HRD Minister Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal released the NIRF Ranking 2020 on Thursday listing the top institutes and universities in India this year. The HRD minister went live from his Twitter handle with Minister of State Sanjay Dhotre and AICTE Chairman Anil Saharsrabudhe to announce the top universities of India.
The top three institutes remain the same as last year. IIT Madras has topped the overall NIRF Rankings and the second and third spots were taken by IISc Bengaluru and IIT Delhi.
The top institutes and universities of India are judged on the basis of certain predetermined factors for the NIRF Rankings. These include — Teaching, Learning & Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI), Peer Perception.
Each of these parameters includes sub-parametres as well. Though there were only four factors on the basis of which the NIRF rankings were conducted in 2015 the first year of the educational institute rankings, now many more factors have been drawn up by the core committee.
The NIRF rankings are usually announced in April but were delayed this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the fifth edition of the NIRF rankings. This is also the first year that dental colleges have been ranked.