NIRF Ranking 2021: Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to release rankings on September 9

The Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will release the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking 2021 on September 9. The event is scheduled to be held at 12.30 pm in the afternoon and will be website on the official website of the ranking platform i.e. The rankings will have separate lists for top colleges, best medical schools, top 25 universities, best MBA institutes, and top engineering colleges.

The number of Indian institutes registered for the NIRF ranking 2020 has increased by 20 per cent as compared to 2019. In 2020, a total of 3,800 institutes had participated in NIRF Rankings. The institutes are given scores based on teaching, learning and resources (TLR), research and professional practice (RP), graduation, outcomes (GO), outreach and inclusively (OI), peer perception.

Last year, the NIRF rankings were released in online format owing to the pandemic. IIT Madras was adjudged the top institutes of India 2020 (overall category) while the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore was the top university followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).