NIRF Indian Ranking 2018 Announced

National Institutional Ranking Framework NIRF Indian Ranking 2018 Announced

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) India Rankings 2018 were announced on Tuesday 03 April 2018, by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

The rankings include nine different categories-overall, universities, engineering, colleges, management, pharmacy, medical, architecture, and law this year. Out of which sections like medical, architecture and law have been introduced this year.

About NIRF. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has been accepted by the MHRD and launched by Honourable Minister for Human Resource development on 29th September 2015. This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country.

Top Engineering Colleges of India as per NIRF India Rankings 2018

  1. IIT Madras
  2. IIT Bombay
  3. IIT Delhi
  4. IIT Kharagpur
  5. IIT Kanpur
  6. IIT Roorkee
  7. IIT Guwahati
  8. Anna University, Chennai
  9. IIT Hyderabad
  10. Institute of Chemical Technology, Bombay

NIRF India Rankings 2018

Overall ranking
1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1)
2. IIT Madras (2)
3. IIT Bombay (3)
4. IIT Delhi (5)
5. IIT Kharagpur (4)
6. Jawaharlal Nehru University (6)
7. IIT Kanpur (7)
8. IIT Roorkee (9)
9. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (10)
10. Anna University, Chennai (13)

Top 10 Universities
1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1)
2. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2)
3. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (3)
4. Anna University, Chennai (6)
5. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (7)
6. Jadavpur University, Kolkata (5)
7. University of Delhi, New Delhi (8)
8. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore (9)
9. Savitribai Phule Pune University (10)
10. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (11)

Top 10 Medical Institutes

1) All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi
2) Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
3) Christian Medical College, Vellore
4) Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
5) King George`s Medical University, Lucknow
6) Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry
7) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
8) Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi
9) Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
10) Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai

Top 10 Colleges

1. Miranda House, Delhi University (1)
2. St, Stephens, Delhi University (n/a)
3. Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli (4)
4. Hindu College, Delhi (n/a)
5. Presidency College, Chennai,
6. Loyola College, Chennai (2)
7. Shri Ram College for Commerce, Delhi (3)
8. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi (7)
9. Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Howrah (n/a)
10. Madras Christian College, Chennai (12)

Top 10 Management Institutes

1. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad (1)
2. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore (2)
3. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta (3)
4. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow (4)
5. Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Bombay (n/a)
6. Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (5)
7. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur (7)
8. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi (6)
9. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee (8)
10. Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur (9)

Top 10 Law Institutes
1)National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
2) National Law University, New Delhi
3) Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad
4) Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur
5) National Law University Jodhpur, Jodhpur
6) Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
7) The West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences, Kolkata
8) Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow
9) Symbiosis Law School, Pune
10) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar College of Law, Visakhapatnam

Top 10 Pharmacy Institutes
1) National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali
2) Jamia Hamdard, Delhi
3) University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh
4) Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
5) Birla Institute of Technology & Science -Pilani
6) National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad
7) Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal
8) Bombay College of Pharmacy
9) SVKM, Mumbai
10) JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore

Top 10 Architecture Institutes
1) Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
2) Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
3) School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi
4) College of Engineering Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram
5) School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal
6) Anna University, Chennai
7) JNAFAU School of Planning and Architecture, Hyderabad
8) Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
9) National Institute of Technology Hamirpur
10) Faculty of Architecture, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Udupi

Note: Brackets are last year rankings
Ranking promotes competition among the Universities and drive them to strive for excellence. Government has also started a scheme called ‘Institutions of Eminence’ in which 20 institutions both public and private, would be selected on challenge method and they would be actively supported to come up in the global rankings.

In NIRF, to promote Research and Development in Higher Education, ‘Research and Professional Practices’ has been given the highest weightage of 40%, for ranking Universities.

NIRF India Rankings 2018 are out now! Check out the list of top 100 universities in the country.

Overall Ranking



This year five Delhi University colleges have made it to the list of top 10 colleges in the country

The rankings was released under nine categories: Overall, universities, engineering, colleges, management, pharmacy, medical, architecture, and law.

IISc has been ranked once again as India’s #1 institution overall, and #1 university in the latest MHRD NIRF rankings.

The institute retains its top position in the overall category for the second year in a row.

The national rankings, first released in 2016, are based on broad parameters such as Teaching, Learning & Resources, Research & Professional Practices, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach & Inclusivity, and Perception.