Announcing the government’s NIRF line-up, Education Minister Dhramendra Pradhan said that the country’s schools should be graded too.
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has topped the Indian government’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in the Overall category for institutions for the fourth consecutive year.
In the rankings released in Delhi, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru took the number two spot, followed by IIT Bombay in the Overall category.
The rankings were released Friday by education minister Dharmendra Pradhan at the India Habitat Center, where Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) M. Jagadesh Kumar, Higher Education Secretary Sanjay Murthy and other officials were present.
While the Overall category ranks universities and autonomous institutions, the University category looks at only universities. There are eleven categories in NIRF under which education institutions are ranked – Overall, University, Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, College, Medical, Law, Architecture, Dental and Research.
In the University category – IISc tops followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University at number two and Jamia Millia Islamia at number three. Jamia has significantly improved its position from last year’s number six, while IISc and JNU have retained their positions as last year.
In the Engineering institutions category, the top three institutions are – IITs Madras, Delhi and Bombay. In the Management category, the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Calcutta are number one, two and three respectively.
In the Medical category, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi has topped the list yet again, followed by Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh at number two and Christian Medical College, Vellore at number three.
In the Pharmacy category – Jamia Hamdard Delhi is the topmost institute followed by National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Hyderabad at number two and Panjab University Chandigarh at number three.
In the College category – Miranda House is number one, followed by Hindu College Delhi and Presidency College Chennai.
Not only in engineering, the IITs have made a mark in the architecture category as well. The top three institutes in the Architecture category are – IIT Roorkee, National Institute of Technology Calicut and IIT Kharagpur.
In the Law category – National Law School of India University Bengaluru has come first, followed by National Law University Delhi and Symbiosis Law School Pune.
Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Chennai is top in the Dental category, followed by Manipal College of Dental Sciences Manipal and Dr D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Pune at number two and three.
In the last category, that is – Research – the three top rankers are IISc Bengaluru, IIT Madras and IIT Delhi.
Institutes are ranked on the basis of five parameters — Teaching, Learning & Resources, Research and Professional Practice, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach and Inclusivity and Peer Perception.
From next year, the NIRF should add another category – ‘Entrepreneurship’. In the coming days, there should be just two parameters to judge the quality of an education institution – NIRF ranking and accreditation. This is the reason I am urging the officials to include entrepreneurship in NIRF so that it becomes a holistic parameter.Speaking at the event, education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said
He also urged officials to start working on the ranking of schools in coming years. “Parents should know the quality of school they are sending their kids to,” he added.