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NIRF Ranking 2021: Education minister announces ranking, IIT-Madras and IISc score high in most categories

NIRF Ranking 2021: The rankings will be released in online mode at 12 noon through a webcast. The rankings will have separate lists for top colleges, best medical schools, top 25 universities, best MBA institutes, and top engineering colleges. 

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 9, 2021 2:13:21 pm
NIRF Ranking 2021 would be released by Education Minister on September 9 in a virtual event. (Photo: NIRF website/representational image)

NIRF Ranking 2021: The Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today released the sixth edition of the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking 2021. IIT Madras has topped the list in the overall category, while IISc Bengaluru is at the second position followed by IIT Bombay. The complete list of the rankings for all top institutes can be checked on the official website of NIRF on

Under the best college category, Miranda House has again topped the list this year. Lady Shri Ram College for Women of Delhi and Loyola College of Chennai has secured the second rank and third rank respectively.

The institutes are given scores based on – teaching, learning and resources (TLR), research and professional practice (RP), graduation outcomes (GO), outreach and inclusivity (OI), peer perception.

Last year, the NIRF rankings were released in online format owing to the pandemic. IIT Madras was adjudged the top institute of India 2020 (overall category) while the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore was the top university followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

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