU School of Planning and Architecture, Hyderabad
8) JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi
9) National Institute of Technology Hamirpur
10) Faculty of Architecture, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Udupi

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