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Ministry of HRD kickstarts NIRF-India Rankings 2017 process

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New Delhi: The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has initiated the process for India Rankings 2017, the second edition of this annual exercise. The registration process will start on September 1, 2016 and will end on 30th September 2016, as per the notification of Ministry of Human Resource Development Govt. of India.

The notification said that all the centrally funded technical institutions/ central universities & institutions/colleges coming under the purview of AICTE and UGC are advised to register and upload the data as required for the India Rankings 2017. The registration window is available at www.nirfindia.org. The data submission portal opens on 10th October 2016.

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was launched in 2016 to rank higher educational institutions in the country based on objective criteria to promote competitive excellence in the higher educational institutions. More than 3500 institutions participated in this exercise in the first year, resulting in declaration of India Rankings 2016 on 4th April 2016.

For India Rankings – 2017, the main ranking parameters remain the same. However, there are a few significant changes in a few sub-parameters.  Also, this year every large institution will be considered for a common overall rank as well as a discipline specific rank as applicable.

For wider public information, the Ministry of HRD has uploaded the details on the ranking methods and parameters on the below mentioned link:  https://www.nirfindia.org/Docs/Ranking_Methodology_And_Metrics_2017.pdf

Here it can be noted that the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015. This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations broad understanding arrived at by a Core Committee set up by MHRD, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions.  The parameters broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcomes,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception”.

In 2016 NIRF rankings were issued under four categories: Universities, Engineering , Management and Pharmacy.

The top ten Engineering Institutes are as followed as per NIRF 2016:

1-Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

2-Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

3-Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

4-Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

5-Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

6-Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

7-Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

8-Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar

9-Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar-Rupnagar

10-Indian Institute of Technology, Patna


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