NIRF ranking 2021: Know the great top colleges

Posted by S. Vishnu Sharma on September 9, 2021
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NIRF ranking 2021 has been released and IIT Madras has bagged first position once again in overall educational institutes and engineering categories.

What are the other highlights as far as NIRF ranking 2021 is concerned? Indian Institute of Science (IISC) Bangalore has got the position of being top university in India. It is also stood No1 in research category in NIRF ranking 2021.

NIRF ranking 2021Criteria of NIRF ranking 2021

NIRF ranking 2021 was conducted taking into account five different concepts. They are Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity and Perception (PR).

Each of these concepts have marks of their own. The NIRF ranking 2021 was assigned based on total of the marks allotted for each of the concept.

Various colleges in engineering, medical, management, law, architecture, pharmacy sectors are provided this rank. A trek into the past reveals that NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) was approved by Union Ministry of Education of Government of India which was then known as Union Ministry of Human Resources Development.

NIRF ranking was approved and launched on 29 September 2015. This is a methodology used by Union Ministry of Education of Government of India to rank higher education institutions in India.

The first round of NIRF ranking witnessed a participation of over 3000 institutions. NIRF ranking 2020 witnessed a participation of around 3,800 institutions.

Rankings for last year were released on June 11. NIRF ranking 2021 was brought out on 9 September.

NIRF ranking 2021Highlights
The most highlight part was IIT Madras. The institute once again managed to retain the top position just like the previous year. The great performance it has been showing has won it the top position even in NIRF ranking 2021.

IIT Madras has been retaining the top position since 2019. NIRF ranking 2021 were announced online owing to COVID-19 situation. The situation was similar last year owing to COVID-19 situation.

The focus remained on two great institutions, namely IISC Bangalore and IIT Madras. The same continues even now. The top spot went to IISC Bangalore was in 2018.

The year 2019 saw the things move in favour of IIT Madras as it got the first position. Another highlight was the performance of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) as far as NIRF ranking 2021.

IIT Madras won the top rank in the ‘Overall’ Category for the third consecutive year and No. 1 in the ‘Engineering’ category for the sixth consecutive year.

JMI won 6th rank among the top universities of the country. That is not all, the institution also scaled up its rank from that of the last year. The previous year, JMI was in the 10th position this year.

When it comes to overall category in NIRF ranking 2021 it has won 13th rank, compared to previous year, this is an improvement. Last year, the institution got 16th rank.

There is another happy news as far as NIRF 2021 ranking is concerned. The educational institutions from West Bengal have managed to put up an impressive show. Calcutta University and Jadavpur University have secured top ranks.

The good show was seen as far as colleges in West Bengal are concerned. St. Xavier’s College, Ram Krishna Vidyamandir are among those that secured top ranks.

There is some delightful moments for IIT Guwahati as far as NIRF ranking 2021 is concerned. The institution has won seventh rank in the rating for this year.

The seventh position is in ‘engineering category’ and IIT Guwahati won eighth rank in ‘overall category’ in NIRF ranking 2021. As far as architecture category is concerned in NIRF ranking 2021, IIT Roorkee got the top ranking.

NIRF ranking 2021Top 10s of all
The moment of pleasantness has arrived and ultimately. Students in large numbers await for the NIRF ratings as they would in a way help them to know what are the top colleges in each sphere of education.

Needless to say, NIRF ranking 2021 too is no different. The top institution in each sphere as per NIRF ranking 2021 are given below:


$ Indian Institute of Technology Madras

$ Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

$ Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

$ Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

$ Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

$ Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
$ Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

$ Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

$ National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli

$ National Institute of Technology Karnataka

NIRF ranking 2021Medical

$ All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi

$ Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh

$ Christian Medical College Vellore

$ National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore

$ Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

$ Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

$ Banaras Hindu University, Varnasi

$ Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry

$ King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

$ Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

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$ National Law School of India University, Bengaluru

$ National Law University, New Delhi

$ NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad

$ The West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences, Kolkata

$ Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

$ Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar

$ Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

$ National Law University, Jodhpur

$ Symbiosis Law School, Pune

$ Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar

NIRF ranking 2021Architecture

$ Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

$ National Institute of Technology Calicut

$ Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

$ School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi

$ Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University

$ School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal

$ National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli

$ School of Planning & Architecture

$ Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology

$ Jamia Millia Islamia


$ Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

$ Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

$ Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

$ Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

$ Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

$ Indian Institute of Management Indore

$ Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

$ Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI)

$ Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

$ Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Arts and Science

$ Miranda House, New Delhi

$ Lady Shri Ram College For Women, New Delhi

$ Loyola College, Chennai

$ St. Xavier`s College, Kolkata

$ Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Howrah

$ PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore

$ Presidency College, Chennai

$ St. Stephens’s College, New Delhi

$ Hindu College, New Delhi

$ Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi

NIRF ranking 2021What is next?

The next step for the students would be to decide on the colleges they wish to join to study the course of their choice. While students can consider NIRF ranking 2021 to know what are top colleges and universities in each sphere of education, they can also visit the websites of each institution that has featured in the NIRF ranking 2021 and know about the courses and procedure of admission thoroughly.

Knowing the procedure of admission completely will help bring down the chances of rejection at any stage of admission process. The institutions that have featured in NIRF ranking 2021 are quite popular and information about them can be obtained on the internet. Students can just type the name of the institute or the course in the search engine to obtain the results. The search on the internet can be done even based on NIRF ranking the institutions have secured.

Other way is to just type, for example ‘Top NIRF 2021 ranking law colleges’ or ‘Top NIRF ranking engineering colleges 2021’ in the search engine to get the desired result.

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