The Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar has announced the NIRF India Ranking 2018 with Indian Institute of Science Bangalore as the top institute in two categories: Overall and University.
Announcing the ranking at an event in the Vigyan Bhavan, Javadekar said that the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) has been adjudged as the best engineering college and the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) as the best management institution.
For the first time, NIRF has also ranked medical, dental, architecture and law colleges. All India Institue of Medical Science (AIIMS) Delhi ranked number one institute under medical college category.
As per the ranking released by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), IISc Bangalore is followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in the university category.
Delhi University’s Miranda House was the best college and NLSIU-Bengaluru the best law school in the country.
The first NIRF ranking in 2016 had four categories — universities, engineering, management and pharmacy. In 2017, overall and college categories were added. In 2018, over 4,000 institutions have applied for ranking under different categories.