NIRF Ranking 2021: IIT Madras adjudged best institute in India

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday released the National Institutional Ranking Framework, NIRF Ranking 2021. NIRF India Rankings 2021 has been announced for eleven categories – Overall, Universities, Management, Colleges, Pharmacy, Medicine, Engineering, Architecture, ARIIA (Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements), Law and Research Institutes.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has retained the top spot among institutions in the country, while the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru has secured the best position among research institutes.

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Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad was rated the best B-School, while Jamia Hamdard was adjudged the top institute for pharmacy studies.

Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore has rated the best research institute in the country. IIT Madras is second and IIT Bombay third in the category.

As per NIRF ranking, AIIMS Delhi has topped among medical colleges, followed by PGIMER Chandigarh and Christian Medical College, Vellore.

In the Colleges category, Miranda House, Delhi secured the first position, followed by Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi and Loyola College, Chennai secured the second position.

Eight IITs and two National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are among the top ten engineering institutes of the country in the sixth edition of NIRF announced by the Union Education Minister.

IIT Madras has been ranked number one in India in the ‘Overall’ and ‘Engineering’ categories in the NIRF Rankings 2021. It is followed by IISc Bangalore and IIT Bombay in the annual ranking of the Ministry of Education.

NIRF ranking was started in 2015 and the first rank was announced in 2016. Since the first ranking, the number of categories has increased from four to 11.

The complete list of ranking of all the top institutes will be available on the official site of NIRF at

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