HRD Minister releases First India Centric Rankings of Educational Institutions

As per the fixed schedule, HRD Ministry launched the first list of Indian institutions under the India Centric Ranking Framework on Monday. HRD Minister Smriti Irani announced the names of top institutions at India Rankings 2016 event at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Currently, the educational institutions have been ranked under four categories, namely, Engineering, Universities, Management & Pharmacy under the National Institutional Ranking Framework launched on 29 September 2015.

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HRD Minister Smriti Irani lighting the lamp at the release of India Rankings 2016

HRD Ministry had invited participation from institutions under six categories (Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Universities & Colleges) for rankings. However, ministry clarified that no rankings were announced for Category B institutions and Architecture colleges this year due to inconsistencies or non-representative participation from institutions.

The launch of first India Rankings symbolizes the efforts made by HRD Ministry to improve the higher education standards across the country and to help students & parents to choose better institution as per their choice. The rankings have come at a perfect time when the academic session is due to start in few months and would allow parents & students to check the quality of institution of their interest and make informed choice. The rankings would also make higher educational institutions competitive and would ultimately lead to students’ benefit in a broader way.

Under the Engineering Category, IIT Madras has been placed at 1st rank, followed by IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur at 2nd and 3rd rank respectively. Similarly, IISc Bangalore, Institute of Chemical Technology and Jawaharlal Nehru University have been ranked 1, 2 and 3 under Universities category.

Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Karnataka), University Institute of Pharmaceuticals Sciences (Chandigarh) and Jamia Hamdard (New Delhi) have bagged top three ranks under Pharmacy category. Three IIMs have secured their place in top three institutions ranked under Management category in India Rankings 2016. IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta ranks 1, 2 and 3.

The complete list of rankings is available at the online portal of NIRF,

The educational institutions have been assessed on five parameters, namely: teaching, learning and resources (TLR), research, professional practice and collaborative performance (RPC), graduation outcome (GO), outreach and inclusivity (OI), and perception (PR) of end users.

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