IISc Bengaluru is ranked India’s best research institute in the NIRF Rankings 2021

The ranking authority discovered that IISc have increased their research impact, with 17 of the country’s top 35 universities seeing an increase in CPF scores and 12 seeing a decrease

The sixth edition of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021 was just announced by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. This year, the research category was added, and IISc-Bangalore was named the winner, followed by IIT-Madras and IIT-Bombay.

IITs topped the category with seven slots among the top ten research institutes. In the research category, Delhi University was ranked 11th, while JNU was ranked eighteenth. IIT Madras was ranked first in the overall list, followed by IISc Bangalore.

NIRF Rankings 2021: List of top 10 research institutions

Rank 1: IISc Bangalore

Rank 2: IIT Madras

Rank 3: IIT Bombay

Rank 4: IIT Delhi

Rank 5: IIT Kharagpur

Rank 6: IIT Kanpur

Rank 7: IIT Roorkee

Rank 8: AIIMS, Delhi

Rank 9: IIT Guwahati

Rank 10: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Approximately 6,000 educational institutions took part in NIRF this year. All educational institutions are evaluated on five characteristics in order to be ranked: teaching, learning, and resources, research and professional practises, graduation outcomes, outreach and diversity, and perception.

Apart from overall rankings and performance in engineering and university categories, NIRF also recognises the best schools in eight more categories: college, medical, management, pharmacy, law, architecture, dental, and research.

According to the prestigious QS World University Rankings announced on Wednesday, the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, is the world’s top research university based on citations per faculty, while the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, is placed 41st in the category. In a study conducted by London-based Quacquarelli Symonds, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) received a flawless score of 100 out of 100 for the citations per faculty (CPF) metric (QS).

Three Indian universities are among the top 200 universities in the world, according to the total rankings. The India Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay is India’s top-ranked institution for the fourth year in a row in the QS World University Rankings 2022, according to the 18th edition of the rankings. However, it has dropped four positions to 177, down from 172 in 2021.

IIT Delhi has moved from 193rd to 185th place in the rankings, making it India’s second-best institution. It did so by surpassing the IISc, which was ranked 186th, a notch worse than previous year, according to the rankings.

IIT Madras has climbed 20 places to joint-255th place, its highest ranking since 2017. IIT-Kharagpur is ranked 280th, while IIT-Guwahati, which is ranked joint-395th, has made its maiden appearance in the worldwide top-400.

While IIT Hyderabad, which is ranked in the 591-600 range, is celebrating its first year in the top 600, Jawaharlal Nehru University, which is ranked in the 561-570 range, is making its debut in the QS World University Rankings. In comparison to worldwide competition, Indian universities have enhanced their research impact. According to the rankings, seventeen of India’s 35 universities had an increase in their CPF score, while just 12 saw a decrease.

Indian universities, on the other hand, continue to suffer in QS’s assessment of institutional teaching capacity. Only six of India’s 35 institutions had an improvement in QS’s faculty/student ratio measure, while twenty-three saw losses.

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