NIRF India Rankings 2018

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) India Rankings 2018on the basis of performance of Higher Educational Institutions were released in New Delhi on April 3, 2018 by Union Minister of Human Resource Development, PrakashJavadekar and 69 top institutions in 9 categories were given awards with an idea to promote quality in education and encourage competition to perform better and to set up new benchmarks of performance in Higher education space.This ranking will help students make study choices, sponsors to identify research projects, and other universities to form partnerships.With its emphasis on achieving measurable goals and bringing in transparency, the higher order goal is to foster learning and scholarship.Human ResourceDevelopment (HRD) Ministry is providing support for setting up and upgrading of 10 public and 10 private Institutions of Eminence (IOEs), of which list will be released soon, so as to enable them to reach amongst top 100 of world institutions ranking.

NIRF India Rankings in its third edition in 2018, in which a total of 2809 institutions have participated, have ranked institutions in the disciplines/categories mentioned below, and have also provided a common overall rank across all disciplines for those institutions which have more than 1000 enrolled students.

Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru tops in Overall RankingPosition as well as tops in University Ranking; and other toppers in respective categories are IIT Chennaiin Engineering, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in Medical;IIM Ahmedabad in Management; Miranda House, Delhiin Colleges; National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Mohali in Pharmacy; Indian Institute of Technology,Kharagpurin Architecture; and National Law School of India University, Bengaluruin Law.

Parameters used for NIRF India Rankings 2018 are broadly similar to those used in previous years with some greater robustness and accuracy as under:

  • Teaching, Learning & Resources
  • Research and Professional Practice
  • Graduation Outcomes
  • Outreach and Inclusivity
  • Perception in which a large database of eminent academic and industry peers and employers was deployed

As per NIRF India Rankings2018, although the Central Government funded institutions, in general continue to do well, some of the state-funded and private universities also appear prominently.

  • Some private institutions and universitiesindicating that they offer value for money to their students have consistently occupied good positions, and some have been rising in their ranks.
  • Maintenance of consistent or improved positions over previous yearsaugurs well for Higher Education.
  • Ranking list throws interesting light on their geographical spread as almost all renowned institutions are represented in this year’s ranking.
  • This year also saw the beginning of limited ranking of institutions in new areas like Medicine, Law and Architecture.

HRD Ministry has taken various initiatives such as GIAN, RUSA, SWAYAM, SWAYAM Prabha, TEQUIP III, Smart India Hackathon, etc in direction to further boost the Quality, Research and Innovation in education.

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