The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has once again been ranked among India’s best educational institutions for the year 2021 according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), a government of India-backed survey. The rankings 2021 were developed from more than 5000 institutions that had applied. According to the rankings released by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India the UoH is ranked 9th among all Universities in the country. More than 200 Universities were surveyed for the rankings. In the overall institutions category, UoH is ranked at 17.

Union Minister of Education Hon’ble Dr.  Dharmendra Pradhan on 9th September 2021 released the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking 2021. Every year, the MoE ranks the universities and institutions of India based on specific parameters.

Responding to these rankings, Prof. B. J. Rao, Vice-Chancellor said, “We are happy to have been ranked among the top 10 Universities in the country for the year 2021. However, we need a gap analysis to understand our downward slide, even if this was in an academic year affected by the pandemic. UoH will ensure that it is recognized as a top institution not only in India but also internationally, and for this we will have to create higher benchmarks for promotions, recruitment and incentives so that the quality of research and teaching improve rapidly”.

The NIRF methodology draws from the overall recommendations and a broad understanding arrived at by a Core Committee set up by the MoE. The parameters broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcomes,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception”. Placements and research publications are key parameters within the above.