Ministry of Human Resource Development Current Affairs

NIRF Rankings 2018: IISc Overall Best, AIIMS Best Medical College

The Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru was adjudged as overall best Indian university in National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2018 or NIRF-3 released by Ministry of Human Resource Development . This year it is third edition NIRF survey and was released as part of India Rankings 2018 for the Educational Institutions.

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) was adjudged best engineering college and Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) the best management institution. Delhi University’s Miranda House was adjudged best college, AIIMS-Delhi as best medical college and NLSIU-Bengaluru as best law school in country.

NIRF Survey

NIRF survey is indigenous ranking framework for higher education institutions in country. It outlines methodology and follows Indian methodology to rank institutions across country based on five parameters broadly covering Teaching, Learning and Resources, Research and Professional practices, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach and inclusivity and Perception. It ranks nine categories of institutions including universities, engineering, management, pharmacy, architecture, Law, medical institutions and general degree colleges.

NIRF Survey 2018

In it, total of 2809 institutions have participated in 9 categories. Collectively they have submitted 3954 distinct profiles, some in multiple disciplines and categories. This included 301 Universities, 906 Engineering Institutions, 487 Management Institutions, 286 Pharmacy Institutions, 101 Medical Institutions, 71 Law Institutions, 59 Architecture Institutions and 1087 General Degree Colleges. The parameters used for 2018 ranking were broadly similar to those used in previous years. However, some of sub-parameters have been further tweaked for greater robustness and accuracy.

read more..

Tags:

HRD Ministry allocates Rs.1000 crore for research in S&T under IMPRINT-II

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has sanctioned Rs. 1000 crore for phase II of Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) India programme to boost research and innovation in the country.

Under the IMPRINT-II, a fund is being created by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and HRD Ministry together, in which participation will come from industry and other interested Ministries. The project will be run as a separate vertical in coordination with DST.

Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) India

IMPRINT India Programme is joint initiative of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc). It seeks to develop road map for research to solve major engineering and technology challenges in 10 technology domains relevant for country.

These domains include health care, information and communication technology, energy, sustainable habitat, nano‐technology hardware, water resources and river systems, advanced materials, manufacturing, security and defence, and environment and climate. These domains are distributed among IITs Kharagpur, Kanpur, Bomaby, Rookree, Madras and IISC, Bengaluru.

Objectives of IMPRINT

  • Identify areas of immediate relevance that requires innovation in the society.
  • Ensure support and higher funding for research for identified areas.
  • Measure outcomes of innovation and research efforts and its impact on people’s standard of living.

Significance

It will motivate technical institutions to conduct research in areas where the country is heavily dependent on foreign technology. Under IMPRINT-I Programme, 142 projects at cost of Rs. 318.71 crore are already under implementation. These projects cover 10 crucial technology domains mentioned above.

Tags:

12345...10...14