Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan released the NIRF Ranking 2021 listing the top institutes and universities in India this year. The education minister went live from his Twitter handle with Minister of State Sanjay Dhotre and AICTE Chairman Anil Saharsrabudhe to announce the top universities of India. The live recordings can also be seen on YouTube and Twitter.
The top two institutes remain the same as last year in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). IIT Madras has topped the ‘Overall’ NIRF Rankings and the second spot was taken by IISc Bengaluru. The third spot has changed from last year’s IIT Delhi to IIT Bombay.
Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in his live webinar said “The NIRF Indian rankings should not be considered as an end but the beginning of the improvement of quality in higher education,”.
The number of Indian institutes registered for the NIRF ranking 2020 increased by 20 percent as compared to 2019. In 2020, 3,800 institutes participated in NIRF Rankings. In 2021, the number was 6000.
The top institutes and universities of India are examined on the basis of certain predetermined factors for the NIRF Rankings including Teaching, Learning & Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI), Peer Perception.
Each of these parameters includes sub-parameters as well. Though there were only four factors on the basis of which the NIRF rankings were conducted in 2015 the first year of the educational institute rankings, now many more factors have been drawn up by the core committee.
The NIRF rankings are usually announced in April but were delayed this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Institutes need to register and submit data for the NIRF Rankings. The same data is also made public through its website. Physical audits and checks are carried out by NIRF to ensure that the data is authentic. Institutes may be debarred from ranking and face consequences if they are providing false data.
Depending on the category for which an institute has been judged, their scores may differ. The categories NIRF has chosen in 2021 to rank colleges in are: Overall, Research, Universities, Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Colleges, Medical, Law, Architecture, and Dental.
NIRF Ranking 2021 for Top 20 institutes in ‘Overall’ category are Rank 1- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras with Score: 86.76, Rank 2- Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru – Score: 82.67, Rank 3- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay- Score: 82.52, Rank 4- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi- Score: 81.75, Rank 5- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur- Score: 76.50, Rank 6- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur- Score: 75.62, Rank 7- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee- Score: 71.40, Rank 8- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati- Score: 69.26, Rank 9- Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)-Score: 66.61, Rank 10- Banaras Hindu University (BHU)-Score: 63.10.
Rank 11- Calcutta University (CU)-Score: 61.45, Rank 12- Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham-Score: 59.87, Rank 13- Jamia Millia Islamia- Score: 59.54, Rank 14-Jadavpur University (JU)-Score: 58.93, Rank 15-Manipal Academy of Higher Education-Score: 58.91, Rank 16- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad-Score: 58.53, Rank 17-University of Hyderabad (UoH)-Score: 57.67, Rank 18- Aligarh Muslim University-Score: 57.38, Rank 19-University of Delhi (DU)-Score: 56.03 and Rank 20- Savitribai Phule Pune University-Score: 55.83.
Source: India Today, NDTV