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):
|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.
- 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:
|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|
|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|