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NIRF 2017 Ranking announced by HRD Ministry – topped by IISc Bangalore

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Union Human Resource Development Minister Mr. Prakash Javadekar announced ‘India Ranking 2017’ based on National Institutional Ranking Framework.

Toppers of India Rankings 2017 (NIRF 2017):

Category College/Institute/University
Overall Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Management Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Universities Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
Colleges Miranda House (Delhi)
Pharmacy Jamia Hamdard (Delhi)

  • From this edition, the colleges have also been ranked.NIRF 2017 Ranking announced by HRD Ministry - topped by IISc Bangalore
  • 800 new private and public institutions participated in this year’s survey.
  • From this year, overall ranking category has also been added.
  • Other domains viz. architecture, law, medicine etc. were also to be included this year. But owing to non-representative participation they were excluded.

For India Rankings – 2017, there has been no change in main ranking parameters. However, significant changes have been made in a few sub-parameters.

About National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF):

  • On 29th September 2015, the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved and launched by Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).
  • It is framework that outlines methodology to rank higher education institutions of India.
  • A core committee was set up by MHRD to enlist broad parameters for rankings. The methodology adopted by NIRF is based on recommendations of this committee.
  • First edition i.e. India Rankings 2016 were announced on 4th April 2016.
  • More than 3000 private and public institutions had participated in the ‘India Rankings 2016’.
  • Theses rankings are determining factor for institutions seeking Govt. funding. Institutes with better ranking are rewarded in terms of greater autonomy and more international exposure.
  • The broad parameters of NIRF are as under:

Parameter Sub-parameters
Teaching, Learning & Resources Student Strength including Doctoral Students
Faculty-student ratio with emphasis on permanent faculty
Combined metric for Faculty with PhD (or equivalent) and Experience
Total Budget and Its Utilisation
Research and Professional Practice Combined metric for Publications
Combined metric for Quality of Publications
IPR and Patents: Filed, Published, Granted and Licensed
Footprint of Projects and Professional Practice And Executive Development Programs
Graduation Outcomes Combined % for Placement, Higher Studies, and Entrepreneurship
Metric for University Examinations: GUE
Median Salary
Metric for Graduating Students Admitted Into Top Universities
Metric for Number of Ph.D. Students Graduated GPHD
Outreach and Inclusivity Percent Students from other states/countries (Region Diversity )
 Percentage of Women
Economically and Socially Challenged Students
 Facilities for Physically Challenged Students
Perception Peer Perception: Employers and Research Investors
Peer Perception: Academics
Public Perception
Competitiveness