IIT-Madras, IISc remain top educational institutions in India: NIRF Rankings 2023
The Ministry of Education on Monday announced that The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is the best educational institute under the overall category of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking for the year 2023.
“The institute retains its position in the overall category for the fifth consecutive year (2019 to 2023) and in the engineering category for the eighth consecutive year (2016 to 2023),” the ministry stated.
At the second position is IISc Bangalore followed by IIT-Delhi, IIT Bombay and IIT Kanpur, respectively.
“Dr Radhakrishnan committee was set up by the Education Ministry to look into assessment accreditation parameters. Data for all educational institutions will be available at fingertips. One nation one data underway,” says Anil Sahasrabuddhe, chairman, NBA.
“We started NIRF with four categories. The aim was to improve the quality of higher education and help students make decisions. With the 8th edition, we now have 12 categories including 8 subject-specific rankings,” says Anil Kumar Nassa, member secretary of NBA (which prepares NIRF), at the event marking the release of NIRF rankings this morning.
This year, NIRF has added one new discipline namely, Agriculture and Allied Sectors. Also, architecture discipline has been renamed as Architecture and Planning.
Last year, there were only four categories– Overall, Colleges, Universities and Research Institutions and seven subject domains– Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Law, Medical, Architecture and Dental.
In NIRF 2022 rankings, IISc Bangalore ranked first amongst all institutions under research and universities category, it ranked second in the overall ranking. IIT Madras secured the first position in the overall ranking category.
Meanwhile, IIM Ahmedabad was the top ranked management college. Last year, around 670 institutions participated in the rankings out of which 387 had no research publications.