NIRF-India Rankings, 2023

Recently, Minister of State for Education and External Affairs, has released the India Rankings 2023, which implements the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). NIRF was drafted for this purpose by the Ministry of Education in 2015.

About India Rankings 2023

  • Released on June 5, 2023
  • Released – 8 edition of India Rankings 2023

Key Findings

  • A total of 5,543 unique institutions participated in India Rankings 2023.
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras retains its 1st position in Overall Category for fifth consecutive year, ie. 2019 to 2023 and in Engineering for eighth consecutive year,, i.e. from 2016 to 2023.
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru tops the Universities Category for eighth consecutive years, i.e. from 2016 to 2023,
  • IIM Ahmedabad tops in Management subject retaining its first position for fourth consecutive year, ie. from 2020 to 2023,
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi occupies the top slot in Medical for the sixth consecutive year, i.e. from 2018 to 2023.
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad tops the ranking in Pharmacy for first time pushing Jamia Hamdard to the second slot.
  • Miranda House retains the 1st position amongst Colleges for the seventh consecutive year, i.e. from 2017 to 2023.
  • IIT Roorkee stands at 1st position in Architecture subject for third consecutive year, i.e. from 2021 to 2023.
  • National Law School of India University, Bengaluru retains its first position in Law for the sixth consecutive year, i.e. from 2018 to 2023
  • Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi takes the top slot in Agriculture and Allied Sectors.
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, tops in Innovation category.
Top 3 Institutes in overall category
Rank Names
1 Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
2 Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Karnataka
3 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi


Top 3 Institutions in University Category
Rank Name
Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru, Karnataka
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
3 Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi