NIRF rankings: IIT Madras retains India’s top-ranked institute for the fifth consecutive year.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras was ranked the best school in the country for the fifth time. It was followed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, according to the eighth edition of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) that came out on Monday. Miranda House at Delhi University (DU) was named the best college for the sixth time.

The top ten institutes in the overall category are IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee, and IIT Guwahati. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) came in sixth and tenth place, respectively.

Overall, universities, colleges, engineering, management, pharmacy, law, medical, architecture, dental, research, agriculture, and innovation were ranked. Teaching, learning, resources, research and professional practice, graduation outcomes, outreach and diversity, and perception were all reviewed. This year, the agriculture and allied sector category was added to NIRF for the first time.

This year, 8,686 applications were submitted for the rankings, up from 7,254 in 2022. IIT-Delhi has surpassed IIT-Mumbai to take third place in the overall category.

IISc Bengaluru was ranked first in the university category, followed by JNU, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jadavpur University, and Banaras Hindu University (BHU). The top four in this category stayed unchanged from the previous year. BHU strengthened its position and moved into the top five.

Among the top-ranked colleges are Hindu College, Presidency College (Chennai), PSGR Krishnammal College for Women (Coimbatore), St Xavier’s (Kolkata), Atma Ram Sanatan College (Delhi), and Loyola College (Chennai).

Kirori Mal College and Lady Shri Ram College for Women at DU were placed ninth and tenth, respectively. St. Xavier’s rose from eighth place last year to fifth this year in this area. Loyola College dropped to seventh place from fourth last year.

In the engineering area, eight IITs took the top eight spots. IIT-Madras was ranked first in that category, followed by IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati, and IIT Hyderabad. The National Institutes of Technology in Tiruchirapalli and Jadavpur University came in ninth and tenth place, respectively.

IIT Roorkee rose from sixth to fifth place. IIT Kharagpur dropped to sixth place from fifth the previous year. In the top ten engineering colleges, Jadavpur University displaced the National Institute of Technology Karnataka Surathkal.

IIM Ahmedabad took first place in the management category, followed by IIM Bengaluru and IIM Kozhikode. Last year, IIM Kozhikode was placed sixth. In the management category, IIT-Delhi and IIT-Bombay both made the top ten.

AIIMS Delhi won the medical category, and the law category was won by Bengaluru’s National Law School of India University, which was followed by the National Law School (Delhi). Indian Agriculture Research Institute won the agriculture and allied category, while IIT-Kanpur won the innovation category.

The research found that IISc Bengaluru was once again the best institute, followed by IIT-Madras and IIT-Delhi. The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research dropped from seventh to tenth place in this category.

This year, the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Hyderabad) surpassed Jamia Hamdard (New Delhi) as the best pharmacy institute.

IITs have maintained their position at the top of the architecture category, with IIT-Roorkee, IIT Calicut, and IIT Kharagpur ranking as the top three institutes.

According to V Kamakoti, director of IIT Madras, the institute’s top rating is just a confirmation of its efforts to be identified as a global leader in research and education. “…it gives me great pride to know that we are on track with the Strategic Plan outlined for IIT Madras.”

Bharat Bhasker, director of IIM Ahmedabad, said the institute’s recognition is a credit to its world-class teaching, cutting-edge research undertaken by its staff, which has a substantial influence on business and public policy, and the efforts of its students. “This reinforces our resolve to maintain high standards of excellence in all that we do and to continue to contribute meaningfully to our nation’s growth.”

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