NIRF Rankings 2021
Part of: Prelims and GS – II – Education
Context Union Education Ministry released its India Rankings 2021 under the National Institutional Ranking Framework.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras was ranked the best higher education institution in the country for the third year in a row
Key highlights of the India Rankings 2021
- The IITs dominated the overall rankings, grabbing seven of the top 10 positions.
- Overall toppers: The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru was ranked second, followed by the IITs in Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Roorkee and Guwahati.
- Top Non-IITs University: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) were at rank nine and 10.
- Top universities: (1) IISc; (2) JNU; (3) the BHU; (4) the University of Calcutta; (5) the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore; (6) Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
- Top engineering institutions: The IIT, Madras followed by the IITs in Delhi, Bombay, Kanpur, Kharagpur
- Top management institutions: IIM-Ahmedabad followed by IIM-Bangalore, IIM-Calcutta, IIT-Kozhikode, IIT-Delhi
- Top Pharmacy institute: Jamia Hamdard
- Top dental institute: Manipal College of Dental Sciences
What is NIRF?
- NIRF is an annual report card on the performance of the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
- It was launched in 2015, outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country.
- The NIRF ranks institutions based on five parameters:
- Teaching Learning and Resources (TLR), Research and
- Professional Practice (RP),
- Graduation Outcome (GO),
- Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and
News source: TH