New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Wednesday announced the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) India Rankings 2020. The rankings for India’s best universities and institutions were to be released in April, bur delayed due to the coronavirus crisis.

IIT Madras, IISc Bangalore and IIT Delhi bagged the top three positions among educational institutions in the country. IIT Madras emerged as the best in overall category and also the top institute in engineering category.

As per the annual rankings, the top three universities are---IISc Bangalore, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Banaras Hindu University. 

Among colleges, top three spots have been taken over by Delhi University colleges. Miranda House, Lady Shri Ram College, and Hindu College have been ranked first, second, and third among colleges respectively. Delhi's St. Stepehen's College and Chennai's Presidency College stand fourth and fifth in the list respectively. 

As per the rankings, the top three engineering colleges in the country are IIT Madras, IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay.

In the pharmacy category, the top institute is Jamia Hamdard in Delhi followed by Panjab University, Chandigarh. The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research, Mohali stood third.

In the medical colleges category, AIIMS Delhi got the top spot followed by PGI, Chandigarh and CMC, Vellore.
The annual rankings are usually announced in April but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Here is the list of top three institutions in all categories announced by the HRD Ministry: 

Overall Ranking

1. IIT Madras

2. IISc Bengaluru

3. IIT Delhi


1. IISc, Bengaluru

2. JNU, Delhi

3. BHU, Varanasi


1. IIT Madras

2. IIT Delhi

3. IIT Bombay


1. IIM Ahmedabad

2. IIM Bangalore

3. IIM Calcutta


1. Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi

2. Punjab University, Chandigarh

3. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali


1. Miranda House, New Delhi

2. Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi

3. Hindu College, New Delhi


1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore

2. National Law University, New Delhi

3. National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad

Initiated by MHRD, the framework uses several parameters for its ranking like Teaching, Learning, and Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practices (RP), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and Perception (PR). Institutions across the country are divided in nine different categories.

These rankings were launched in September 2015 and till now the list has been published in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. These rankings are expected to act as a guide to students looking for  higher educational institutions in India.

In 2019, IIT Madras had topped the overall rankings list followed by Indian Institute of Science (Bengaluru) in the second position and IIT Delhi in the third place.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta