New Delhi: The second edition of India’s own ranking for higher education system, popularly known as NIRF (National Institute Ranking Framework), will be released on 03 April 2017 (Monday). NIRF 2017 will highlight where the top educational institutes stand and compete with others in their category. As the admission process for the academic year 2017-18 has already kickstarted in India, the NIRF 2017 will guide student community how to select their favorite educational institute.
INDIA RANKING 2017 report will be officially released by Mr Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India, on Monday. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has been accepted by the MHRD and launched by then Minister for Human Resource development on 29th September 2015. This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country.
In the previous edition, India Ranking 2016, IISc Bangalore topped the universities in India. IIT Madras was crowned as the best engineering institute in India. IIM Bangalore bagged the top rank among management schools. Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences-Manipal emerged as the best institute among Pharma educational institutes in India.
The top five engineering institutes as per NIRF 2016 were as followed: IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur. The top five universities were as followed: IISc Bangalore, Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai, Jawaharlal Nehru University, University Of Hyderabad-Hyderabad and Tezpur University. The top five business schools as per NIRF 2016 report were as followed: IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, and IIM Udaipur.
India Ranking 2017 will be more comprehensive and exhaustive as a large number educational institutes have participated in the NIRF 2017. The overall ranking is primarily based on the sic broad parameters: Teaching, Learning & Resources; Research and Professional Practice; Graduation Outcomes; Outreach and Inclusivity; and Perception.
As per All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2015-16, there are 799 Universities, 39,071 colleges and 11,923 stand alone institutions in India. There are more than 3.4 crore students are enrolled in higher educational institutes in India.