NIRF Ranking 2018 lists IISc, IIT-Madras, IIM-Ahmedabad, JNU as top institutes: Delhi's Miranda House is India's best college

The National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2018 rankings for higher education institutes was announced by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry on Tuesday.

FP Staff April 04, 2018 11:42:31 IST
NIRF Ranking 2018 lists IISc, IIT-Madras, IIM-Ahmedabad, JNU as top institutes: Delhi's Miranda House is India's best college

The National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2018 rankings for higher education institutes was announced by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry on Tuesday. Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Science topped the overall rankings and also secured the top position in the best university category. This is the second time in a row that the IISc has topped the list. The Indian Institute of Science was established in 1909 through a partnership between industrialist Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Maharaja of Mysore and the Government of India, according to its official website.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Bombay, Delhi and Kharagpur bagged the second, third, fourth and fifth positions, respectively. In fact, IITs ruled the NIRF rankings this year. IIT-Kanpur, Roorkee, Guwahati and Hyderabad have figured in the top 25 on the list. The rankings, according to the report was released under nine categories: Overall, universities, engineering, colleges, management, pharmacy, medical, architecture, and law. The NIRF also added several new criteria such as total budget and its utilisation, combined metric for quality of publications, university examinations and how many graduating students admitted into top institutions.

Under the law category, National Law University (NLU) Bangalore has been ranked top followed by NLU Delhi and NLUSAR. In the architecture category, IIT-Kharagpur is on the top while IIT-Roorkee and SPA Delhi have been ranked at number two and three. NIRF has added medical colleges as a new category this year and AIIMS Delhi has topped the list followed by PGIMER and Christian Medical College Vellore.

This year, NIRF list has nine categories — law, architecture and medical has been added to the existing list of universities, engineering colleges, pharmacy and best colleges. The NIRF also added several new criteria such as total budget and its utilisation, combined metric for quality of publications, university examinations and how many graduating students admitted into top institution.

Among top colleges Delhi's Miranda House was announced as India's best college, while the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, was ranked the top management institute. AIIMS, PGIMER Chandigarh and CMC Vellore were ranked as the top three medical colleges.

Here are the top 25 overall rankings:

NIRF Rankings Name of Institute City State Score
1 Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru Karnataka 82.16
2 Indian Institute of Technology, Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu 81.39
3 Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Mumbai Maharashtra 79.2
4 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi New Delhi Delhi 73.97
5 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Kharagpur West Bengal 71.39
6 Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi Delhi 67.57
7 Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Kanpur Uttar Pradesh 65.39
8 Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee Roorkee Uttarakhand 64.93
9 Banaras Hindu University Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 63.52
10 Anna University Chennai Tamil Nadu 62.82
11 University of Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 60.54
12 Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati Guwahati Assam 60.16
13 Jadavpur University Kolkata West Bengal 59.68
14 University of Delhi Delhi Delhi 58.69
15 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 58.46
16 Savitribai Phule Pune University Pune Maharashtra 58.24
17 Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh Uttar Pradesh 57.78
18 Manipal Academy of Higher Education Manipal Karnataka 57.37
19 Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi Delhi 56.18
20 Bharathiar University Coimbatore Tamil Nadu 55.08

Top Five Universities

NIRF Rankings Name of University City State Score
1 Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru Karnataka 82.16
2 Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi Delhi 67.57
3 Banaras Hindu University Varanasi Uttar Pradesh 63.52
4 Anna University Chennai Tamil Nadu 62.82
5 University of Hyderabad Hyderabad Telangana 60.54

Top Five Engineering Colleges

NIRF Rankings Name of Engineering Colleges City State Score
1 Indian Institute of Technology Madras Chennai Tamil Nadu 88.95
2 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Mumbai Maharashtra 84.82
3 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi New Delhi Delhi 82.18
4 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur West Bengal 77.78
5 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Kanpur Uttar Pradesh 75.24

Top Five Colleges

NIRF Rankings Name of Colleges City State Score
1 Miranda House Delhi Delhi 71
2 St Stephen's College Delhi Delhi 70.77
3 Bishop Heber College Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu 67.63
4 Hindu College Delhi Delhi 67.46
5 Presidency College Chennai Tamil Nadu 66.21

Top Five Management Institutes

NIRF Rankings Name of Institute City State Score
1 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad Ahmedabad Gujarat 79.18
2 Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore Bengaluru Karnataka 77.33
3 Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta Kolkata West Bengal 77.08
4 Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 68.63
5 Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Mumbai Maharashtra 66.8

Top Five Medical Colleges

NIRF Rankings Name of Institute City State Score
1 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi New Delhi Delhi 90.71
2 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh Chandigarh 78.73
3 Christian Medical College Vellore Tamil Nadu 73.61
4 Kasturba Medical College Manipal Karnataka 62.03
5 King George's Medical University Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 61.73

Top Five Law Colleges

NIRF Rankings Name of Institute City State Score
1 National Law School of India University Bengaluru Karnataka 75.79
2 National Law University New Delhi Delhi 74.58
3 Nalsar University of Law Hyderabad Telangana 70.95
4 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Kharagpur West Bengal 67.07
5 National Law University, Jodhpur Jodhpur Rajasthan 63.5

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