MHRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank releases NIRF list 2020, IIT Madras becomes one in country, IISc, Bangalore ranked second and IIT Delhi got third rank | IIT Madras becomes the country's number 1 educational institute, IISc Bengaluru gets second and IIT Delhi gets third

  • This list ranks India's institutions on the basis of quality
  • For the first time this year, dental colleges were also ranked in the ranking

Dainik Bhaskar

Jun 11, 2020, 06:14 PM IST

Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Thursday released the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) list 2020 and named the top educational institutes of the country. In this ranking of higher education institutions, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has secured the first position in the over all category. The Institute of Science, Bangalore has been ranked second, while IIT Delhi stood third.

The Union Education Minister released the ranking online through a webcast conducted on a Twitter account. The special thing is that for the first time this year, dental colleges will also be ranked in the ranking. This list ranks educational institutions across India based on their quality. Minister of State Sanjay Dhotre, AICTE President Anil Sahasrabuddhe and UGC President DP Singh were also present on the occasion.

Union minister expresses disagreement with the and QS rankings

During this, the Union Minister said that “I do not agree with the THE and QS rankings. The graduates of our institutes are now moving towards leading global organizations.”

He said that they give us a low ranking based on perception, which I do not agree with. At the same time, the number of Indian institutions registered for the NIRF rankings has increased by 20 percent this year.

Top Ten Institutions in 2019-

  1. Indian Institute of Science
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru University
  3. Banaras Hindu University
  4. University of Hyderabad
  5. Calcutta University
  6. Jadavpur University
  7. Anna University
  8. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  9. Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  10. Savitribai Phule Pune University

IISc Bengaluru was the topper last year

Through this ranking every year universities and institutes across the country are ranked by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development. This ranking is given in the categories of Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Medicine, Architecture, Law, University, College etc.

The ranking was announced on 8 April by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in 2019. But this time the list was released after a delay of two months due to the circumstances caused by Corona. Last year, the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore topped. After this Jawaharlal Nehru University and Banaras Hindu University were the best.



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