1. As per the National Institutional Ranking Framework Rankings (NIRF) India Rankings 2020 of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is ranked the best educational institute in the country. 2. Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru took the second spot while IIT Delhi was in the third position in this year's NIRF India Rankings. 3. This year, a total of 5,805 applications have come in for participation in the process of the rankings. 4. Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank released the latest rankings over a live broadcast on social media. 5. The top-ranked NIRF institutions may also get additional benefits like starting online courses without the need for any prior permission.