PGI Chandigarh second-best medical college after Delhi’s AIIMS, says Ministry of Education's annual ranking

Dharmendra Pradhan says Indian ranking framework to contribute to global learning landscape, calls for regional ranking frameworks

Vibha Sharma

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 9

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras retained its top spot among institutes while the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, ranked the best among research institutions in the country, according to the sixth edition of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) announced by Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today.

The PGIMER, Chandigarh, ranked second in the category of Medical Education and Panjab University, Chandigarh, which bagged the second place in the Pharmacy category, ranked 38th in the ‘Overall’ list of 100 institutions in the country.

According to NIRF ranking, AIIMS, Delhi, got the top spot in Medical category.

In the University category, Panjab University got the 23rd rank among the 100 on the list.

In the university category, Patiala-based Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology ranked 26, University of Kashmir (48), Chandigarh University (52), Guru Nanak Dev University (53), Lovely Professional University (62), University of Jammu (66), Maharshi Dayanand University (78), Central University of Punjab (84), Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology (88), Solan based-Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences (89), Ashoka University (95), Dehradun-based Graphic Era University (98) and University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (100).

Among the B-Schools, IIM-Ahmedabad topped the list while Jamia Hamdard emerged the top institution for pharmacy studies.

In the colleges category, Miranda House in Delhi bagged the first rank, followed by Lady Sri Ram College for Women, Delhi, and Loyola College, Chennai. Otherwise too, colleges in Delhi dominated ranking with as many as five making to the top 10.

Pradhan said a robust and a role model ranking framework will serve as India’s contribution to the global learning landscape “We must ensure that our ranking framework emerges as a benchmark not only in the country, but also globally, especially for the developing economies”, he said while urging for regional ranking frameworks.

“NEP provides us with an opportunity to internationalise our education system. We must work collectively to bring more and more institutions under our rankings framework and also establish India as a preferred global study destination,” Pradhan said.

As many as 4,030 unique institutions offered themselves for ranking under “overall”, category-specific and / or domain-specific rankings for India Rankings 2021, according to the ministry.

In all, 6272 applications for ranking were made by these 4030 unique applicant institutions under various categories / domains including 1657 in Overall Category, 1143 in Engineering, 659 in Management, 351 in Pharmacy, 120 in Law, 111 in Medical, 78 in Architecture and 1802 in General Degree Colleges.


*IIT Madras retained 1st position in Overall Category as well as in Engineering for the third consecutive year.

*IIS Bengaluru topped the University as well as Research Institution category introduced for the first time

*IIM Ahmedabad topped in Management subject

*AIIMS got the top slot in Medical for the fourth consecutive year.

*Jamia Hamdard topped Pharmacy for the third consecutive year.

*Miranda College retained 1st position amongst colleges for the fifth consecutive year.

*IIT Roorkee bagged the top slot for the first time in Architecture subject displacing IIT Kharagpur.

*National Law School of India University, Bangalore retained first position for in Law for the fourth consecutive years.

*Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, secure 1st position in Dental category.

Rankings of institutions from North

Overall ranking (list of 100)

1. IIT Madras, Tamil Nadu

2. Indian Institute of Science, Karnataka

3. IIT Bombay, Maharashtra

7. IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand

31. IIT Ropar, Punjab

38. Panjab University, Chandigarh

40 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali

45. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Punjab

77. Chandigarh University, Punjab

78 Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Punjab

81. Lovely Professional University

82 Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, Himachal

85 Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjab

Architecture (list of 25)

1. IIT Roorkee, Uttrakhand

12. Lovely Professional University Punjab

16. Chandigarh University Punjab

21. Chitkara University Punjab

23. National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Himachal

24 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, J&K

Medical (list of 50)

1. AIIMS, Delhi

2. PGIMER, Chandigarh

26. Dayanand Medical College, Punjab

29 GMCH, Chandigarh

35. Maharishi Markandeshwar, Haryana

Law (list of 30)

1. Indian Law School of India University, Karnataka

16 Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Law, Patiala, Punjab

21. Army Institute of Law, Punjab

24 Lovely Professional University, Punjab

25 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Uttarakhand

27 Panjab University, Chandigarh

Management (list of 75)

1 IIM Ahmedabad, Gujarat

11 MDI, Haryana

14 IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand

28 IIM Rohtak, Haryana

33. IIT Kashipur, Uttarkhand

37. Lovely Professional University, Punjab

42. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Punjab

45. Chandigarh University, Punjab

46 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Uttarakhand

54. Chitkara University, Punjab

67 IIM Amritsar

Pharmacy (list of 75)

1. Jamia Hamdard, Delhi

2. Panjab University, Chandigarh

4. Indian Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali

18. Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab

23. Lovely Professional University, Punjab

27 Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology

29. ISF College of Pharmacy, Punjab

31 Maharishi Dayanand University, Haryana

34 Maharishi Markandeshwar, Haryana

35. Chitkara University, Punjab

36 Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Himachal

51. Chandigarh University, Punjab

57. Amar Shaheed Baba Jujhar Singh Memorial College of Pharmacy, Punjab

58. Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand

63. Chandigarh College of Pharmacy Landaran, Punjab

Research (list of 50)

1. Indian Institute of Science Karnataka

7. IIT Roorkee Uttarakhand

28. Panjab University, Chandigarh

38 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Punjab

44. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali

49 IIT Ropar, Punjab

Colleges (list of 100)

1. Miranda House

38 I.C. College of Home Science, Hisar

78 Government Home Science College, Chandigarh

Engineering (list of top 100 of 200)

1. Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Tamil Nadu

6. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarkahnd

19. Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Punjab

23 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology Patiala, Punjab

41. Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Himachal

49 Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar

61 Chandigarh University

66 Lovely Professional University, Punjab

69 National Institute of Technology Srinagar, J&K

70 unjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), Chandigar

79 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, J&K

89 Panjab University

97 The Northcap University, Gurugram Haryana

99 National Institute of Technology Hamirpur

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