NIRF Ranking 2022: IISc Bengaluru tops research list for the second year

NIRF 2022 Ranking: IIT Madras, IIT Delhi claimed second and third positions in NIRF ranking list for research.

NIRF Ranking 2022: IISc Bengaluru tops research list for the second year Indian Institute of Science holds top position in the research NIRF 2022. (Source: Official)
Sheena Sachdeva | Jul 15, 2022 - 12:27 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru has claimed the top position in the National Institutional Ranking Framework’s (NIRF Ranking 2022) research category. Introduced last year, the eleventh category ranks institutes that may not teach a large number of students but are exclusively dedicated to research.

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However, similar to other NIRF 2022 research ranking lists, the rest of the top positions have been claimed by Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) with IIT Madras and IIT Delhi placed second and third.

Last year, the second and third positions were held by IIT Bombay and IIT Madras. During the event union education minister, Dharmendra Pradhan said: “All institutions have to come into the two frameworks -- accreditation and ranking.

NIRF 2022: Research Institutions

These are the top three institutions ranked under the research category of NIRF Ranking 2022:

  • IISC Bengaluru

  • IIT Madras

  • IIT Delhi


This year Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Maharashtra and Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu are the two new entrants in the top 10 best research institutes category.


NIRF Ranking 2022Name of the InstituteState
1Indian Institute of ScienceKarnataka
2Indian Institute of Technology MadrasTamil Nadu
3Indian Institute of Technology DelhiDelhi
4Indian Institute of Technology BombayMaharashtra
5Indian Institute of Technology KharagpurWest Bengal
6Indian Institute of Technology KanpurUttar Pradesh
7Tata Institute of Fundamental ResearchMaharashtra
8Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeUttarakhand
9All India Institute of Medical SciencesDelhi
10Vellore Institute of TechnologyTamil Nadu
11Homi Bhabha National InstituteMaharashtra
12Indian Institute of Technology HyderabadTelangana
13Jadavpur UniversityWest Bengal
14Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityDelhi
15Banaras Hindu UniversityUttar Pradesh



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