India Rankings-2020, National Institutional Ranking Framework, MHRD

India Rankings-2020 were released on 11th June, 2020
India Rankings-2020, National Institutional Ranking Framework, MHRD

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by Honorable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015.


In 2016, rankings were announced for Universities and for the specific disciplines of Engineering, Management and Pharmacy. In 2017, in addition to these four rankings, the common overall ranking, and ranking of General Degree Colleges were introduced for the first time. In the year 2018, While continuing with the above mentioned six rankings three domain specific rankings in the fields of Law, Medicine and Architecture were introduced bringing the tally to total Nine Rankings. In 2019, the NIRF is continuing with all these nine rankings. In 2020, Rankings in Dental is also introduced.


Parameters for Ranking of Institutions:

The parameters broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcomes,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception” for ranking.


Ranking Methodology:

For India Rankings – 2020, the main ranking parameters and Methodology remain the same as previous year.

Source of Data: Institutions and Third Party Source: In the absence of a reliable and comprehensive database that could supply all relevant data required for computing the scores for ranking, registered institutions were invited to submit the required data through an Online Data Capturing System (DCS).

Data Collection and Data Capturing: Data capturing through Online Data Capturing System (DCS) sought the detailed data in a format that would be useful for both computing the ranking metrics for each parameter, and also to check on data consistencies. Detailed notes were provided to explain even the simplest of data entries to make it easily comprehensible and user friendly.

Publications, Citations and Highly Cited Papers (HCP): Web of Science(WoS) and Scopus: Two sets of citation databases were used as sources for retrieving data on the number of publications, citations and highly cited papers for the registered institutions.

Online Feedback System: Stakeholders (that included public or other individuals or entities having an interest in one or more institutions) were invited to give their feedback through “Online Feedback System” on the data submitted by the institutions, through a public advertisement in the newspapers and other media.

Data Verification: The Implementation Core Committee (ICC) set-up by the MHRD to oversee the implementation of ranking work addressed issues and pit-falls in the process of data collection, verification, authentication and interpretation.


Nodal officers were identified and contacted to clear doubts or to attend to the feedback and anomalies pointed out by the expert committees. Verification of Data on Publications, Citations and Highly Cited Papers.

Data Interpretation and Ranking: Based on issues and pit-falls brought to the notice of Implementation Core Committee (ICC) related to data collection, verification, authentication and interpretation minor deviations were introduced in the metric and parameters defined in the NIRF.


Rankings are based on the information and data provided by the institutions. Data on publications and citations have been taken from standard indexing and citation sources, viz., Scopus (Elsevier Science) and Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics, formerly Thomson Reuters). Perception data has been compiled from inputs from employers and peers.


India Rankings-2020 were released on 11th June 2020


India Rankings 2020: Top Ten in Overall Ranking

Rank#1:: Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)

Rank#2:: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISC)
Rank#3:: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)
Rank#4:: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)
Rank#5:: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)
Rank#6:: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK)

Rank#7:: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG)

Rank#8:: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Rank#9:: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)
Rank#10:: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi


India Rankings 2020: Top Ten Universities

Rank#1:: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISC), Bangalore
Rank#2:: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Rank#3:: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Rank#4:: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

Rank#5:: Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Rank#6:: University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Rank#7:: Calcutta University, Kolkata

Rank#8:: Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal

Rank#9:: Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

Rank#10:: Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi


India Rankings 2020: Top Ten in Engineering

Rank#1:: Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Rank#2:: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Rank#3:: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Rank#4:: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Rank#5:: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Rank#6:: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Rank#7:: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Rank#8:: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

Rank#9:: National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli

Rank#10:: Indian Institute of Technology Indore


India Rankings 2020: Top Ten in Management

Rank#1:: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Rank#2:: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Rank#3:: Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Rank#4:: Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
Rank#5:: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Rank#6:: Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

Rank#7:: Indian Institute of Management Indore

Rank#8:: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Rank#9:: Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI)

Rank#10:: Management Development Institute Gurugram


India Rankings 2020: Top Ten in Architecture

Rank#1:: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Rank#2:: Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Rank#3:: National Institute of Technology Calicut
Rank#4:: Center for Environmental planning and Technology University Ahmedabad

Rank#5:: School of planning and architecture New Delhi
Rank#6:: Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur

Rank#7:: School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal

Rank#8:: National Institute of Technology Thiruchirappalli

Rank#9:: School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada

Rank#10:: Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi


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About India Rankings, National Institutional Ranking Framework, MHRD

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by Honorable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015.


This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations broad understanding arrived at by a Core Committee set up by MHRD, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions. The parameters broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcomes,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception”.

Disclaimer: All the above data is gathered from the India Rankings, all the logos and titles are belongs to India Rankings, EngMorph does not own any part of the data published in this page and EngMorph is not responsible for the correctness of the information presented. For more information, visit the India Rankings website.

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