NIRF Ranking 2021: Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan released the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking 2021 on Thursday (September 9). The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras) has retained the top spot in overall category, followed by IISc Bangalore. The rankings have been released for 11 categories- Overall, University, Management, College, Pharmacy, Medical, Engineering, Architecture, ARIIA (Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements), Law and Research Institutions. The ‘Research Institutions’ category has been included this year.
NIRF ranking is based on these categories - Teaching, Learning and Resources, Research and Professional Practice, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach and Inclusivity, and Peer Perception. The number of Indian institutes registered for NIRF ranking had also been increased, a total of 3,800 institutes took part in 2020, more than that in 2019.
Last year, IIT Madras bagged the top spot in the NIRF ranking (overall category), while the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore clinched the top spot among varsities.