Last year, due to the pandemic, the NIRF ranking was released in online format. IIT Madras selected as top institute (Overall Category) while Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore was the top university followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
Education institutions and universities across India are ranked on several parameters including teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduate outcome outreach and inclusivity, and perception.
Whereas the institutes have to register and submit the data in NIRF ranking as well as make the same data public through their website. NIRF also conducts physical audits and checks to ensure that the data provided is authentic. As per the rules, if the institute is providing wrong data, it can be debarred from the ranking and also have to face the consequences.