NIRF Ranking 2021: Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to release rankings on 9th September

The event will be held at 12:30 pm and will be a webcast on the official website of the ranking platform i.e.

On September 9, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will release the National Institue of Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking 2021. The event will be held at 12:30 pm and will be a webcast on the official website of the ranking platform i.e. The ranking will include separate lists of top colleges, best medical schools, top 25 universities, best MBA institutes, and top engineering colleges.

An increase of 20 percent can be seen in the number of Indian institutes registered for the NIRF ranking 2020 as compared to 2019. A total of 3,800 institutes had participated in NIRF Rankings in 2020. Scores are given to the Institute based on – teaching, learning, and resources (TLR), research and professional practice (RP), graduation outcomes (GO), outreach and inclusivity (OI), peer perception.


Last year in 2020, the NIRF ranking was released on an online platform owing to pandemics. IIT Madras was adjudged the top ranking of India 2020 (overall category) while the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Banglore was the top university followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

About NIRF India Rankings 2021:

launched in 2015, the ranking framework is one of its kind medium where the universities and institutions in the country are ranked as per various pre-defined parameters. A total of 5 parameters are considered for the ranking of the educational institutes:

  1. Teaching & Learning
  2. Research and Professional Practice
  3. Graduation Outcome
  4. Outreach & Inclusivity
  5. Perception

NIRF Rankings 2021: Categories

Here’s a quick look at the Top Institutes in the 10 categories. This year too, similar categories are expected.

Category Top Institute as per NIRF Ranking 2020
Overall IIT Madras
University IISc Bangalore
Engineering IIT Madras
Management IIM Ahmedabad
Pharmacy Jamia Hamdard
College Miranda House
Medical All India Institute of Medical Science – AIIMS New Delhi
Law NLSIU Bengaluru
Architecture IIT Kharagpur
Dental Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAMC), New Delhi