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NIRF University Ranking 2021: GU ranks 45th followed by TU at 46th and AU at 93rd position

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The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021 was released by the Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, on September 9. IIT-Madras and IISc scored high in most categories. Among the Universities in North East, Gauhati University(GU), Tezpur University(TU) and Assam University(AU) secured rankings in the Top 100.

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021: University ranking


Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan released the 6th edition of the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021 on their website. Indian Institute of Technology Madras tops the NIRF overall running for the sixth consecutive year. This year a new category has been introduced making the total number of categories 11. The new category is called ‘research institution’.

In the university ranking, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru scores the first position and has been ranked as the top university in the whole country. 

According to Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, this ranking has been released online so that students who are hoping to seek admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate colleges will have a clear picture of top educational institutions across the country. This ranking has been released in time as admission for colleges are in high time.

Northeastern Universities on the NIRF ranking 2021

GU NIRF The North-Eastern Chronicle

There are certain familiar names of universities from the North East in the ranking. Gauhati University came in 45 in the university ranking, making it the highest-ranked university in the Northeast. Following Gauhati University, Tezpur University is at 46, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) at 59 and Assam University at 93.

TU NIRF The North-Eastern Chronicle

Despite Assam University’s ranking at 93, this is a huge improvement despite the odds. Back in 2020, Assam University, Silchar wasn’t even in the top 100 rankings. This time they showed their progress and overall improvement in a year with a score of 39.21.

Despite the positive improvement, some universities like Mizoram University, Dibrugarh University and Rajiv Gandhi University in Arunachal Pradesh didn’t make it to the university ranking.

About National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)

The NIRF India Rankings 2021 of various educational institutions in various categories are based on 6 parameters, such as teaching, learning and resources (TLR), research and professional practice (RP), graduation outcomes (GO), outreach and inclusivity (OI), and peer perception.

The categories for the NIRF 2021 rankings are – Overall, Universities, Engineering, Colleges, Research institution (newly added), Management, Pharmacy, Medical, Architecture, and Dental and Law. The dental college NIRF ranking was introduced last year.

In 2020, on June 11, the NIRF rankings were released by former Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. Back then also, IIT Madras ranked first under the ‘Overall NIRF India ranking 2020’ followed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru and IIT Delhi. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) were also among the non-IITs in the top ten NIRF ranking list for 2020.

The National Institutional Ranking Framework was launched on September 29, 2015, by the Minister of Education. NIRF rankings are annually released to recognise top universities, colleges and various educational institutions across our country.

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