Ranking the Indian institutions and universities is a mammoth and a challenging task which requires in-depth knowledge of the higher education systems in India. Every year, the Ministry of Education will be 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.
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)
- 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)
- Metric for University Examinations (GUE)
- Metric for Number of Ph.D. Students Graduated (GPHD)
- 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
- Academic Peers and Employers (PR)
2. Research and Professional Practice (RP)
3. Graduation Outcomes (GO)
4. Outreach and Inclusivity (OI)
5. Peer Perception
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.