The Ministry Of Education Released The 7th Edition of NIRF
The 7th consecutive edition of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has been released by the ministry of education for the year 2022. A total of 4,786 institutions were evaluated. The top organisations in 11 categories are listed. The subjectivity in the ranking methodology developed by the Times Higher Education World University Ranking & QS World University Rankings led India to start its own ranking system for Indian HEIs on the line of Shanghai Rankings. Making NIRF a global league table is the organization's long-term goal. Based on the total points awarded for each of these 5 groups of characteristics, ranks are assigned. The rankings aid in evaluating the institution and foster rivalry among them, which motivates them to take additional measures to advance quality education and education-related services to fare better in the upcoming rankings.
Launched in November 2015, the rankings list the top higher educational institutions across the country in fields including Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Research, Dental & more. Colleges are ranked based on five broad parameters such as Teaching, Learning & Resources; Research and Professional Practice; Graduation Outcomes; Outreach and Inclusivity; and Perception. There are 2 to 5 sub-parameters for each of these five parameters. The ranking of HEIs (Higher Educational Institutes) in various categories and topic domains uses a total of 18 to 21 sub-parameters.
In the NIRF ranking 2022, IIT Madras, IIT Delhi & IIT Bombay are ranked first, second & third, respectively. IIT Kanpur and IIT Kharagpur are ranked in the top ten in the NIRF rating, respectively. Eight of the top 10 engineering schools are IITs, with the remaining three being NITs.
The ranking framework judges’ institutions under five broad generic groups of parameters of Teaching, Learning & Resources (TLR), Research & Professional Practice (RP), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach & Inclusivity (OI) and Perception (PR). Ranks are established based on the overall sum of the scores awarded for each of these five key groups of factors.
The All-India Institute of Medical Science in Delhi, like in previous years, is India's top medical school, followed by Chandigarh's Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research.
In the Management category, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, and IIM Calcutta have kept the top 3 spots. IIT Delhi moved up a spot to take fourth place in the NIRF Rankings (Management category) this year, while IIM Kozhikode dropped one to fifth. Similar to this, IIM Lucknow and Indore switched places this year, with IIM Lucknow moving up a notch and IIM Indore dropping to rank 7.
According to this year's NIRF Rankings, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru is ranked first in the Law category. Symbiosis Law School came in third with a score of 73.73, while National Law University, New Delhi held onto second place this year with a score of 73.96.
In the NIRF rankings for 2021, the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) took first place in the University category, followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University and Banaras Hindu University at second and third, respectively. For the past three years, IIT-Madras has been rated as the best engineering school and overall educational institution.
And Miranda House, Hindu College, Presidency College, Loyola College, and Lady Shri Ram College for Women are among the top five universities in the nation. For the fourth time in a row, Jamia Hamdard is at the top of the pharmacy topic list. IIT-Madras, IISc-Bangalore, and IIT-Bombay are the nation's top three universities overall.
From next year NIRF ranking categories will also include Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Multiple reasons are there for such ranking as it will aid in working towards making our education ecosystem more vibrant & making our youth future ready. A robust & objective framework for assessment, accreditation, & ranking will play a major role in enhancing the quality of the higher education ecosystem. It will help in moving towards creating a knowledge-based economy that is technology-driven & innovation-led. Institutions shall become multi-disciplinary. IITs came in the top 10 in the management category which shows that the market also desires multi-disciplinary education & institutions. A key role needs to be played by Our higher educational institutions in making India a leading global innovation, & digital economy & making quality education affordable & accessible to all, particularly for the poorest members of society.