India Rankings 2016 - NIRF: Top 10 Universities

Smriti Irani, the Union Human Resource Development Minister released the 'India Rankings 2016'. In a first of its kind, National Institutional Ranking framework (NIRF), is a indigenous ranking framework for higher educational institutions in India.


The list of top universities in India have been prepared by the NIRF based on the following parameters.

  • Teaching, Learning & Resources
  • Research, Professional Practice & Collaborative Performance
  • Graduation Outcomes
  • Outreach
  • Perception

Also read: India Rankings 2016 - NIRF: Top 10 Engineering Institutions

    Below is the list of top 10 universities in India. Besides all the controversies JNU and Univeristy of Hyderabad have made it to the best 10 list. For complete list click here.

    Top 10 Univeristies In India 2016
    Ranking Name of the Institution
    Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
    9 Birla Institute Of Technology & Science -Pilani Pilani, Rajasthan
    8 Indian Institute Of Space Science And Technology Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    7 Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
    6 University Of Delhi Delhi
    5 Tezpur University Tezpur, Assam
    4 University Of Hyderabad Hyderabad, Telangana
    3 Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, Delhi
    2 Institute Of Chemical Technology Mumbai, Maharashtra
    1 Indian Institute Of Science Bangalore Bengaluru, Karnataka
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