News: Union minister for Human Resource and Development(HRD) has released the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020.
- National Institutional Ranking Framework(NIRF) was started by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development(HRD) in 2015.
- Parameters: a) Teaching b) Learning and Resources c) Research and Professional Practices d) Graduation Outcomes e) Outreach and Inclusivity and f) Perception.
- Top Institutes in overall category: 1) IIT-Madras 2) IISc Bangalore and 3) IIT-Delhi
- Top Universities in India: 1) Indian Institute of Science 2) Jawaharlal Nehru University and 3) Banaras Hindu University.
- Top engineering institutes in India: 1) IIT-Madras 2) IIT-Delhi and 3) IIT-Bombay.
- Top College: Miranda House, Delhi.
- Top Dental College: Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi. The Dental category was included for the first time in NIRF Rankings.