Ranking of educational institutions always helps the prospective students to take the decision; whether to join a particular institution or not for his/her higher study. Though a student’s decision should not be driven completely based on ranking of the institute, still the ranking information gives a fair idea about the institute, its study environment and the future scope.
We can find dozen of magazines and web portals publishing “ranking of institutes for different educational streams” every year. But it is hard to rely completely on those information. Sometimes the readers are unable to find the parameters and their weightage considered for ranking the institutes by these mediums. Luckily an efficient framework has been launched by Honorable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September, 2015, known as “National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)”.
This Ranking Framework defines a technique to rank institutions across the country. The major parameters have been identified for ranking various universities and institutions. The parameters have been decided based on the advice of the accredited bodies of the country like UGC, NBA, AICTE etc. The parameters broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources”, “Research and Professional Practices”, “Graduation Outcomes”, “Outreach and Inclusivity”, and “Perception”. Out of all these parameters “Perception” is an interesting one. This parameter considers the view of the common man “How he/she perceives the institute is”. NIRF has developed the framework for 6 categories of institutions covering Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Universities and Colleges.
Based on NIRF; ranking of educational institutions in India have been done recently. The report “India Rankings 2016” was released by the Honorable Minister of Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani on 4th April, 2016.
The rankings have been done separately for all the 6 categories of institutions, though the methodologies adopted for all the categories are similar. Based on the “Perception” parameters, total 1,50,000 votes have been collected from 60,000 citizens of India which contributed a weightage to this ranking.
It has been planned that every year this ranking would be released by the first week of April, so that the prospective students can get a transparent rankings of institutes. This ranking system would help the foreign students and academicians to understand the Indian education system and institutes easily.
The following list provides the top 5 institutes of each category:
- Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
- Institute of Chemical Technology
- Jawaharlal Nehru University
- University of Hyderabad
- Tezpur University
Click on the following link to get the complete list of ranking for the Indian Universities
- Indian Institute of Technology Madras
- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
- Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
- Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
- Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Click on the following link to get the complete list of ranking for the Indian Engineering Institutes
- Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
- Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
- Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
- Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
- Indian Institute of Management Udaipur
Click on the following link to get the complete list of ranking for the Indian Management Institutes
- Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal
- University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh
- Jamia Hamdard
- Poona College of Pharmacy, Erandwane, Pune
- Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University
Click on the following link to get the complete list of ranking for the Indian Pharmacy Institutes
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