NIRF Rankings 2021 Live: Check the list of top Engineering Colleges, MBA, Medical Colleges


The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) which lists top universities and colleges in India has been released today, September 9. The Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has released NIRF India Rankings 2021 at 12 noon.

NIRF Rankings 2021 Live

The NIRF India Ranking 2021 has been announced for eleven categories — Overall, University, Management, College, Pharmacy, Medical, Engineering, Architecture, ARIIA (Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements), Law and Research Institutions.

The NIRF India Ranking parameters and therefore the weighted averages adopted to derive the rankings differ for all the categories. The broad categories adopted to rank the universities , universities and institutes include Teaching, Learning and Resources; Research and Professional Practice; Graduation Outcomes; Outreach and Inclusivity and Peer Perception.

With each passing year, the amount of institutes participating in NIRF rankings has increased then have the categories during which institutes are ranked. In 2016, the institutes were ranked in just four categories which increased to eleven in 2021.

The release of the NIRF India Rankings 2021 by the Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be webcast live at the following websites:

  • Government’s webcast portal:
  • Education Ministry’s official YouTube channel;
  • Official Facebook page:
  • Official Twitter account:

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) India rankings will be released today (September 9). Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be declaring the NIRF ranking 2021, the sixth annual ranking list, of top colleges and universities at a virtual event.

NIRF Ranking 2021: Education minister congratulates all institutes

Releasing the NIRF Ranking 2021, Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said: “I am happy to be part of the India Rankings 2021 along the side lines of the Shiksha Parv initiatives envisioned by our visionary Prime Ministry Shri Narendra Modi ji. He arranged for the Education Sector to have rankings in the country. This is the sixth year we are having this ranking framework. This is very essential in the 21st Century.”

NIRF Ranking 2021: MBA

IIM Bangalore said in a social media post on Twitter: “NIRF Ranking 2021 For MBA: IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta Are Top Institutes. #NIRF #MBARankings #NIRFRanking2021 #IIMB”

NIRF Ranking 2021: IIT Delhi’s management department in top five

Director, IIT Delhi, V Ramgopal Rao in social media post on twitter said: “Happy to see IIT Delhi’s Management Department figure among the top 5 management programmes in the country, along side top IIMs. In Engineering, IIT Delhi is ranked #2”


NIRF Ranking 2021: IIT Bombay at third position in Overall, Engineering

IIT Bombay said on Twitter: “IIT Bombay stood 3rd in Overall, Engineering and Research category of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). The result of 6th edition of NIRF rankings 2021 was announced by the Hon’ble Minister of Education, Government of India Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan today.”

NIRF ranking 2021

The Vice Chancellor of Delhi University, PC Joshi in a social media post on twitter said: “Congratulations to Miranda House, Lady Sri Ram College, St Stephen’s College, Hindu College & Sri Ram College of Commerce for making to  NIRF ranking under top 10 colleges of India.”

NIRF Ranking 2021: Top 10 colleges in engineering category

These are the top 10 engineering colleges in India:

  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IIT Guwahati
  • IIT Hyderabad
  • National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli
  • National Institute of Technology, Surathkal

NIRF India Rankings 2021: University




Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru


Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)


Banaras Hindu University (BHU)


Calcutta University


Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

8 IITs, 2 NITs in top ten NIRF engineering ranking 2021

In the sixth edition of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) announced by Union Education Dharmendra Pradhan, eight IITs and two national Institutes of Technology (NITs) figured in the top ten engineering institutions in the country.

NIRF 2021 ranking list

Check the top colleges in each category according to the NIRF rankings 2021.


Top Institute


IIT Madras


IISc Bangalore


IIT Madras


IIM Ahmedabad


Jamia Hamdard


Miranda House


All India Institute of Medical Science – AIIMS New Delhi


NLSIU Bengaluru


IIT Roorkee


Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Udupi


IISc Bangalore

NIRF Rankings 2021: New Category “Research Institutions” Added

A new category, Research Institutions, has been added to the list of NIRF Ranking Lists 2021. Now, the total category to rank colleges and universities is 11.

NIRF Ranking 2021: IIT Madras Tops Engineering List For The Sixth Year

  1. IIT Madras
  2. IIT Delhi
  3. IIT Bombay

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore, Bangalore

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, Kolkata

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi

NIRF Rankings 2021 Live: IIT Madras Tops In Overall Category

  • IIT Madras Tops In Overall Category

IISc Bangalore Tops In Universities Category

  • IISc Bangalore has topped the list from the Universities category, followed by JNU Delhi and BHU, Varanasi.


AIIMS Delhi Best Medical College

  • The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi has been placed as the best medical college on NIRF India Rankings 2021.

Manipal College Of Dental Science Best Dental College

  • The Manipal College of Dental Sciences has been adjudged as the best dental college in the country.

NIRF Rankings 2021: List Of Top Institutions In Research

  1. IISc Bangalore
  2. IIT Madras
  3. IIT Bombay
  4. IIT Delhi
  5. IIT Kharagpur

NIRF MBA Ranking 2021 List

  1. IIM Ahmedabad
  2. IIM Bangalore
  3.  IIM Kozhikode

NIRF Rankings 2021: Total Participants This Year

  • As many as 6,000 colleges and universities participated this year on the sixth edition of NIRF 2021 Rankings.

NIRF Rankings 2021 List Of Top Law Colleges

  1. NLSUI Bangalore
  2. NLU Delhi
  3. NALSAR University Of Law, Hyderabad

NIRF India Rankings 2021: List Of Top Architecture Colleges

  1. IIT Roorkee
  2. IIT Calicut
  3. IIT Kharagpur
  4. School of Planning and Architecture Delhi

NIRF Ranking 2021 For MBA: IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta Are Top Institutes

For the second year, IIM Ahmedabad has maintained its top rank. All top three positions in NIRF Ranking 2021 have gone to IIMs with IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta placed second and third.

NIRF 2021: Miranda House is the best college in India

Miranda House is the best college in India according to the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) India rankings (NIRF 2021).

NIRF 2021: College ranking list

  • Rank 1: Miranda House
  • Rank 2: Lady Shri Ram College for Women
  • Rank 3: Loyola College

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