NIRF 2018: Latest Government Rankings Of Indian Institutes Announced; IISC Bangalore Secures Top Spot OverallIndian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. (Pp391/Wikimedia Commons)

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has announced its rankings of Indian universities and colleges for 2018 with Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore crowned as the best institute in India once again.

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Rankings of Indian institutes was instituted by the MHRD in 2015 which ranks colleges and universities in India based on several factors broadly covering “Teaching, Learning and Resources”, “Research and Professional Practices”, “Graduation Outcomes”, “Outreach and Inclusivity” and “Perception”.

The NIRF 2018 rankings of institutes are as follows, with corresponding NIRF 2017 rankings in brackets:

Overall Ranking

1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1)

2. IIT Madras (2)

3. IIT Bombay (3)

4. IIT Delhi (5)

5. IIT Kharagpur (4)

6. Jawaharlal Nehru University (6)

7. IIT Kanpur (7)

8. IIT Roorkee (9)

9. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (10)

10. Anna University, Chennai (13)


1. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1)

2. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2)

3.  Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (3)

4. Anna University, Chennai (6)

5. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (7)

6. Jadavpur University, Kolkata (5)

7. University of Delhi, New Delhi (8)

8. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore (9)

9. Savitribai Phule Pune University (10)

10. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (11)


1. IIT Madras (1)

2. IIT Bombay (2)

3. IIT Delhi (4)

4. IIT Kharagpur (3)

5. IIT Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (5)

6. IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand (6)

7. IIT Guwahati, Assam (7)

8. Anna University, Chennai (8)

9. IIT, Hyderabad (10)

10. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (14)


1. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad (1)

2. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore (2)

3. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta (3)

4. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow (4)

5. Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Bombay (n/a)

6. Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (5)

7. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur (7)

8. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi (6)

9. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee (8)

10. Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur (9)


1. Miranda House, Delhi University (1)

2. St, Stephens, Delhi University (n/a)

3. Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli (4)

4. Hindu College, Delhi (n/a)

5. Presidency College, Chennai,

6. Loyola College, Chennai (2)

7. Shri Ram College for Commerce, Delhi (3)

8. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi (7)

9. Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Howrah (n/a)

10. Madras Christian College, Chennai (12)


1. National Law School of India University, Bangalore (n/a)

2. National Law University, Delhi (n/a)

3. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad (n/a)


1. All India Institute Of Medical Science, New Delhi (n/a)

2. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh (n/a)

3. Christian Medical College, Vellore (n/a)


1. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur (n/a)

2. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee (n/a)

3. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (n/a)

IISC Bangalore has been consistently ranked as the best institute overall in India since the first rankings came out in 2016. IIT Madras too has retained the top spot among engineering institutes while IIM Ahmedabad continues to be the top management institute in the country like 2017.

The MHRD comes out with the rankings in nine categories Overall, Universities, Engineering, Colleges, Management, Pharmacy, Medical, Architecture, and Law.

The rankings were announced today in a MHRD event in New Delhi in the presence of Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar and Minister of State for Higher Education Satyapal Singh.

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