NIRF Ranking released : 5 DU colleges remain in the top 10.

The NIRF Rankings for 2021 have been published.

Dharmendra Pradhan, the Union Minister of Education, has announced the NIRF Rankings 2021 for all categories. Unlike the previous year, the lists were issued for 11 categories this year rather than 10. Teaching, learning, and resources (TLR), research and professional practices (RPC), graduation outcomes (GO), outreach and inclusiveness (OI), and perception all factor towards the NIRF rating.

Miranda House has topped the list for the sixth year in a row. The second and third places, respectively, went to Delhi’s Lady Shri Ram College for Women and Chennai’s Loyola College. Hindu College came in eighth place. Although the places at Miranda House and Lady Shri Ram College have remained unchanged from the previous year. Loyola College of Chennai, on the other hand, has moved up to third place from sixth place the previous year.

“It’s very motivating to be recognized. We have consistently worked on these parameters and tried to improve. It’s not just about ranking but also about improving teaching-learning. We have tried to keep the legacy of democratic decision-making going in the college, and our win is due to the spirit of cooperation, not competition. This is a win for DU,”  – Miranda House principal Bijayalaxmi Nanda.

Check the full NIRF Ranking here.

LSR College for Women’s performance has significantly improved over prior years. In 2017, the college was ranked seventh, but by 2018, it had dropped to eighth place. LSR rose from fourth place in 2019 to second place this year, with a score of 69.44 out of 100.

However, Hindu College’s rank dropped this time. In 2018, the college was ranked fourth, but by 2019 it had risen to second place. The Hindu College’s principal, Anju Srivastava, claimed she had no idea why the college’s rating had dropped. Hindu’s score has decreased from 70.44 last year to 66.51 this year.

St Stephen’s College is ranked 8th. The institution was named the second finest college after Miranda House in 2018, but it fell to fourth place in 2019 and has remained there. The college’s scores, on the other hand, had improved. In 2019, St Stephen’s College received a score of 67.55 out of 100, while in 2020 it had a score of 69.67. This year, however, the score is 66.51.


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