NIRF India Rankings 2020 UPSC

NIRF India Rankings 2020 | UPSC


Union HRDMinister virtually releases “India Rankings 2020” for Higher Educational Institutions in New Delhi today

      WHY IN NEWS:

“India Rankings 2020” is for Institutions of Higher Education in various categories on the basis of their performance on five broad categories of parameters.

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Human Resource Development
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3:Education : Human Resource : Report


For PRELIMS understand the methodology of ranking . No need to remember any colleges . Just focus on new entries and NIRF !

For MAINS what is the reason Indian institutions do not rank high globally ?



The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015.

  This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country.

  • The methodology draws from the overall recommendations broad understanding arrived at by a Core Committee set up by MHRD, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions.


  • IIT Madras retains 1st Position in Overall Ranking as well as in Engineering,
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru tops the University list
  • IIM Ahmedabad tops in Management Category and AIIMS occupies the top slot in Medical category for third consecutive year.
  • Miranda College retains 1st position amongst colleges for third consecutive year
  • Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi secures 1st position in “Dental” category, dental institutions included for first time in India Rankings 2020
  • A new subject domain, i.e. “Dental” is introduced from 2020 onwards.


  • Teaching,
  • Learning and Resources (TLR),
  • Research and Professional Practice (RP),
  • Graduation Outcomes (GO),
  • Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and
  • Perception (PR).

  Ranks are assigned based on total sum of marks assigned for each of these five broad groups of parameters.

  • Scopus (Elsevier Science) and Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) were used for retrieving publications and citations data.
  • Derwent Innovation was used for retrieving data on patents.
  • A total number of 3771 unique institutions offered themselves for ranking under “Overall”, category-specific and / or domain-specific rankings for India Rankings 2020.



Name of InstituteRank No.
Indian Institute of Technology Madras1
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru2
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi3
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay4
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur5
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur6
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati7
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi8
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee9
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi10


Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru1
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi2
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi3
Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham, Coimbatore4
Jadavpur University, Kolkata5
University of Hyderabad,6
Calcutta University, Kolkata7
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal8
SavitribaiPhule Pune University, Pune9
JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi10


Indian Institute of Technology Madras1
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi2
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay3
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur4
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur5
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee6
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati7
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad8
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli9
Indian Institute of Technology Indore10


Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad1
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore2
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta3
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow4
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur5
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode6
Indian Institute of Management Indore7
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi8
Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI)9
Management Development Institute, Gurugram10


Miranda House, Delhi1
Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi2
Hindu College, Delhi3
St. Stephen`s College, Delhi4
Presidency College, Chennai5
Loyola College, Chennai6
St. Xavier`s College, Kolkata7
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Howrah8
Hans Raj College, Delhi9
PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore10


JamiaHamdard, New Delhi1
Panjab University, Chandigarh2
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Mohali3
Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai4
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Hyderabad5
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani6
Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Udupi7
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Ahmedabad8
JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty9
JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore10


All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi1
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh2
Christian Medical College, Vellore3


Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur1
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee2
National Institute of Technology Calicut3


National Law School of India University, Bengaluru1
National Law University, New Delhi2
Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad3


Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi1
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Udupi2
Dr. D. Y. PatilVidyapeeth, Pune3

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • Rankings help universities to improve their performance on various ranking parameters and identify gaps in research and areas of improvement.
  • These rankings acts as a guide to students for selection of universities based on a set of criteria and helps universities to improve their performance on various ranking parameters.
     SOURCES:PIB | NIRF India Rankings 2020 UPSC

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