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Miranda House rated best college in Education Ministry’s annual rankings: NIRF Ranking

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The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking List for 2021 is out now, Delhi University’s Miranda House has been ranked first in the college category, LSR college for women is on the second, Chennai’s Loyola college on the third spot.


However, IIT Madras remains the best institute in the country and IISc Bangalore has topped the university category.

Where to find the list?

The list was published through a webcast on the official website of the ranking platform, complete list for NIRF ranking is available at

List released by Union Education Minister

On 9 September, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan released the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021. Yet, IIT-Madras has managed to maintain its number one position in the overall educational institutes and engineering categories. Moreover, the institute has bagged 2nd position in the newly introduced ‘research’ category.

The previous year, the NIRF rankings were released in online format because of the pandemic situation. 

What is NIRF?

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved on 29th September 2015 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and launched by the Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development. However, this framework outlines a procedure to rank institutions across the country.

Parameters for ranking institutes in NIRF

NIRF college The North-Eastern Chronicle

The universities and education institutes across all over India are ranked across various parameters including teaching-learning and resources, professional practices and research, graduation outcome outreach and inclusivity, and perception

While institutes have to register and thereafter submit the data to NIRF ranking and make the same data public as well as through its website. Thus, it also conducts physical audits and checks to confirm that the data provided is valid as per rules, if the institute is providing incorrect data it can also be debarred from ranking and face consequences too.

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