The Indian Express | By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | April 4, 2016 |
The Ministry of Human Resource and Development on Monday unveiled the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) – a first-of-its-kind indigenous ranking framework for higher education institutions. As per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), IIT Madras has bagged the top engineering college slot followed by IIT Mumbai and IIT Kharagpur. Top management institution is IIM Bangalore while Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore is the best university in India. The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is ranked as country’s third best university followed by Hyderabad Central University which stands at rank 4. Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal reserves the top pharmacy institute in the country. The new ranking framework has been drafted to provide an Indian context to educational aspirations and needs. This will help institutions that conduct research in languages other than English and are focused on inclusive education, two factors that are overlooked by international agencies.
All 122 centrally-funded institutions — including all central universities, IITs and IIMs — participated in the first round of ranking. The framework is primarily divided into two categories: Category A covered institutions with academic autonomy and a greater focus on research and category B comprised colleges and centres affiliated to a university and more focused on teaching. An institution can volunteer to be ranked in both categories. – Courtesy / NIRF Ranking Report : https://www.nirfindia.org/ranking
Unfortunately, data from the Category B institutions in all domains continued to exhibit major inconsistencies despite our best efforts to remove them. It was decided, therefore, that no rankings be announced for Category B institutions this year. Similarly due to non-representative participation in the domains of Architecture and General Degree Colleges, no rankings are being announced this year. We thank all those who participated enthusiastically in this effort and regret the disappointment it may cause to many institutions.: Courtesy : (https://www.nirfindia.org/ranking)