05 April 2017

The second edition of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has been published by the Indian Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). A number of methodological changes have been introduced including assigning an overall score to all large or centrally funded institutions.These rankings are based on five parameters: Teaching, Learningand Resources, Research and Professional Practice, Graduation Outcome, Outreach and Inclusivity, and Perception.

In the overall category first place goes to the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, followed by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) of Madras, Bombay, Kharagpur, Delhi, Kanpur, Guwahati, and Roorkee, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Banaras Hindu University.

The IISc is also the leader for Teaching, Learning and Resources, and Research and Professional Practice, Jawaharlal Nehru University for Graduation Outcomes, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research for Outreach and Inclusivity, and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay for Perception.

In addition to the overall rankings there are five specialist rankings. The front runners in each of these are:

  • Engineering: Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Management: Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
  • Universities: Indian Institute of Science Bangalore
  • Colleges: Miranda House
  • Pharmacy: Jamia Hamdard.

Source:
National Institutions Ranking Framework

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