Ranking the Indian institutions and universities is a mammoth and a challenging task which requires in-depth knowledge of the higher education system in India. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) started releasing the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking with an objective to promote competitive excellence in the higher educational institutions in the country. The NIRF Ranking will benefit students who are aspiring to pursue higher education in India. Explore what is NIRF Ranking and its parameters and categories.
NIRF Rankings 2020
HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has released the NIRF Ranking 2020 on June 11 at 12 PM.
e- Release of India Ranking 2020 (NIRF) https://t.co/MnFqsm7Oqw— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) June 11, 2020
He tweeted, "Announcing #NIRFRankings2020 tomorrow at 12 noon! Excited to know which all universities and institutions made it to the list of NIRF Ranking 2020?"
Announcing #NIRFRankings2020 tomorrow at 12 noon!— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) June 10, 2020
Excited to know which all universities and institutions made it to the list of NIRF Ranking 2020?
Keep watching this space for more!@PIB_India @MIB_India @DDNewslive @mygovindia @transformIndia @HRDMinistry pic.twitter.com/rdlXbxAPt7
What is the NIRF Ranking?
The MHRD is vested with the responsibility to prepare the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking. It has approved the framework of NIRF Ranking and rolled out the first edition in 2015.
NIRF Ranking Categories
Every year, MHRD releases NIRF Ranking in 9 categories.
- Overall Ranking
- University Ranking
- Engineering Ranking
- College Ranking
- Management Ranking
- Pharmacy Ranking
- Law Ranking
- Architecture Ranking
- Medical Ranking
NIRF Ranking Parameters
The NIRF Ranking is prepared based on five parameters
1. Teaching, Learning & Resources (TLR)
- Student Strength including Doctoral Students (SS)
- Faculty-student ratio with emphasis on permanent faculty (FSR)
- Combined metric for Faculty with PhD (or equivalent) and Experience (FQE)
- Financial Resources and their Utilisation (FRU)
2. Research and Professional Practice (RP)
- Combined metric for Publications (PU)
- Combined metric for Quality of Publications (QP)
- IPR and Patents: Published and Granted (IPR)
- Footprint of Projects and Professional Practice (FPPP)
3. Graduation Outcomes (GO)
- Metric for University Examinations (GUE)
- Metric for Number of Ph.D. Students Graduated (GPHD)
4. Outreach and Inclusivity (OI)
- Percentage of Students from Other States/Countries (Region Diversity RD)
- Percentage of Women (Women Diversity WD)
- Economically and Socially Challenged Students (ESCS)
- Facilities for Physically Challenged Students (PCS)
- Perception (PR) Ranking
5. Peer Perception
- Academic Peers and Employers (PR)
Over the years, the NIRF Ranking has become very famous and widely accepted. The participation of the institutes in the national ranking system also increased compared to previous years.