Among universities, IISc Bangalore has ranked number one this year as well. In 2016, IISC was the number one University followed by  Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Hyderabad University.


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Overall rankings

IISc, Bengaluru

IIT, Madras

IIT, Bombay

IIT, Kharagpur

IIT, Delhi

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi

IIT, Kanpur

IIT, Guwahati

IIT Roorkee

IIT, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi


Top colleges:

Miranda House, Delhi

Loyola College, Chennai

Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi

Bishop Heber College, Tiruchipalli

Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Delhi

St Xavier's College, Kolkata

Lady Sri Ram College for Women, Delhi


Top universities:

IISc, Bengaluru

JNU, New Delhi

BHU, Varanasi

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Anna University, Chennai

University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

University of Delhi, Delhi

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune


Best Management Institutes

IIM, Ahmedabad

IIM, Bangalore

 IIM, Calcutta

IIM, Lucknow

IIM, Kozhikode

IIT, Delhi

IIT Kharagpur

IIT, Roorkee

XLRI (Xavier School of Management), Jamshedpur

IIM, Indore


The National Institutional Ranking Framework or NISF was approved by Minister of Human Resource Development  and launched two years ago.This framework has devised certain parameters through which it comes to a conclusion about the top universities in the country. This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations broad understanding arrived at by a Core Committee set up by MHRD, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions.


The parameters broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcomes,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception”.