NIRF Ranking 2019 Released-IIM Bangalore Topped in Management Category

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a method implemented by the MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) in order to rank the institutions of higher education in India. It was accepted by the MHRD and initiated on September 29, 2015, by the Minister of Human Resource Development. There are separate rankings provided for the various types of institutions on the basis of their areas of operations such as colleges & universities, management institutions, engineering institutions, architecture institutions, and pharmacy institutions.

Following is the list of top 20 colleges ranked by the NIRF for the year 2019 using the above-mentioned parameters:

  1. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
  2. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
  3. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
  4. Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
  5. Indian Institute of Management Indore
  6. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  7. Xavier Labour Relations Institute
  8. Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
  9. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  10. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  11. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  12. Management Development Institute
  13. Indian Institute of Management Udaipur
  14. Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli
  15. Great Lakes Institute of Management
  16. Indian Institute of Management Raipur
  17. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management
  18. SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
  19. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  20. Indian Institute of Management Rohtak

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The framework employs a number of parameters for the purpose of ranking. The parameters are quite clear-cut and are easy to identify with. The parameters include:

Teaching, learning & resources:

  • Number of students together with the Doctoral students
  • Student-faculty proportion with an accent on permanent staff
  • The joint metric for Faculty with Ph.D. or equivalent and Experience (FQE)
  • (CBTU) Total Budget & its Utilization

Research and Professional practice:

  • The joint metric for Publications (PU)
  • Join metric for Quality of Publications (QP)
  • IPR & Patents: Published, Filed, Licensed and Granted (IPR)
  • (FPPP) Footprints of Projects & Professional Practice and Executive Development Programs

Graduation outcomes:

  • (GPHE) The joint percentage for placement, Higher Studies, and Entrepreneurship
  • GUE: Metric for University Examinations
  • GPHD: Metric for the number of Ph.D. candidates Graduated

Outreach and inclusivity:

  • Percentage of students from other countries/ states (Region/ Diversity)
  • Percentage of Women WF + WS + WA
  • (ESCS) Economically and Socially Challenged Students
  • (PCS) Amenities for Physically Challenged Students


  • (PREMP) Peer Perception: Employers and Research Investors
  • (PRACD) Peer Perception: Academics
  • (PRPUB) Public Perception
  • (PRCMP) Competitiveness

Now let’s have a comparative study of the top 5 Institutes of 2019 ranked by NIRF for the years 2019, 2018 and 2017:

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore:

  • The Institute is ranked at the top of the table for the year 2019 whereas in 2018 the institute was spotted in the 2nd place and for the year 2017, it was seen again in the 2nd spot.
  • Stay connected with fellow students on PaGaLGuY for latest update – Official Thread

Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad:

  • For the year 2019, the institute is sited at the 2nd spot while during 2018 it was seen in the No. 1 spot and in 2017 it was seen at the 1st spot.
  • Stay connected with fellow students on PaGaLGuY for latest update – IIM Ahmedabad Admissions 2019-20

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta:

  • The institute is ranked No. 3 for the year 2019 whereas during 2018 it was again in the same spot and during 2017 it was placed in the 3rd spot again.
  • Stay connected with fellow students on PaGaLGuY for latest update – IIM Calcutta Official Thread

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow:

  • The Institute which is at the 4th spot for the year 2019 was placed at the same spot during 2018 and 2017.
  • Stay connected with fellow students on PaGaLGuY for latest update – IIM Lucknow MBA Admission

Indian Institute of Management Indore:

  • For the year 2019, the institute is placed in the 5th spot whereas, during 2018, it was placed deep down at the 11th spot and at the 10th place during 2017.
  • Stay connected with fellow students on PaGaLGuY for latest update – [Official] IIM Indore PGP 2019-21