NIRF Ranking 2023: IIT Madras top engineering college; IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay in 2nd, 3rd ranks

NIRF Ranking 2023 For Engineering: IIT Delhi has ranked second in this year's ranking of engineering colleges. IIT Bombay is in third place.

NIRF Ranking 2023: IIT Madras top engineering college; IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay in 2nd, 3rd ranks IIT Madras has been the top engineering institute since seven years in a row. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Sheena Sachdeva | Jun 5, 2023 - 11:58 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has once again claimed the top position in National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF Ranking 2023) in the engineering college category in India. This is the seventh time IIT Madras has been at the top, holding that position since the NIRF Rankings’ inception in 2016. IT is followed by IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, and IIT Kharagpur.

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IIT Delhi again has claimed the second position in this year's NIRF ranking.

This is the 8th edition of NIRF ranking with 12 categories including colleges, research, medical, law and other. “Agriculture and allied sectors” has been introduced as a new category in NIRF.

NIRF ranking is created based on the parameters including teaching, learning and resources; research, inclusivity and peer perception.

The education ministry is striving to have one data submission path for all rankings, surveys and accreditation purposes. It had constituted the K Radhakrishnan committee for streamlining the accreditation process.

The NIRF ranking is published annually. The number of participating colleges in 2016 were 3,500 which has increased to 8,688 in 2023.

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NIRF Ranking Engineering 2023: Top engineering colleges

IIT Madras has been the top engineering institute for seven years now. However, this year again the second position was bagged by IIT Delhi and the fifth position by IIT Roorkee.

NIRF Ranking 2023 For Engineering: Top colleges


Engineering College


IIT Madras


IIT Delhi


IIT Bombay


IIT Kanpur


IIT Roorkee

6IIT Kharagpur
7IIT Guwahati
8IIT Hyderabad
10Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Correction: An earlier version of the story said IIT Delhi had replaced IIT Bombay in the second position. It has in the "Overall" list of rankings but not in NIRF Ranking 2023 for engineering. That has now been corrected.

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