HRD ministry to rank top 500 institutes in India

Kolkata: The HRD ministry has drafted a plan to rank 500 institute in the country. The ranking process is likely to start in the next month.

A committee comprises representatives from IIT , IIM, IISER, JNU, The English and Foreign Languages University, Andhra Pradesh and CII and FICCI, have chalked out the strategy of ranking matrix, based on eigh-point criteria for engineering and sciences.

HRD ministry to rank top 500 institutes in India


The committee will upload the criteria on the official website soon. The institutes, which are willing to take part, have to send the data under each category.

Provision has also been made for to check the uploaded data, and can raise objections if anyone finds any irregularities.

"There will be automated validation as well as physical checks. After the success of the pilot run, the ranking may be divided into urban and rural India," a committee member said.

Parameters has been set according to the subject. For instance the subject Science includes parameters like teaching-learning, infrastructure, academic and performance, which has been approved by the HRD ministry.

The similar matrix has also been drafted to rate the other courses including arts, economics and social sciences, medicine, law, management/business administration, hotel management and mass/visual communication.

Committee has drafted the following parameters according to which the rank will be accorded.

Teaching-learning parameter: Under this parameter, teacher-student ratio, percentage of students from outside state, mean score of the performance of students and teachers' feedback of the institute, use of e-learning resources and modern technology, percentage of time spent in laboratory, library and refresher course for the faculty will be taken into account.

Infrastructure and learning resources: The parameter is set to assess the physical facility per student, library, IT infrastructure and use, hostel, sports and laboratory facilities and infrastructure upkeep will be considered before rewarding scores.

Academic performance: Parameter is drafted to measure the performance in global, national tests and external examinations. It may also take into account the mean score of students, citation, research papers, patents filed and recognised and also papers published by the faculty members.

Outreach parameter: Under this weightage will be awarded only after evaluating technology development, interface with periphery, successful adoption of technology, improvement of institution and empowerment of women while impact will consider weightage on visibility globally or nationally, self-employment and satisfaction of community or parents.

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