NIRF Ranking 2023: Here Are Top Best Colleges And Universities; IIT Madras, IISc Bengaluru, And More

Top Best Colleges And Universities NIRF Ranking 2023

Today, June 5, at 11 AM, the education ministry revealed the NIRF 2023 rankings, which stands for National Institutional Ranking Framework. This year, a total of 13 categories have been made available. The lists feature rankings of higher education institutions in subcategories, including top universities and top colleges, as well as section-by-section listings of the finest engineering, medical, legal, and management schools, pharma colleges, architecture, and other institutions. According to the official website, the criteria for the rankings include Outreach and Inclusivity, Graduation Outcomes, Research and Professional practices, Teaching, Learning, and Resources, as well as Perception.


Institutions Participating In The NIRF 2023

NIRF Ranking 2023 IISc

This year, more colleges submitted applications for the ranking than ever before. As a result, 8686 institutions participated in NIRF 2023. Since NIRF’s debut in 2015, there has been a 150% increase in the number of institutes applying for it, according to Anil Kumar Nassa, NBA Member Secretary. As many as 3500 institutions participated in 2016. In 2022, there were 7254 higher education institutions participating.


As many as 6272 institutes participated in NIRF 2021. While the overall number of applications for rankings in various categories has climbed from 3,565 in 2016 to 6,272 in 2021, the number of unique candidates to India Rankings grew from 2,426 in 2016 to 4,030 in 2021.


2023 Data In A Nutshell

NIRF Ranking 2023

On September 29, 2015, the Minister of Human Resource Development announced the NIRF, which had been authorized by the MHRD. IIT Madras continued to hold the title of the best university in India last year. According to the NIRF Ranking 2022, IISC Bangalore, which was the top-ranking institute in both the research and university categories, came in second. However, if we look at the statistics from this year, IIT Madras came in first place overall, while IISc Bengaluru was named the best university.

In the newly formed category of agriculture and associated sectors, Indian Agricultural Research Institute earned first place. The finest management institute is IIM Ahmedabad, while Miranda House is the top-ranked college in the nation for the fourth year in a row.


IISc Bengaluru

Let’s have a look at the list of top colleges according to NIRF:

Top 5 Research Institutes

  1.  IISc, Bengaluru
  2.  IIT Madras
  3.  IIT Delhi
  4. IIT Bombay
  5.  IIT Kharagpur


Innovation Rankings

  1. IIT Kanpur
  2. IIT Madras
  3. IIT Hyderabad


Top Dental Colleges

  1. Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science
  2. Manipal College of Dental Sciences
  3. Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth


Best Architecture Colleges

  1. IIT Roorkee
  2. NIT Calicut
  3. IIT Kharagpur
  4. NIT Tiruchirapalli
  5. SPA, New Delhi


Top Medical Colleges

  1. AIIMS, Delhi
  2. PGIMER, Chandigarh
  3. Christian Medical College, Vellore
  4. NIMHANS, Bangalore
  5. JIPMER, Puducherry


 Top Law Colleges

  1. NLSIU Bangalore
  2. NLU Delhi
  3. Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad
  5. Jamia Millia Islamia


Best Colleges

  1.  Miranda House
  2.  Hindu College
  3.  Presidency College, Chennai
  4.  PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore
  5.  St Xavier’s College, Kolkata
  6.  Atmaram Sanatan Dharm College
  7.  Loyola College, Chennai
  8.  Ramakrishna Mission, Howrah
  9.  Kirori Mal College, New Delhi
  10.  LSR


Top B-Schools In India

  1. IIM Ahmedabad
  2. IIM Bangalore
  3. IIM Kozhikode
  4. IIT Calcutta
  5. IIT Delhi
  6. IIM Lucknow
  7. NIIE Mumbai
  8. IIM Indore
  9. Xavier, Jamshedpur
  10. IIT Bombay


Top Pharmacy Colleges

  1. NIPER Hyderabad
  2. Jamia Hamdard
  3. BITS Pilani
  4. JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty
  5. ICT Mumbai
  6. NIPER Mohali
  7. JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysuru
  8. Panjab University
  9. Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  10.  Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham


Agriculture And Allied Sectors

  1. Indian Agricultural Research Institute
  2. National Dairy Research Institute
  3. Punjab Agricultural University
  4. BHU
  5. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University


Best Engineering Colleges

  1. IIT Madras
  2. IIT Delhi
  3. IIT Bombay
  4. IIT Kanpur
  5. IIT Roorkee
  6. IIT Kharagpur
  7. IIT Guwahati
  8. IIT Hyderabad
  9. NIT Trichy
  10. Jadavpur University


Best Universities

  1. IISc Bangalore
  2. JNU
  3. Jamia Millia Islamia
  4. Jadavpur University
  5. BHU
  6. Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  7. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  8. VIT
  9. AMU
  10. University of Hyderabad


IIT Madras Tops The Overall Category

  1. IIT Madras
  2. IISc Bangalore
  3. IIT Delhi
  4. IIT Bombay
  5. IIT Kanpur
  6. AIIMS Delhi
  7. IIT Kharagpur
  8. IIT Roorkee
  9. IIT Guwahati
  10. JNU


Changes This Year

Miranda House

According to Anil Sahasrabuddhe, the 8th edition of NIRF has the broadest reach to date, with a total of 13 categories. In addition, agriculture was included as a new subject-specific category this year.

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