NIRF Ranking 2021: IISc Bengaluru tops in new research category

NIRF Ranking 2021 : The research category has been added for the first time and Indian Institute of Science tops the list.

NIRF Ranking 2021: IISc Bengaluru tops in new research category NIRF Ranking has new category; IISc tops in NIRF ranking 2021 for research
Pritha Roy Choudhury | Sep 9, 2021 - 3:44 p.m. IST
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New Delhi: The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF Ranking) has a new category -- its eleventh -- meant exclusively for institutions that may not teach a large number of students but are dedicated to research. In the maiden ranking for this segment in NIRF ranking 2021, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru was placed at the top.

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However, like with practically every other NIRF ranking list, the rest of the top positions were all claimed by Indian Institutes of Technology with IIT Madras and IIT Bombay placed second and third.

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Research institutions have been ranked separately for the first time. “Some of the very good research happens in them but they don’t show in numbers and they should be included”, said minister of education Dharmendra Pradhan while announcing the NIRF ranking 2021 at the virtual event today. Pradhan also wondered why institutions like IISc were reluctant to “promote their own achievements”.

NIRF Ranking 2021: Research Institutions

These were the top 5 in the research category of NIRF Ranking 2021:

  • IISc Bengaluru

  • IIT Madras

  • IIT Bombay

  • IIT Delhi

  • IIT Kharagpur

With the addition of research, the ranking exercise covers 11 categories now apart from universities, engineering colleges, medical colleges, pharmacy, management, architecture, law colleges and dental.

The category for Dental colleges was added in NIRF Ranking 2020 on the request of the Dental Council of India, the professional and regulatory body for dentistry.

In NIRF ranking 2021 engineering IIT Madras holds the top position and among universities, it is the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru, in medicine the number one position is All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS Delhi), National Law School of India University (NLSIU) in law and overall the top institution is IIT Madras.

Here is the list of top 15 institutions that have been ranked for research in NIRF ranking 2021

1Indian Institute of ScienceKarnataka
2Indian Institute of Technology MadrasTamil Nadu
3Indian Institute of Technology BombayMaharashtra
4Indian Institute of Technology DelhiDelhi
5Indian Institute of Technology KharagpurWest Bengal
6Indian Institute of Technology KanpurUttar Pradesh
7Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeUttarakhand
8All India Institute of Medical SciencesDelhi
9Indian Institute of Technology GuwahatiAssam
10Tata Institute of Fundamental ResearchMaharashtra
11University of DelhiDelhi
12Vellore Institute of TechnologyTamil Nadu
13Homi Bhabha National InstituteMaharashtra
14Banaras Hindu UniversityUttar Pradesh
15Indian Institute of Technology HyderabadTelangana

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