NIRF rankings list the top educational institutions in the country on an overall basis and also by specific disciplines like engineering, medicine, law and management. Though no selection parameter has given to biological Sciences studies but we have tried here to compile information suitable for biological Sciences people. To see rankings according to their status as Engineering institutions, Management institutes, Universities, Colleges etc., you may follow the Hindu link given at end of this article.

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) released a list of Top Institutions in the country. NIRF was approved by the MHRD and launched by Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015.
NIRF framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations broad understanding arrived at by a Core Committee set up by MHRD, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions. The parameters broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcomes,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception”.

These rankings list the top educational institutions in the country on an overall basis and also by specific disciplines like engineering, medicine, law and management. Though no selection parameter has given to biological Sciences studies but we have tried here to compile information suitable for biological Sciences people. To see rankings according to their status as Engineering institutions, Management institutes, Universities, Colleges etc., you may follow the Hindu link given at end of this article.

From this list, you will notice that IISc is still at no.1 continuously from 3 years; the first university appears in ranking is Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) then Banaras Hindu University then Anna University and then University of Hyderabad but most of the top positions are occupied by IITs, Indian Institute of Technology Madras being top among all IITs. The first private or deemed University appears in list is Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham then Manipal Academy of Higher Education then Vellore Institute of Technology then Birla Institute of Technology & Science and then Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research among many other private universities.

In the month of March we published an article about Institutes who got Autonomy from UGC where Institutes having Biosciences curriculum were shown in bold (See the UGC Autonomous Institutes list here). Comparing this list with current NIRF ranking you will find the common institutes as follows:

CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES – Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi; University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad; Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; Aligarh Muslim University , Aligarh. STATE UNIVERSITIES -Jadavpur University, Jadavpur, Kolkata; SavitribaiPhule Pune University, Pune; Andhra University, Visakhapatnam; Utkal University, Bhubaneswar; Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati; Osmania University, Hyderabad; Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; University of Jammu, Jammu; Anna University, Chennai; University of Madras, Chennai. INSTITUTIONS DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITIES- TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi.Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu. Manipal Academy of Higher Education, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belgaum,Karnataka, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research, Mysore, Karnataka, Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, Bhubaneswar, Odisha; Narsee Monjee Institute of Studies, Mumbai, Maharashtra; Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu; Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra; Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA)Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu; Symbiosis International, Pune, Maharashtra; Institute of Chemical Technology,Mumbai, Maharashtra.

The biosciences related Universities Colleges which appeared in UGC list but not topped in 100 of NIRF list are:
Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. Yashvantrao Chavan Institute of Science, Satara, ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education and Research, Hyderabad, Telangana, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar, Punjabi University, Patiala, University of Mysore, Mysuru, Kakatiya University, Warangal, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Algappa University, Karaikudi, Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM), Visakhapatnam, AP. Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, Maharashtra.

Since the article is in Biotech Express magazine, the institutes are shown in bold here which are into academics and research of Biosciences and/or Life Sciences. Here are the top 100 institutions in India based on NIRF 2018 ranking:

1 Indian Institute of Science Karnataka
2 Indian Institute of Technology Madras Tamil Nadu
3 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Maharashtra
4 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Delhi
5 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur West Bengal
6 Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi
7 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
8 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Uttarakhand
9 Banaras Hindu University Uttar Pradesh
10 Anna University Tamil Nadu
11 University of Hyderabad Telangana
12 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Assam
13 Jadavpur University West Bengal
14 University of Delhi Delhi
15 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Tamil Nadu
16 Savitribai Phule Pune University Maharashtra
17 Aligarh Muslim University Uttar Pradesh
18 Manipal Academy of Higher Education Karnataka
19 Jamia Millia Islamia Delhi
20 Bharathiar University Tamil Nadu
21 Calcutta University West Bengal
22 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad Telangana
23 King George`s Medical University Uttar Pradesh
24 Vellore Institute of Technology Tamil Nadu
25 IISER Kolkata West Bengal
26 Birla Institute of Technology & Science Rajasthan
27 Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad Jharkhand
28 Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
29 University of Madras Tamil Nadu
30 Institute of Chemical Technology Maharashtra
31 NIT Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
32 IISER Pune Maharashtra
33 Panjab University Chandigarh
34 Indian Institute of Management Calcutta West Bengal
35 Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research Tamil Nadu
36 Andhra University Andhra Pradesh
37 Jamia Hamdard Delhi
38 Siksha `O` Anusandhan Odisha
39 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar Gujarat
40 Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Tamil Nadu
41 Homi Bhabha National Institute Maharashtra
42 NIT Rourkela Odisha
43 Alagappa University Tamil Nadu
44 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur West Bengal
45 Osmania University Telangana
46 Tezpur University Assam
47 Kerala University Kerala
48 Visva Bharati West Bengal
49 Tata Institute of Social Sciences Maharashtra
50 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology Punjab
51 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar Odisha
52 Mahatma Gandhi University Kerala
52 G. B. Pant Universtiy of Agriculture and Technology Uttarakhand
54 Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy Tamil Nadu
55 IISER Mohali Punjab
56 IISER Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
57 NIT Surathkal Karnataka
58 IISER Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
59 JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research Karnataka
60 Punjab Agricultural University Punjab
61 Gauhati University Assam
62 Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute Tamil Nadu
63 SRM Institute of Science and Technology Tamil Nadu
64 PSG College of Technology Tamil Nadu
65 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Odisha
66 Birla Institute of Technology Jharkhand
67 Symbiosis International Maharashtra
68 Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Tamil Nadu
69 Indian Institute of Technology Patna Bihar
70 Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Tamil Nadu
71 University of Kashmir Jammu and Kashmir
72 Shiv Nadar University Uttar Pradesh
73 Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Tamil Nadu
74 Sri Venkateswara University Andhra Pradesh
75 PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Tamil Nadu
76 Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University Haryana
77 University of Jammu Jammu and Kashmir
78 NIT Warangal Telangana
79 Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Maharashtra
80 Amity University Uttar Pradesh
81 Madurai Kamraj University Tamil Nadu
82 SVKM`s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Maharashtra
83 Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University Andhra Pradesh
84 KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research Karnataka
85 University of Agricultural Sciences Karnataka
86 Pondicherry University Pondicherry
86 Guru Nanak Dev University Punjab
88 North Eastern Hill University Meghalaya
89 Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences Andhra Pradesh
90 Dayalbagh Educational Institute Uttar Pradesh
91 Banasthali Vidyapith Rajasthan
92 Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University Tamil Nadu
93 Bharati Vidyapeeth Maharashtra
94 Bharathidasan University Tamil Nadu
95 Thiagarajar College of Engineering Tamil Nadu
96 College of Engineering Maharashtra
97 Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute Pondicherry
98 Goa University Goa
99 Cochin University of Science and Technology Kerala
100 Delhi Technological University Delhi

Yes, they all are in bold because every Institute has some or many courses of Biological and/or Life Sciences in their curriculum.