NIRF 2022: IIT Madras best overall institute, IISc-Bengaluru best university

Five universities from South India have found a place in the top 10 of the NIRF 2022, while 12 from Karnataka are in the top 100.


Published Jul 15, 2022 | 7:33 PM Updated Jul 27, 2022 | 10:32 AM

IIT Madras tops NIRF 2022 rankings

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras bagged the overall best institution for higher education in India, according to the Union Ministry of Education’s ranking of higher-education institutions: NIRF 2022

It was followed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru, which also bagged the top position among universities on the list.

The rankings were released by Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday, 15 July.

After releasing the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2022 list, Pradhan tweeted, “All our higher educational institutions have to play a key role in making India a leading global innovation and digital economy and making inclusive and quality education affordable and accessible for the bottom of the pyramid population. (sic)”

According to the seventh edition of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), five universities from South India found a place among the top 10.

After IISc, the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Coimbatore was ranked fifth in the NIRF 2022 ranking for universities.

The Manipal Academy of Higher Education in Manipal was ranked seventh, while the Vellore Institute of Technology in Vellore and the University of Hyderabad were ranked ninth and 10th, respectively.

Karnataka alone had 12 universities in the top 100. These are:

  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education in Manipal
  • Mysore University in Mysuru
  • JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research in Mysuru
  • Bangalore University in Bengaluru
  • Christ University in Bengaluru
  • Visvesvaraya Technological University in Belagavi
  • NITTE in Mangaluru
  • Jain University in Bengaluru
  • Kuvempu University in Shivamogga
  • KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research in Belagavi
  • Yenepoya University and Mangaluru.

The Indian universities and colleges have been ranked based on teaching, research and professional practice (RP), technical learning resources (TLR), outreach and inclusivity (OI), graduation outcomes (GO), and peer perception.

Apart from these six main parameters, there are around 16-18 sub-parameters that have been used to rank the institutions in different categories.

The complete ranking list can be found on the NIRF website,