NIRF Ranking 2020 Released: IIT Madras, IIM Ahmedabad Secure Top Spots; Check Here

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NIRF Ranking 2020 Released: IIT Madras, IIM Ahmedabad Secure Top Spots; Check Here

The Union Ministry of Human Resource Department (MHRD) has released the NIRF Rankings of the year 2020 for universities and colleges across the Indian subcontinent. 

Usually, NIRF Rankings are announced by the month of April everywhere. However, this year, it has been considerably delayed, in view of the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown across the nation. 

NIRF Rankings 2020: Key Highlights

The NIRF Ranking 2020 saw participation from 38,000 institutes, witnessing 20% more entries than the previous year. 

  • Institutes were ranked in 10 different categories: Management, Engineering, Architecture, Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Law, Overall, Universities and College.
  • Overall Rankings saw IIT Madras top the list followed by IISc Bangalore and IIT Delhi.
  • As known, IIM A, B and C notched at the top 3 positions in the Management category, respectively.
  • IIT Madras is having a great time, bagging the topmost positions in both Engineering and Overall category.
  • IISc Bangalore bagged the top rank in the University category whereas Miranda House in the College Category.
  • Jamia Hamdard Institute topped the Pharmacy discipline, AIIMS for medicine and National Law School of India University in Law and IIT Kharagpur for its architecture discipline. 
  • Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Science, Manipal College of Dental Science, Dr DY Patil Vidyapith Pune made it to the top 3 positions in the dental college category. 

Meanwhile, the HRD Minister also reminded that India has 45,000 degree colleges with 1500 top ranking institutions and more than 1000 universities. 

On this line, he urged the UGC Chairman to ensure that the following years find participation from all the Indian higher education institutions for NIRF rankings.

NIRF Rankings 2020: Top 10 Institutes in Overall Rankings

Rank 

Institute

Score

1

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

85.31

2

Indian Institute of Science

84.18

3

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

81.33

4

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

80.75

5

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

75.85

6

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

74.99

7

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

68.81

8

Jawaharlal Nehru University

68.76

9

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

68.48

10

Banaras Hindu University

62.03

NIRF Ranking 2020: Top 10 Universities 

Rank 

Institute

Score

1

Indian Institute of Science

84.18

2

Jawaharlal Nehru University

70.16

3

Banaras Hindu University

63.15

4

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

62.27

5

Jadavpur University

61.99

6

University of Hyderabad

61.70

7

Calcutta University

61.53

8

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

61.51

9

Savitribai Phule Pune University

61.13

10

Jamia Millia Islamia

61.07

NIRF Ranking 2020: Top 10 Institutes in the College Category

NIRF Ranking 2020: Top 10 Management Institutes 

NIRF Ranking 2020: Top Engineering Institutes

Rank

Institute

Score

1

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

89.93

2

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

88.08

3

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

85.08

4

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

82.18

5

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

80.56

6

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

76.29

7

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

74.9

8

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

66.44

9

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli

64.1

10

Indian Institute of Technology Indore

62.88

NIRF Ranking 2020: Top Architecture Institutes

In the architecture discipline, IIT Kharagpur has bagged the top position. Following are the top 10 colleges for architecture studies in India: 

NIRF Ranking 2020: Top Medical Institutes

Enlisted below are the top 10 higher education institutions for Medical sciences in India : 

NIRF Ranking 2020: Top Dental Institutes

For the first time, Dental colleges have been ranked through NIRF in 2020 with Maulana Azad Medical Colleges turning up as the best dental college in India. 

Below are the top 10 dental colleges as per NIRF Rankings 2020: 

NIRF Ranking 2020: Top Pharmacy Institutes

Here’s the list of top 10 Pharmacy institutes as per the NIRF rankings 2020:

NIRF Ranking 2020: Top Law Institutes

Below are the top 10 Law Colleges/ Universities as per NIRF Ranking 2020:

NIRF Ranking Method Explained

NIRF considers listing top educational institutions of India based on the categories of Overall, University, Management, Engineering, Pharmacy, Architecture and Law. 

This year, for the first time, even dental colleges have been ranked.

MHRD lays down predefined parameters namely, Research and Professional Practices (RP), Teaching and Learning Resources (TLR), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Peer Perception, Outreach and Inclusivity (IO) to rank institutions and universities.

Parameters 

Categories 

Marks

Weightage

Research and Professional Practice (RP)


 

Combined metric for Publications (PU)

100

0.30

Combined metric for Quality of Publications (QP)

IPR and Patents: Published and Granted (IPR)

Footprint of Projects and Professional Practice (FPPP)

Teaching and Learning Resources (TLR)

Student Strength including Doctoral Students (SS)

100

0.30

Faculty-student ratio with emphasis on permanent faculty (FSR)

Combined metric for Faculty with PhD (or equivalent) and Experience (FQE)

Financial Resources and their Utilisation (FRU)

Graduation Outcomes (GO)

Metric for University Examinations (GUE)

100

.20

Metric for Number of Ph.D. Students Graduated (GPHD)

Outreach and Inclusivity (OI)

Percentage of Students from Other States/Countries (Region Diversity RD)

100

0.10

Percentage of Women (Women Diversity WD)

Economically and Socially Challenged Students (ESCS)

Facilities for Physically Challenged Students (PCS)

Perception Ranking (PR)

Peer Perception

Academic Peers and Employers

100

0.10

Achievement of HRD Ministry

HRD Minister Pokhriyal asserted that the National Test Abhyas app for NEET and JEE aspirants have been benefiting through it.

At least 6.5 lakh users have downloaded it so far and within half an hour prior to the live program, 8000 users had installed the app.