The National Institutional Ranking Framework of Ministry of Education, Government of India is a mechanism which ranks the institutions based on their academics, research and student outcome achievements. As per the e-Release, the highly prestigious National Institutional Rankings Framework 2021 Rankings were released by Hon’ble Minister of Education Shri Dharmendra Pradhan on 09th September 2021 and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) has been ranked 79th among the 1,143 institutions participating in the engineering category in India which includes almost all IITs, IIITs, NITs, GFTIs, Universities and private institutions offering the engineering program in the country.
SMVDU has also added another feather in its cap by obtaining the 24th rank in India among the institutions offering the architecture program in the country. The university has also been ranked among the Top 100 Management Institutions in the country among the 659 participating management institutions which is the same ranking that SMVDU had obtained in NIRF 2019 & NIRF 2020. SMVDU has also been ranked the Top 150 universities in the country, a ranking it has maintained since 2019.
It is notable that SMVDU has been consistently improving its ranking in the Engineering category with rank 94 in NIRF 2018, rank 85 in 2019 and Rank 78 in NIRF 2020 even as the number of participating institutions has increased tremendously. Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, Prof. R.K. Sinha congratulated all the students, faculty and staff members of the university and said “The NIRF rankings are a great source of guidance for the parents and students seeking admission to the various programs every year as they can see the performance of the various universities and make sound judgement regarding their career aspirations. The NIRF ranking, being conducted by Ministry of Education, government of India are credible and can’t be manipulated”. SMVDU had also obtained the 80th rank globally and 3rd Rank within the country in the International Times Higher Education Impact ranking 2021 under Sustainable Development Goals: Affordable and Clean Energy category (SDG-7) while the University had been ranked in the band (6th-25th) in the Govt. & Govt. aided universities in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements 2020 thus highlighting the innovation and research focus of the university.