Odisha's Utkal University Finds Spot in Top 100 NIRF Ranking 2020

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Odisha's Utkal University Finds Spot in Top 100 NIRF Ranking 2020

For the first time, Utkal University of Odisha has found a place among top 100 universities in the NIRF Ranking 2020. The University spotted 96th position in the ranking.

The Utkal University is the only state university to fill a spot in the NIRF Ranking list, this year.

The University has improved its rank by 50 positions.

"Collaboration with international and well established institutions for research, strong PhD input and outstanding publications in international journals have helped us improve the rank of the university" , said Vice Chancellor Soumendra Mohan Patnaik

He further added that the focus is to make Utkal University as one of the top 30 universities in the country and secure A++ accreditation from NAAC in 2021.

The officials of Higher Education Department said that the Government has invested in infrastructure development of Utkal University, to ensure it scales new heights.

The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Rourkela ranked 32 in the top 100 educational institutions in India. Last year the institute attained 38th rank, thus showing an improvement.

Three other universities and institutions- SOA University, KIIT and IIT Bhubaneswar, also filled in position among the 100 higher educational institutions in the overall ranking. 

SOA University improved its rank to 38th from 41st last year. KIIT University also improved its position to 44th from 50th last year. Whereas IIT Bhubaneswar lost its 46th position and dropped to 56th rank.

Apart from Utkal University, SOA and KIIT were ranked at 20th and 24th position respectively. In the list of top 100 universities. 

XIMB Bhubaneswar ranked 31 in the Management category. The National Law University in Cuttack ranked 14 in the law category. IIM Sambalpur was placed in the rank band of 76 to 100 in the management category.

The institutes and Universities that filled a spot in the list of top 100 engineering institutes are:

NIT Rourkela


IIT Bhubaneswar


SOA University




CV Raman College of Engineering 


VSSUT Burla ranked 119 and Silicon Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar ranked 179 in the list of top 100 engineering institutes.

The NIRF announced its ranking under 10 different categories this year, namely

  • Overall
  • University
  • Engineering
  • College
  • Management
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical 
  • Dental 
  • Architecture
  • Law