NIRF India Rankings 2018: IISc Bangalore tops again

The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore has topped the overall list of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2018 thatwas released last evening.

It is interesting to note that the Chennai-based Anna University improved its position this time is ranked number 4, up from number 6 last year.

The University of Hyderabad (UoH) also stepped up two spots to settle at number five.

Meanwhile, the University of Delhi (UoD) moved to number 7, while Kolkata’s Jadavpur University slipped to number 6 from 5.

India Rankings 2018

List of top 10 Universities in India 2018 

Ranks 2018 Names of the Institution Ranks 2017
1 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 1
2 Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 2
3 Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 3
4 Anna University, Chennai 6
5 University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 7
6 Jadavpur University, Kolkata 5
7 University of Delhi, New Delhi 8
8 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore 9
9 Savitribai Phule Pune University 10
10 Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 11


The NIRF has compiled the India Rankings 2018 after considering 3,954 institutes across nine parameters and they are overall, universities, medical, architecture, pharmacy, law, management and engineering.

NIRF considered the outcomes in the areas of teaching learning and resources, research and professional practice, graduation outcome, outreach and inclusivity and perception.

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