February 22, 2024

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The recently released eighth edition of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) revealed the top educational institutes in India. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras maintained its position as the country’s top-ranked institute for the fifth consecutive time. It was followed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru and IIT Delhi. In the college category, Delhi University’s Miranda House secured the top spot for the seventh consecutive time.

Among the overall category, the top 10 institutes included IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee, and IIT Guwahati. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) ranked sixth and tenth, respectively. This year, the rankings received 8,686 applications, an increase from 7,254 in 2022. Notably, IIT Delhi surpassed IIT Mumbai to secure the third position in the overall category.



In the university category, IISc Bengaluru topped the rankings, followed by JNU, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jadavpur University, and Banaras Hindu University (BHU). The top four institutes in this category remained unchanged from the previous year, while BHU improved its ranking to enter the top five. Hindu College, Presidency College (Chennai), PSGR Krishnammal College for Women (Coimbatore), St Xavier’s (Kolkata), Atma Ram Sanatan College (Delhi), and Loyola College (Chennai) were among the top-ranked colleges. Kirori Mal College and Lady Shri Ram College for Women, both affiliated with Delhi University, secured the ninth and tenth positions. Notably, St Xavier’s improved its ranking from eighth to fifth this year, while Loyola College slipped to seventh place.

In the engineering category, the top eight positions were secured by eight IITs. IIT Madras claimed the top spot, followed by IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati, and IIT Hyderabad. The National Institutes of Technology in Tiruchirapalli and Jadavpur University ranked ninth and tenth, respectively.

Vijay Laxmi Rai

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