JNU’s NIRF Rankings: Performance Overview from 2019 to 2024

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), established in 1969, stands as a pillar of academic excellence and intellectual freedom in India. Known for its robust focus on social sciences, humanities, and languages, JNU has significantly influenced the country’s academic landscape. The university’s faculty includes many eminent scholars and researchers who have made substantial contributions to their respective fields.

JNU is also renowned for its dynamic campus culture, which is marked by spirited debates, cultural events, and active student participation. However, the university has also been at the center of various controversies, particularly related to free speech, political affiliations, and campus unrest, which have at times overshadowed its academic accomplishments.

As JNU continues to evolve, it faces the challenge of maintaining academic excellence while addressing social and political pressures. The manner in which the university navigates these challenges will be crucial in determining its future trajectory and its impact on Indian higher education.

NIRF Ranking 2024: JNU’s Performance Over The Last 5 Years
Jawaharlal Nehru University has demonstrated a commendable trajectory in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) over the past five years. As the announcement of the NIRF Ranking 2024 approaches, it is pertinent to review JNU’s performance in previous years:

NIRF Ranking 2023:

Overall: Rank 9
University: Rank 2
Research Institutions: Rank 18

NIRF Ranking 2022:

Overall: Rank 10
University: Rank 2
Research Institutions: Rank 14

NIRF Ranking 2021:

Overall: Rank 9
University: Rank 2

NIRF Ranking 2020:

Overall: Rank 8
University: Rank 2

NIRF Ranking 2019:

Overall: Rank 7
University: Rank 2


The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), endorsed by the Ministry of Education and launched by the Honorable Minister for Education on September 29, 2015, provides these rankings. As JNU continues its journey, it remains a beacon of knowledge and a symbol of educational advancement in India.

Shruti Suman

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