NIRF Ranking 2020: These premier institutes make it to the top 10!

By : |June 11, 2020 2

Ministry of Human Resource Development has released the NIRF Ranking 2020 for top colleges in the country. Along with an overall score, they have also released the NIRF Engineering Rankings 2020 for Top Engineering Colleges in the country.

Ever since its beginning, IIT Madras has managed to keep the spot as India’s top engineering college and IIT Delhi & Bombay have fought for the second spot. Interestingly, from 2016, IIT Madras has been the unbeaten number 1.

IIT Delhi, however, has shown a steady rise from No. 4 in 2016 to No. 2 in 2019, beating IIT Kharagpur and IIT Bombay, respectively.

The NIRF was instituted in 2015 with the purpose of providing a nationalized ranking parameter for the institute of higher learning in the country. Starting in 2016, NIRF ranked colleges and universities in 4 categories. In 2019, the number of categories was increased to 8 and an overall ranking was also released. Incidentally, IIT Madras was top even in the overall category.

What are the categories?

NIRF rankings, going by 2019 lists, will be released for nine categories – Overall rankings, University, Engineering, College, Management, Pharmacy, Law, Architecture, and Medical.

The number of institutes which participated in the rankings has increased by 20% this year. This year about 3800 institutes applied for the rankings. Also, the first year for ranking of Dental institutes.


NIRF Ranking 2020 are awarded based on the following parameters – Teaching, Learning and Resources, Research and Professional Practices, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach and Inclusivity, and Perception.

Top NIRF Ranking 2020

1. IIT Madras

2. IISc Bangalore

3. IIT Delhi

4. IIT Bombay

5. IIT Kharagpur

6. IIT Kanpur

7. JNU

8. IIT Roorkee

9. IIT Guwahati

10. BHU

Top NIRF Engineering Rankings 2020

The NIRF Ranking 2020 of engineering colleges is:

1. IIT Madras

2. IIT Delhi

3. IIT Bombay

4. IIT Kanpur

5. IIT Kharagpur

6. IIT Roorkee

7. IIT Guwahati

8. IIT Hyderabad

9. NIT Tiruchirappalli

10. IIT Indore

Top MBA institutes NIRF Ranking 2020

1. IIM Ahmedabad

2. IIM Bangalore

3. IIM Calcutta

Top dental colleges NIRF Ranking 2020

1. Maulana Azad Institute Of Dental Sciences, Delhi

2. Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Udupi

3. Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune

NIRF Ranking 2019

The universities in order were:

1. IIT Madras

2. IIT Delhi

3. IIT Bombay

4. IIT Kharagpur

5. IIT Kanpur

6. IIT Roorkee

7. IIT Guwahati

8. IIT Hyderabad

9. Anna University

10. NIT Trichy

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  1. Vipin Kumar
    #1 Vipin Kumar 11 June, 2020, 15:41

    Please check engineering colleges nirf rank list. There is an error at rank 4.

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