NRIF Ranking
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As per the National Institutional Ranking Framework Rankings (NIRF) India Rankings 2020 of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is the best educational institute in the country.

In this year’s NIRF India Rankings, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru took the second position whereas IIT Delhi was in the third position.

According to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), the Delhi University top colleges rankings 2020 has been released. Miranda House has bagged the first position with an overall score of 88.23 in both DU and all India college rankings.

Moreover, Lady Shri Ram College for Women has bagged the second position with a score of 72.08 and Hindu College bagged the third position with an overall score of 70.44.


RANK Name of College Score
1. Miranda House 77.23
2. Lady Shri Ram College for Women 72.08
3. Hindu College 70.44
4. St. Stephen’s College 69.67
5. Hansraj College 67.23
6. SRCC– Shri Ram College of Commerce 66.29
7. Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College 66.15
8. Sri Venkateswara College 66.04
9. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya 65.32
10. Gargi College 64.53
11. Acharya Narendra Dev College 63.10
12. Kirori Mal College 62.58
13. Dyal Singh College 62.20
14. Daulat Ram College 60.40
15. Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College 58.35
16. Lady Irwin College 58.25
17. Maitreyi College 57.70
18. Jesus and Mary College 57.29
19. Indraprastha College for Women 55.90
20. Kamala Nehru College 55.90

Here is a list of Indian institutes that topped the list in NIRF Rankings 2020 (Overall ranking):


Ranking 2020 Name of the Institute/University/College

1. IIT Madras
2. IISc Bangalore
3. IIT Delhi
4. IIT Bombay
5. IIT Kharagpur
6. IIT Kanpur
7. IIT Gauhati
8. Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU)
9. IIT Roorkee
10. Banaras Hindu University

IIT Madras has bagged the first position in the ranking. Despite their poor performance in the international rankings, IITs have emerged as the top institutes in India’s NIRF rankings announced today. The top-ranking institute in India is IIT-Madras followed by IISc Bangalore and at third rank is IIT-Delhi, which reveals the Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

Top Universities:

Ranking 2020 University Name

1. IISc Bengaluru

2. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi
3. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Whereas Delhi University has missed the top 10 marks, 6 colleges of the Top 10 Colleges in the country are from Delhi University.

For Engineering:
Ranking 2020 Engineering Institute
1 IIT Madras
2 IIT Delhi
3 IIT Bombay

IIT Madras has bagged the first position for Engineering Institutes.

Ranking 2020 University Name
1 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
2 IIM Bangalore
3 IIM Calcutta

Ranking 2020 University Name
1 Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
2 Punjab University, Chandigarh
3 National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali
Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi has bagged the first position.

Ranking 2020 College Name
1 Miranda House, New Delhi
2 Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi
3 Hindu College, New Delhi
4 St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi
5 Presidency College
6 Loyola College
7 St. Xavier’s College
8 Rama Krishna Mission Vidyamandira
9 Hansraj College
10 PSGR Krishnammal College for Women

Delhi University has bagged the top three positions in the list. Miranda House, Lady Shri Ram College and Hindu college bagged first, second and third positions respectively. As compared to previous years, the performance of LSR College for Women has improved drastically. In the year 2017, the college was at the seventh position, while in 2018 it slipped to the eighth rank. In 2019, LSR climbed to the fourth position in 2019, and this year it has bagged second place with a score of 72.08 out of 100.

Ranking 2020 University Name
1 National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
2 National Law University, New Delhi
3 National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad

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This year, a total of 5,805 applications have come in for participation in the process of the rankings.

The latest rankings over a live broadcast on social media was released by Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. He encourages all the one thousand plus universities and 45,000 plus colleges across India to take part in the National Institutional Ranking Framework Rankings (NIRF).

NRIF ranking

Ramesh Pokhriyal said that the institutes that are ranked on the top also have a responsibility to handhold and mentor fellow institutes. He added that this will give the smaller institutes an opportunity for capacity building.

NIRF is accepted by the MHRD and initiated by the Honorable Minister for Human Resource Development, outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country.

The framework uses several parameters for its ranking like Teaching, Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and Perception (PR), Research and Professional Practices (RP) Learning, and Resources (TLR), Graduation Outcomes (GO). Institutions across the country are divided into nine different categories.

There is a proposal to link the funding of institutes across India to their NIRF Rankings. Further, MHRD may also make it mandatory for all partially or totally funded educational institutes to take part in NIRF every year.

Going forward, the top-ranked NIRF institutions may also get additional benefits like starting online courses without the need for any prior permission.

These rankings were launched in September 2015 and till now the list has been published in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. These rankings are expected to act as a guide to students looking for higher educational institutions in India.

In 2019, IIT Madras had topped the overall rankings list followed by the Indian Institute of Science (Bengaluru) in the second position and IIT Delhi in the third place.

There is a view among Indian academicians that the international rankings like QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education Rankings may not be able to measure India-specific developments in education. Hence the NIRF was launched as an alternative for Indian students to get a deeper understanding of the best institutes in the country.

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