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Top IITs in India 2023

Top IITs in India – The Ministry of Human Resource Development, MHRD, has now announced NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) Ranking for top Engineering colleges in the country. IIT Madras has won the first position. IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay are in second and third positions, respectively. These three institutes have been securing the same ranks for the last three years. This article covers a list of the top IITs in India.Β 

NIRF was launched in 2015 for the purpose of ranking higher learning institutes in India. In 2016, NIRF ranked universities and colleges in 4 categories. In 2019, the number of categories was increased to 8, and an overall ranking was also published. IIT Madras has been at the top in the overall category since 2016. Here is a list of IITs along with the latest NIRF ranking and score, which helps the candidates to select the best college after clearing their JEEΒ exam.

List of Top IITs in India

Below are the ranks of top IITs in India as per the NIRF 2023 Overall Rankings.

Name of the Institute NIRF Rank – 2023 NIRF Score – 2023
IIT Madras 1 86.69
IIT Delhi 3 82.16
IIT Bombay 4 81.28
IIT Kanpur 5 77.23
IIT Kharagpur 7 71.82
IIT Roorkee 8 71.66
IIT Guwahati 9 68.78
IIT Hyderabad 14 64.24
IIT Varanasi 31 57.08
IIT Dhanbad 42 53.86
IIT Indore 28 58
IIT Mandi 73 49.03
IIT Ropar 33 56.16
IIT Gandhinagar 24 58.89
IIT Jodhpur 66 49.79
IIT Patna 66 49.79
IIT Bhubaneswar 91 46.73

NIRF 2023 Ranks of IITs in Engineering Rankings

S.No Name of the Institute NIRF Rank – 2023 NIRF Score – 2023
1 IIT Madras 1 89.79
2 IIT Delhi 2 87.09
3 IIT Bombay 3 80.74
4 IIT Kanpur 4 80.65
5 IIT Roorkee 5 75.64
6 IIT Kharagpur 6 73.76
7 IIT Guwahati 7 70.32
8 IIT Hyderabad 8 70.28
9 IIT Indore 14 63.93
10 IIT Varanasi 15 63.74
11 IIT Dhanbad 17 62.37
12 IIT Gandhinagar 18 61.66
13 IIT Ropar 22 60.51
14 IIT Jodhpur 30 58.03
15 IIT Mandi 33 56.49
16 IIT Patna 41 55.03
17 IIT Bhubaneswar 47 52.42
18 IIT Tirupati 59 49.8
19 IIT Jammu 67 48.15
20 IIT Palakkad 69 47.86
21 IIT Bhilai 81 45.86
22 IIT Dharwad 93 42.36
23 IIT Goa Unranked

NIRF Rankings – 2022

Name of the Institute NIRF Rank – 2022 NIRF Score – 2022
IIT Madras 1 90.04
IIT Delhi 2 88.12
IIT Bombay 3 83.96
IIT Kanpur 4 82.56
IIT Kharagpur 5 78.89
IIT Roorkee 6 76.70
IIT Guwahati 7 72.98
IIT Hyderabad 9 68.03
IIT Varanasi 13 63.51
IIT Dhanbad 14 63.50
IIT Indore 16 61.68
IIT Mandi 20 60.43
IIT Ropar 22 59.16
IIT Gandhinagar 23 58.27
IIT Jodhpur 30 56.70
IIT Patna 33 56.19
IIT Bhubaneswar 36 55.11

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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

IIT Madras was established in Chennai, Tami Nadu, in 1959 by the Government of India. This institute has been ranked as the number one engineering college for the past three years. The institute has 550 faculty members who have excellent knowledge in various fields of engineering, management, technology and sciences. This institute has 16 academic departments, a few research centres and around 100 laboratories on campus.

The curriculum of IIT Madras is designed in such a way that students can balance both academics and research. Many students of IIT Madras have launched startups through their innovative ideas. This institute helps students in incubating startups. Financial support is also given to selected students.Β 

As far as the international ranks are concerned, IIT Madras has always featured in the list of top 500-1000 institutes across the world. This is the reason for the presence of international students on this campus. Around 8500 students are pursuing different courses at IIT Madras.

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

IIT Delhi was established at Hauz Khas, Delhi in 1961. Earlier it was named as College Of Engineering and Technology, but it was given the name IIT in 1963. The institute is surrounded by monuments such as the Lotus Temple and Qutab Minar. This institute ranks in the second position for being one of the premier institutes of higher education. It offers 100 courses across 6 streams mainly science, IT, engineering, arts, design and management.Β 

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

IIT Bombay was founded in 1958 at Powai, Mumbai. This is one of the oldest engineering institutes in India. It was established with foreign assistance. IIT Bombay offers comprehensive graduate programs providing doctoral degrees in Engineering, Mathematics, Science, and Technology. For the last five years, 75 percent of the top 100 rank holders of JEEΒ  prefer IIT Bombay for admission.Β 

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

IIT Kanpur was established in 1959 by the Government of India. This institute has tie-ups with top international institutes for research and academic initiatives. The premier institute is listed among the top 500-1000 institutes in QS world university rankings. IIT Kanpur has world-class laboratories and equipment support for research initiatives. The Jee advanced 2018 was conducted by IIT Kanpur.

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

IIT Kharagpur was established in 1951 at Kharagpur, West Bengal. This institute has its own curriculum, which aims at the overall development of the students. The library at this institute is one of the biggest libraries in India with more than 3.5 lakh books, research papers and documents. The institute organizes Spring fest and Kshitij fest. IIT Kharagpur has shown remarkable performance over the years, as far as the NIRF rankings are concerned.Β 

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

IIT Roorkee was established in 1847 at Roorkee, Uttarakhand. It was previously known as the University of Roorkee and Thomason college of civil engineering. This institute has 21 academic departments for undergraduate, postgraduate, dual degree, and doctorate programs. It is one of the foremost institutes of national importance in India. IIT Roorkee is aiming to produce quality research output. This institute has shown outstanding performance in national and international rankings.Β 

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

IIT Guwahati was established in 1994 at Guwahati, Assam. It is the sixth IIT established in India. This institute offers courses that are designed to inculcate theory and practical knowledge for the students. In order to encourage girl students, IIT Guwahati has created an additional number of seats. This institute helps students to focus on research and entrepreneurship. Apart from academic assistance, placement assistance is also given to the students.Β 

Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

IIT Hyderabad was established in 2008 at Sargareddy, Telangana. The institute has 14 academic departments for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. This institute is famous for its research, academic strength and its proximity to the IT hub. The institute is renowned for its most modern infrastructural facilities. IIT Hyderabad holds an excellent placement record.Β 

Indian Institute of Technology Indore

IIT Indore was established in 2009 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The institute possesses the School of Basic Sciences, School of Engineering, and School of Humanities and Social Science. The institution has been maintaining its top position among other IITs in terms of quality of research and academics. This institute is one of the eight new IITs established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.Β 

Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi

IIT Varanasi was established in 1919 at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Earlier it was known as Banaras Engineering college, and it became the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in 1968. The institute has 14 academic departments for various courses. It has emerged as one of the premier engineering institutes in India and has been consistently ranked among the top 10 Engineering colleges in the country.

Read More About The IITs Below

Get complete information, such as NIRF rank, cut-off, seat matrix, admission process, fee structure, etc., about all IITs in India here.

IIT Madras IIT Delhi IIT Bombay
IIT Kanpur IIT Kharagpur IIT Roorkee
IIT Guwahati IIT Hyderabad IIT Varanasi
IIT Dhanbad IIT Indore IIT Mandi
IIT Ropar IIT Gandhinagar IIT Jodhpur
IIT Patna IIT Bhubaneswar IIT Tirupati
IIT Bhilai IIT Goa IIT Jammu
IIT Dharwad IIT Palakkad

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Frequently Asked Questions on IITs in India


How many IITs are there in India?

There are 23 IITs in India and these IITs are governed by the Institute of Technology Act 1961. These are under the ownership of the Ministry of Education of the Government of India.

What are the top IITs in India?

The list of top IITs in India is given below:
IIT Madras
IIT Delhi
IIT Bombay
IIT Kanpur
IIT Roorkee
IIT Kharagpur
IIT Guwahati

Which is the oldest IIT in India?

IIT Kharagpur is the oldest IIT in India which was established in 1951. IIT Roorkee was founded in 1847, but established as IIT in 2001.

Which are 23 IITs in India?

Below are the names of 23 IITs in India:
IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur
IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati, IIT Hyderabad
IIT Indore, IIT Varanasi, IIT Dhanbad, IIT Gandhinagar
IIT Ropar, IIT Jodhpur, IIT Mandi, IIT Patna
IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Tirupati, IIT Jammu, IIT Palakkad
IIT Bhilai, IIT Dharwad, IIT Goa


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