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IIT Madras tops higher education institute rankings 2020

While the IIT branches Madras, Delhi, Bombay were adjudged the best institutions, the NIRF declared IISc, JNU, BHU as the best universities

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today announced the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Indian Rankings for Indian institutes. The ranks, scheduled to be announced in April, were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID). The Indian Institutes of Technology have once again secured the top positions in the list. IIT Madras has emerged as the best in overall category as well as the best institute under the engineering category. IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay secured the second and third ranks.

IISc Bengaluru has maintained its status as one of the best institutes in the country. The selectors ranked it as the second-best place in the overall scores. They adjudged it as the best university in the country followed by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has taken the third spot on the list of best universities.

Delhi University colleges. Miranda House, Lady Shri Ram College, and Hindu College have been ranked first, second, and third among colleges respectively.

In the first year of including and announcing dental institute rankings, the Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences of Delhi has emerged as the best institute. Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Udupi, is at the second position and Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth of Pune has secured the third rank.

The NIRF rankings were established in 2015. The first ranks were announced in 2016. Since then, the number of categories has increased from four to nine. In 2019, the Ministry of Human Resource Development released, for the first time, the Atal Ranking of Institutions for Innovation Achievements. These came to be referred to as the ARIIA rankings. The MHRD did not announce these rankings this year during the online announcement of higher education institute rankings.

The NIRF rankings are awarded based on the parameters

  • Teaching
  • Learning and Resources
  • Research and Professional Practices
  • Graduation Outcomes
  • Outreach and Inclusivity, and
  • Perception
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