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Amrita University ranked 4th best university and 7th best medical college in India: NIRF India Rankings 2020

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Amrita University receives ranking as fourth top university in India.

Key Points

  • Amrita University achieved several high rankings in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020, including being ranked as the 4th best university in India, 7th best medical college, and 13th best dental college.
  • The rankings were announced by the Hon’ble Minister for Human Resources & Development Sri. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in June 2020.
  • Amrita University’s consistent recognition is attributed to its academic excellence, outstanding faculty, world-class infrastructure, and the vision of Chancellor Sri Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma).
19 June 2020
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Amrita University is now India’s

  • 4th Best University
  • 7th Best Medical College
  • 13th Best Dental College
  • 15th Best Pharmacy College
  • 20th Best Engineering Institute

Amrita University emerged as the 4th best university in India for the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking 2020. Amrita University was also ranked 7th among medical colleges in India. The list was released by Hon’ble Minster for Human Resources & Development Sri. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’  on June 11, 2020. Amrita University was once again ranked among the top best universities in India behind well-established and prestigious public institutions such as the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi; and Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. In 2019, Amrita University was ranked 8th best. VIT & Amrita University are the only two private engineering institutes to be ranked in the top 20 in the engineering category. 

Amrita School of Medicine was ranked 7th best medical college in the county after All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Christian Medical College, Vellore, National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Banglore, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow and Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and ahead of a prestigious institution like, JIPMER, Puducherry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, and others  “Amrita University and it’s medical college have once again found a place in the top 10 in the NIRF Ranking 2020 iswhich is ample testimony to the vision of the world-renowned humanitarian leader and Chancellor, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) in setting the dual goals of education for life and compassion-driven research. The recognition would not have been possible without the untiring, persistant and dedicated efforts by the students and staff. I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the Government of India in bestowing this honour. I am happy with the consistency in the recognition of the academic excellence, outstanding faculty, and world-class infrastructure that the university is known for,” said Dr P Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor, Amrita University. 

Amrita University, an Institution of Eminence, is a multi-disciplinary, research-intensive institution, educating a vibrant population of over  20,000 students educated  by  over 1,800 presitgious faculty members. In a short span of  15 years, we have established  over 180  collaborations with the top 500  world-ranked  universities. Amrita University is emerging as one of the fastest-growing institutions of higher learning in India. In THE World University Rankings 2020, Amrita University is ranked as a number one private institution in India. We are ranked in the top 300 in the world for Medicine and the top 500 in Engineering by THE. THE University Impact  Ranking is established as a pioneering initiative to recognize universities around the world for their social and economic impact. In this ranking, Amrita University has been ranked among the top 300 in the world. 

The faculty members of Amrita University have published more than  12,000  research articles  in peer-reviewed journals and conferences attracting  65,000  citations; filed more than  120 patents; written  over 300  academia books and all within the past 15 years. We have secured research grants of over  $100 million  from various governmental and private funding agencies including  World Bank, UNESCO, UNDP, and the Gates Foundation.

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