NIRF Ranking 2021: IISC Bengaluru, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). and the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) ranked as top three universities.
The Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi has secured 3rd position in the country by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking 2021 released by the education ministry today.
The IISC, Bengaluru and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) also retained the first and second positions in the NIRF university ranking 2021. Calcutta University and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham make up the top five.
NIRF ranking 2021, released today (on 9th September 2021) by education minister Dharmendra Pradhan, has 11 categories. These are overall, research institutions, universities, engineering, management, pharmacy, colleges, medical, law, architecture and dental.
NIRF ranking 2021 list is based on the following parameters: teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practice, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity, peer perception.
BHU retains 3rd position in NIRF Ranking 2021
Like 2020, BHU retains its 3rd position in the NIRF ranking. In the NIRF university ranking 2021, the top three institutions have remained the same for the past three years. This year, Calcutta University has jumped to the fourth spot pushing Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham to fifth.
In last year’s NIRF Ranking 2020, IISC Bengaluru, JNU and BHU had occupied first, second and third respectively. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and Jadavpur University made up the top five. The last was the only state-run public institution in the NIRF ranking 2020 university segment and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham the only private university, in the top five.
The announcement of the NIRF ranking 2021 list was late by over three months this year due to the general delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The NIRF ranking 2020 was announced in June last year.
The top universities according to NIRF Ranking 2021 are given below:
Top 10 universities
|Name of the University||NIRF Rank 2021|
|IISC Bengaluru (IISc)||1|
|Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)||2|
|Banaras Hindu University (BHU)||3|
|Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham||5|
|Jamia Millia Islamia University||6|
|Manipal Academy of Higher Education||7|
|University of Hyderabad||9|
|Aligarh Muslim University||10|