University of Delhi or DU is one of the most prestigious educational institutes in India. Hyped for its heritage and legacy, it is popularly known for recruiting the best talent from across the country and extraordinarily improves the college's scholastic glory. DU has grown into one of the largest universities comprising a total of 77 colleges and 5 other recognized institutes across the city.

The University has retained its eminent spot in the country. Taking note of its comparative rankings, it placed at 13th position in NIRF 2019 rankings, falling from its 7th rank in 2018. However, the Delhi University has improved its ranking in QS World University Rankings 2020 by 13 places and has been positioned at 474 globally. Likewise, it has shown remarkable grades in Outlook India ICARE, ET B-School Ranking and THE World, Asia and Emerging Economics University ranking charts.

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Delhi University Ranking Highlights

Ranking Year Ranked At
NIRF 2019 13 (University Category) out of 100
QS Global World Rankings University Rankings 2020 474 in World out of 1002
Outlook India ICARE University Rankings 2019 8 out of 100
Economic Times B-School Rankings 2019 34 out of 50
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 601-800 in World out of 1397
THE Asia University Ranking 2020 156
THE Emerging Economics University Ranking 2019 130

AnchorDelhi University NIRF Ranking 2019

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a system endorsed by the Ministry of HRD in September 2015 for ranking universities and institutions across India.

At present, the University of Delhi (DU) is ranked at 13th position by NIRF 2019 withdrawing from its last position of 7th in NIRF 2019.

The score achieved by University of Delhi according to varied parameters of NIRF 2019 is as follows:

Delhi University NIRF Parameter Score

University of Delhi NIRF rankings in last 4 years:

Year Rank Total Score out of 100
2019 13 58.69
2018 7 58.69
2017 8 55.37
2016 6 83.19

Rankings of DU’s close competitor Universities in NIRF Category 2019 are as follows:

NIRF Rank Name NIRF Score
9 Manipal Academy of Higher Education 58.50
10 Savitribai Phule Pune University 58.40
11 Aligarh Muslim University 58.36
12 Jamia Millia Islamia 58.07
13 University of Delhi 57.59

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Delhi University QS Global Ranking 2020

The QS World University Rankings system launched in 2014, has now grown to become one of the world’s leading university ranking portfolios. The world’s top 1002 universities participated in QS Global university ranking. The University of Delhi has secured 474th position in QS Global University rankings 2020, rising 13 places this year from 487th position in 2019 and maintaining its reputation globally.

The University of Delhi acquired following scores for the Global University Ranking:

Delhi University QS Ranking Parameter Score

The University of Delhi QS rankings in last 5 years:

YearAnchor Global Rank India Rank BRICS Ranking
2020 474 7 NA
2019 487 8 42
2018 481-490 NA 41
2017 501-550 NA 41
2016 481-490 NA 46

Delhi University OUTLOOK-ICARE India Rankings 2020

Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2019 has ranked the University of Delhi at 8th position among the top 100 universities and 1st position among the top 25 Central Universities.

The University of Delhi and its close competitor’s scores based on various Outlook-ICARE parameters:

Rank University Faculty-Student Ratio (FSR) Faculty With PHD (FWP) Papers Per Faculty (PPF) Citations Per Paper (CPP) Inclusiveness & Diversity (ID) Total
6 IIT Kanpur 100 100 93.2 92.9 93.8 95.21
7 IIT Roorkee 100 100 91.8 92.7 92.5 94.59
8 University of Delhi 89.4 92.8 90.7 94.1 91.6 91.93
9 IIT Guwahati 100 100 91.2 83.6 82.5 90.70
10 Jadavpur University 98.1 91.3 90.5 86.6 78.4 89.38
11 Manipal Academy 100 88.6 87.2 78.3 81.4 86.08

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Delhi University Economic Times Ranking 2019

Economic Times B-School Ranking 2019 has assigned University of Delhi 34th position in overall rankings of Management School and 26th position in Functional Level Ranking of HR.

The Functional Heads (for IT/HR/Finance/Marketing/Production) of organizations, recorded in the ET 500 rundown were approached to rank the Business-schools arranged by their inclination for enrollment, taking elements like availability for corporate life, specialized information, demonstrable skill and so on., into thought. The aggregate of 253 reactions over the 5 useful territories with 31 IT Heads, 38 Finance Heads, 97 HR Heads, 34 Production Heads and 52 Manufacturing Heads was accomplished. The outcome is the underneath B-School Rankings.

Tabulated Below is Functional level ranking of three close competitor Universities according to their different functional areas:

Functions Delhi University Nirma University Amity University
Overall 34 32 14
Finance - 20 13
HR 26 - 24
IT - 19 -
Marketing - 36 6
Production - 23 9

Delhi University THE World Ranking 2019

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 has ranked the University of Delhi as #601-800 in World, #156 in THE Asia University Ranking and #130 in THE Emerging Economics University Ranking, 2019.

Tabulated below are the scores based on THE World University Rankings parameters:

Delhi University THE Parameter Scores


THE World University Rankings 2020 stands as the prodigious and diversified university rankings so far. It comprises approximately 1400 universities across 92 countries. It ranks the universities’ basis calibrated performance indicators such as teaching, research, knowledge transfer and global outlook.

Talking about its close Indian competitor institutes as per the global ranking portals like QS, Economic Times and Times Higher Education, DU has been placed below IIT Kanpur and IIT Roorkee but above IIT Guwahati.