NIRF Rankings Current Affairs - 2019

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“India Ranking Society” established to rank educational institutes

On December 2, 2019, the Ministry of Human Resource Development informed Lok Sabha that the “Indian Ranking Society” was approved by the ministry in August 2019. The aim of the society is to develop methodologies and systems to rank higher educational institutions in the country. The proposal was approved in the 127th meeting of the AICTE Executive Council.

NIRF Ranking

At present, the educational institutes of the country are ranked according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). It includes 5 broad generic groups of parameters namely teaching, learning and resources; graduation outcomes; perception; outreach and inclusivity; research and professional practice.

The next NIRF ranking will be released in April 2020 as scheduled.

Significance

The Indian Ranking, 2019 ranked the higher educational institutes based on the categories Pharmacy, Engineering, management, law, architecture, medicine. However, the new ranking system will help bring improvement in every category. This is because the new system will include professional categories and generic group parameters as well. Also, it will help to form a healthy environment.

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.