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NIRF Ranking 2023

  • 07 Jun 2023
  • 4 min read

Why in News?

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking 2023 was announced recently, showcasing the excellence and achievements of various educational institutions in India.

  • The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras secured the top spot in the overall ranking for the fifth consecutive year, while the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru was ranked as the best university.

What are the Major Highlights of NIRF Ranking 2023?

  • Areas of Ranking:
    • The ranking exercise for the year 2023 continues with the practice of providing a common “Overall” rank in addition to a separate rank for Universities, Research Institutions, Degree Colleges, and discipline-specific ranks in Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Law, Medical, Dental and Architecture & Planning.
  • Three Distinct Additions of 2023 Edition of India Rankings:
    • Introduction of a new subject namely Agriculture & Allied Sectors
    • Expansion of scope of “Architecture” to “Architecture and Planning” to include institutions imparting courses in Urban and Town Planning.
    • Integration of the “Innovation” ranking previously executed by the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) into the India Rankings to reduce the burden on institutions of providing similar data to two different agencies.
  • Participants:
    • While the total number of Higher Educational Institutes that participated in the ranking exercise in various categories and subject domains have increased from 3565 in 2016 to 8686 in 2023, the number of categories and subject domains have increased from 4 in 2016 to 13 in 2023.
  • Major Top Rankings:
    • Leading Engineering Institutions: IIT-Madras maintained its dominance as the top engineering institution in India for the eighth consecutive year, with IIT-Delhi and IIT-Bombay securing the second and third positions, respectively.
    • Top Management Institutes: Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, claimed the top position as the leading management institute in India, followed by IIM Bangalore and IIM Kozhikode.
    • Top Law Institutes: The National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, emerged as the top law institute in the country. National Law University, Delhi, secured the second position, and NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, was ranked third.
    • Top Pharmacy Institutes: The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Hyderabad, was recognized as the leading pharmacy institute in India. It was closely followed by Jamia Hamdard and BITS Pilani.
    • Top Colleges: Delhi University (DU) made its mark in the rankings, with five of its colleges securing positions in the top 10 colleges in India.
      • Miranda House retained its top position, while Hindu College secured the second spot.

What is NIRF Ranking?

  • About:
    • The NIRF is a methodology to rank institutions across the country based on various parameters.
    • NIRF was approved by the Ministry of Education (Erstwhile Ministry of Human Resource Development) and launched on 29th September 2015.
    • It is the first-ever effort by the government to rank Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the country.
  • Parameters for NIRF Ranking: The weightage for each parameter varies depending on the category of the institution.

Source: IE

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