NIRF Rankings 2024: India’s Top Universities and Colleges Revealed on July 20 – Best Engineering Colleges Included

NIRF Rankings 2024, to be released on July 20, will highlight India’s top universities and engineering colleges. For detailed rankings, visit

NIRF Rankings 2024: India's Top Universities and Colleges Revealed on July 20 – Best Engineering Colleges Included

New Delhi, July 9, 2024 – The Ministry of Education is gearing up to unveil the much-anticipated rankings of India’s leading educational institutions in the upcoming National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2024. This ninth iteration of the NIRF Rankings 2024 is eagerly awaited by students, educators, and policymakers across the nation.

Notable Aspects of NIRF Rankings 2024:

  • Release Date: July 20, 2024

  • Categories: Overall, Universities, Colleges, Research Institutions, Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Medical, Dental, Law, Architecture and Planning, Agriculture and Allied Sectors, Innovation.

  • Evaluation Criteria:

  • Teaching, Learning, and Resources (30%)
  • Research and Professional Practices (30%)
  • Graduation Outcomes (20%)
  • Outreach and Inclusivity (10%)
  • Perception (10%).

NIRF Rankings 2024: Top Engineering Colleges 2024

Rank College Name Location Score
1 Indian Institute of Technology Madras Tamil Nadu 90.04
2 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Delhi 88.12
3 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Maharashtra 83.96
4 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Uttar Pradesh 82.56
5 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur West Bengal 78.89
6 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Uttarakhand 76.7
7 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Assam 72.98
8 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu 69.17
9 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Telangana 68.03
10 National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal Karnataka 66.04
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NIRF Rankings Methodology

  • Teaching, Learning, and Resources: 30%
    • Student Strength including Doctoral Students
    • Faculty-student ratio with emphasis on permanent faculty
    • Combined metric for Faculty with PhD and Experience
    • Financial Resources and their Utilisation
  • Research and Professional Practices: 30%
    • Publications
    • Quality of Publications
    • IPR and Patents
    • Footprint of Projects and Professional Practice
  • Graduation Outcomes: 20%
    • University Examinations
    • Number of Ph.D. Students Graduated
  • Outreach and Inclusivity: 10%
    • Students from Other States/Countries
    • Women Diversity
    • Economically and Socially Challenged Students
    • Facilities for Physically Challenged Students
  • Perception: 10%
    • Academic Peers and Employers

NIRF Rankings Background

The NIRF was introduced in 2015 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (now Ministry of Education) to rank institutions across India. This framework provides a comprehensive and transparent approach to evaluating the performance of educational institutions.

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Top Performers of 2023

  • IIT Madras consistently held the top position in the Overall category, scoring 86.69% in 2023.
  • IISc Bangalore and IIT Delhi were ranked second and third, respectively.
  • AIIMS Delhi topped the Medical category.
  • IIM Ahmedabad led the Management category.

Expert Opinions

Analysis and Reactions

Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe,

Chairman of AICTE, emphasized the importance of these rankings: “The NIRF Rankings highlight our strengths and areas for improvement, guiding institutions toward excellence.”

NIRF Rankings 2024 Impact on Education

The annual release of NIRF rankings will continue to influence educational choices and institutional policies. The evolving methodology ensures the rankings remain relevant and reflective of current educational standards.

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The NIRF Rankings 2024 will provide valuable insights into India’s top educational institutions, helping students, parents, and policymakers make informed decisions. For the complete rankings and more details, visit the official NIRF website at

These rankings play a crucial role in shaping the future of education in India, setting benchmarks for quality and excellence.

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