Education Ministry Unveils NIRF Ranking 2023: IIT Madras Tops List Once Again

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Revealing the Pinnacle of Indian Academia: The NIRF 2023 Rankings

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The eagerly awaited National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Rankings for 2023 was released on Monday, June 5, 2023, during a virtual conference.

The Minister of State for Education and External Affairs, Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, made the announcement, providing much-awaited clarity to students, educators, and institutions alike.

This year’s ranking saw the participation of approximately 8686 institutions, marking the 8th edition of the NIRF. This marks a staggering 150% increase in participation since the inauguration of the NIRF in 2015, highlighting the growing importance and influence of these rankings in shaping India’s academic landscape.

NIRF 2023 Ranking Criteria: A Comprehensive Assessment

The NIRF 2023 evaluates institutions based on a broad spectrum of parameters including teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practice, graduation outcome, outreach and inclusivity, and perception.

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This holistic approach ensures that the institutions are appraised on a multitude of facets, fostering an environment of all-round excellence.

NIRF 2023 Additions: Embracing Diversity in Disciplines

Notably, the Ministry of Education (MoE) introduced a new category to the NIRF 2023 Rankings this year – “Agriculture and Allied Sectors”, adding to the existing categories encompassing colleges, universities, overall ranking, management, pharmacy, engineering, medical, law, architecture, and dentistry colleges.

Moreover, the Architecture discipline has been rechristened to “Architecture and Planning”, reflecting the evolving nuances of academic disciplines.

IIT Madras: Crowned Champion Again

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) once again emerged as the premier institution under the overall category, also clinching the top position among all engineering colleges in the country.

The top ten list is populated with other prestigious institutions including IISc Bangalore, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, AIIMS Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Guwahati, and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

NIRF Ranking 2023 Live: Top Spot in the Overall Category

  1. Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  2. Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  5. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  6. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  7. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  8. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  9. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  10. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

NIRF Ranking 2023: Best Management College of India

  1. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
  2. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
  3. Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
  4. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
  5. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  6. Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
  7. National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
  8. Indian Institute of Management Indore
  9. XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur
  10. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

NIRF Ranking 2023 Live: Top 10 list of Pharmacy category

  1. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Hyderabad
  2. Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  3. Birla Institute of Technology & Science -Pilani
  4. JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty
  5. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  6. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali
  7. JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysuru
  8. Panjab University, Chandigarh
  9. Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal
  10. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

NIRF Ranking 2023: ‘Architecture and Planning’ Category

  1. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  2. National Institute of Technology Calicut
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  4. National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
  5. School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi

Top 5 NIRF Research Ranking 2023 Institutes

  1. Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  5. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

NIRF Dental Ranking 2023: Top 3 Dental Colleges of India

The list of the top 3 dental colleges in India has remained the same as last year:

  1. Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai
  2. Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal
  3. Dr D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
  4. Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi
  5. A.B.Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangaluru

NIRF Ranking 2023 Live: Agriculture and Allied Sectors Category

This year, NIRF has added one new discipline namely, Agriculture and Allied Sectors.

  1. Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
  2. National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal
  3. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  4. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  5. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore

NIRF Medical Ranking 2023: Top 3 in Medical category

  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi
  2. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  3. Christian Medical College, Vellore
  4. National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore
  5. Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry

NIRF Rankings: A Respected Resource

The NIRF Rankings 2023 has been a respected resource for students, parents, and educators, providing an authoritative list of the top academic institutions in the country based on several key parameters.

These rankings are instrumental in guiding decision-making processes related to admissions, collaborations, and policy developments. With the addition of the new categories, the rankings continue to evolve, reflecting the ever-changing landscape of education in India.

Conclusion: The Path Forward for Indian Academia

As the NIRF Rankings 2023 chart the current state of Indian academia, they also hint at the road ahead. The increasing participation and the introduction of new categories indicate the growing diversity and dynamism of the Indian education sector.

As institutions strive for excellence in their respective domains, the pursuit of holistic development, academic prowess, and societal impact continues to be the shared goal driving Indian academia forward.

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