Assam Varsities Make it to Top 100 in NIRF's 'India Rankings 2020'
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Assam Varsities Make it to Top 100 in NIRF's 'India Rankings 2020'

Rifa Deka | June 13, 2020 14:37 hrs

The Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced NIRF Indian Rankings for Indian institutes on June 11, 2020. The ranks which were initially scheduled to be announced in April got delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic. 

Close to 3,800 institutes participated in NIRF Rankings this year, which was 20% higher than the number in 2019. 

The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati stood 7th in both overall and engineering categories nationwide in the NIRF’s ‘India Ranking 2020’ list of top institutions. 

Last year, IIT Guwahati had retained the 7th position among best engineering institutions of the country in the ‘India Rankings 2019’. In the overall ranking, IIT Guwahati stood at the 9th place in 2019 and 12th position in 2018.

This year, 7 more institutions of Assam made it to the top. State institutions secured ranks in 5 different categories namely, the overall rank, top university, top law, top engineering and top pharmacy.

The following is a table showing Institutions which have made it among the top 100 institutions in varied categories under NIRF’s ‘India Ranking 2020’:



The framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country drawing from overall recommendations and broad understanding arrived at by a Core Committee set up by the ministry, to identify and rank various universities and institutions. The parameters broadly cover Teaching, Learning and Resources, Research and Professional Practices, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach and Inclusivity, and Perception.
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a system of ranking institutions which was approved by the MHRD and launched by the then Minister of Human Resource Development, Smriti Irani on 29th September 2015.  

This year, in the overall category, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras bagged the first rank with Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore in the second and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in the third place. 

In the top universities category, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) stood first with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi second and Banaras Hindu University in the third place.

Earlier, Institutes were ranked in multiple categories including – best overall institute, best university, top engineering institute, top college, best management institute, top pharmacy college, best law school, best architecture college, and top medical college. This year, for the first time ever, dental institutes were also included in the list. 

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