NIRF Ranking: IIT Madras gets top spot in overall category

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on April 09, 2019

Barring IISc, the top ten slots were dominated by IITs

The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-Madras) beat Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to grab the top spot in the latest edition of National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2019. IIT-Madras has been ranked as the top institute in the overall category, followed by IISc in the second position.

Barring IISc in the second spot, the IITs dominated the top ten slots in the overall category. While IIT Delhi was ranked third, IIT-Bombay, IIT-Kharagpur and IIT Kanpur followed in the fourth, fifth and sixth position. IIT-Roorkee got the eight position while IIT-Guwahati ranked ninth. JNU and BHU also found the place in the list at seventh and tenth positions respectively.

The NIRF is a Ministry of HRD initiative and released annually.

In a statement, Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras said, “We are delighted that our efforts to constantly improve our course programmes, research, and industry collaboration, as well the creation of a world-class innovation ecosystem in India’s first-of-its-kind Research Park at IIT Madras, are being recognized. We will continue to strive to excel in all these spheres."

On the other hand, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore secured the top spot in the management college ranking followed by IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta. IIM Lucknow and Indore stood at fourth and fifth ranks.

Speaking at an event that marked the release of NIRF 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind said, “A ranking system fosters a spirit of healthy competition between institutions. This is vital because all institutions are today competing for talent- teaching talent, research talent, the most talented students, and even most enlightened administrators.”

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, followed by Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and Christian Medical College, Vellore were ranked as the top three medical colleges.

National Law School of Indian in Bengaluru grabbed the top spot under the law category while Indian Institute of Technology was ranked first in the Architecture category.

Among the list of the top ten colleges, Delhi University’s Miranda House got the first rank followed by Hindu College. Chennai’s Presidency College and St.Stephen’s College secured third and fourth position respectively.

“We cannot realise our potential without the requisite education infrastructure – measured both by numbers and standards. That is why the keen sense with which institutions participate in the India Rankings mechanism should persist and be escalated to striving for and achieving rankings among the global best,” said Kovind.

New Delhi’s Jamla Hamdard was ranked first in the Pharmacy category, while Panjab University in Chandigarh was ranked second.

InstitutesRanking in overall category
Indian Institute of Technology , Madras1
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru2
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi3
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay4
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur5
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur6
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi7
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee8
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati9
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi10
Published on April 08, 2019

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