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What is National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)?

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In order to frame a methodology to rank institutions across the country, the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was launched by the Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015. 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”.

India Rankings 2020

On 11th June 2020, Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ released ‘India Rankings 2020’. Rankings for the fifth time (since 2016) were released in 10 categories viz Overall, University, Engineering, Management, Colleges, Pharmacy, Medical, Architecture, Law, and Dental. In 2020, the “Dental” category has been introduced for the first time. In this survey, government and non-governmental higher educational institutions across the country have been included.

India Rankings 2020: Institutes in Overall Category

  1. Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  2. Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  5. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

India Rankings 2020: Universities

  1. Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  3. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  4. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
  5. Jadavpur University, Kolkata

India Rankings 2020: Engineering

  1. Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

India Rankings 2020: Management

  1. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
  2. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
  3. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

India Rankings 2020: Colleges

  1. Miranda House, Delhi
  2. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi
  3. Hindu College, Delhi

India Rankings 2020: Pharmacy

  1. Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  2. Punjab University, Chandigarh
  3. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Mohali

India Rankings 2020: Medical

  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  2. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  3. Christian Medical College, Vellore

India Rankings 2020: Architecture

  1. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  2. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  3. National Institute of Technology Calicut

India Rankings 2020: Law

  1. National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
  2. National Law University, New Delhi
  3. Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad

India Rankings 2020: Dental

  1. Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi
  2. Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Udupi
  3. Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune

NIRF Quiz

Which is the following are correct statements?

(1) The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by the Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015.
(2) In the Overall category Indian Institute of Technology Madras secured the top position.
(3) Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru held the top spot in the University category.

Options:

(a) Only 1 & 2
(b) Only 1 & 3
(c) Only 2 & 3
(d) All of the above

Answer: (d)

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