NIRF Rankings 2018


Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Science topped the National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2018 rankings for higher education institutes announced by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry for the second time.

  • The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Bombay, Delhi and Kharagpur bagged the second, third, fourth and fifth positions, respectively. 
  • Under the law category, National Law University (NLU) Bangalore has been ranked top 
  • NIRF has added medical colleges as a new category this year and AIIMS Delhi has topped the list followed by PGIMER and Christian Medical College Vellore.
  • Delhi’s Miranda House was announced as India’s best college, while the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, was ranked the top management institute.

National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF)  has nine categories — law, architecture and medical has been added to the existing list of universities, engineering colleges, pharmacy and best colleges.
The NIRF also added several new criteria such as total budget and its utilisation, combined metric for quality of publications, university examinations and how many graduating students admitted into the top institution.