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NIRF Rankings 2021: Miranda House Retains Rank 1, Followed by LSR

Miranda House, a college for women in Delhi University has created a landmark record of getting the best college tag for five years in a row in the NIRF rankings. On the other hand, Lady Shri Ram College has secured 2nd rank for the second consecutive year.

On Thursday, the Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan released the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021 in which 6,000 institutions participated. In the college rankings, Miranda House of Delhi University retained its legacy by again securing rank 1. It is followed by another college of Delhi University, ie., Lady Shri Ram College for Women at rank 2. Other colleges of DU including St. Stephen’s College, Hindu College, and Shri Ram College of Commerce secured 8th, 9th and 10th rank respectively.

The VC of Delhi University Prof. PC Joshi congratulated Miranda House, Lady Shri Ram College, St.Stephen’s College, Hindu College & Sri Ram College of Commerce for making it to  NIRF ranking under the top 10 colleges of India.

The DU-VC also congratulated the principal and the IQAC chair of the Miranda House College for retaining the first position among colleges in India in the latest NIRF ranking released by the Ministry of Education.

In the University category, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru topped the list followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in 2nd rank. Banaras Hindu University (BHU) secured 3rd rank while Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) secured 6th rank. Unfortunately, Delhi University didn’t make to the top 10 list this time and got 12th rank.

Meanwhile, in the overall rankings, IIT Madras bagged the first spot, followed by the IISc Bengaluru and IIT Bombay on the 2nd and 3rd spots respectively. IITs showed their dominance in the overall ranking by securing seven spots in the top 10 list. Well, Delhi University secured 19th rank in this category.

I congratulate all the premier institutions from across India who topped the rankings in their respective categories— overall, universities, engineering, management, college, pharmacy, medical, architecture, law, dental, and research institutions.

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said in his tweet.

I am happy that NIRF has successfully incorporated all the important aspects of teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practice, graduate outcome, outreach and inclusivity in institutions of higher education.

Pradhan said in another tweet

The colleges of Delhi University have performed well in the rankings but the DU as a whole has slipped down which is not a good signal at all. It will be interesting to see what measures DU will take at academic and administrative levels to jump up.

Also Read: NIRF Ranking 2019: Delhi’s Miranda House and Hindu college ranked as Top colleges

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