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NIRF Rankings 2022

  • 16 Jul 2022
  • 3 min read

For Prelims: Higher Education Institutions, Ministry of Education

For Mains: National Institutional Ranking Framework, Government Policies & Interventions

Why in News?

Recently, the Ministry of Education has released 7th Edition of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Rankings 2022.

What is the National Institutional Ranking Framework?

  • Launch: The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the Ministry of Education (Erstwhile Ministry of Human Resource Development) in September 2015.
    • It is the first-ever effort by the government to rank Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the country.
    • Participation in NIRF was made compulsory for all government-run educational institutions in 2018.
  • Assessment on Five Parameters:
    • Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR)
    • Research and Professional Practice (RP)
    • Graduation Outcomes (GO)
    • Outreach and Inclusivity (OI)
    • Peer Perception.
  • 11 Categories: Best institutions across 11 categories are listed out - overall national ranking, universities, engineering, college, medical, management, pharmacy, law, architecture, dental and research.
  • Reason for Launch: The subjectivity in the ranking methodology developed by QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Ranking led India to start its own ranking system for Indian HEIs on the line of Shanghai Rankings.
    • The long-term plan of NIRF is to make it an international league table.
  • No. of Participating Institutions in 2022: More than 7,000 institutes participated in NIRF Rankings.

What are the Highlights of the Ranking 2022?

  • Overall: IIT-Madras, IISc-Bangalore, and IIT-Bombay the country’s top three higher education institutions
  • University: IISc, Bengaluru tops the category.
  • Colleges: Miranda College retains 1st position amongst colleges for the 6th consecutive year, followed by Hindu College, Delhi and Presidency College Chennai.
  • Research Institution: IISc, Bengaluru is ranked the best research institution followed by IIT Madras.
  • Engineering: Among engineering institutions, IIT-Madras remained number one.
  • Management: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad was ranked one followed by IIM Bengaluru.
  • Medical: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi occupies the top slot in Medical for the fifth consecutive year.
  • Pharmacy: Jamia Hamdard tops the list in Pharmacy subject for the fourth consecutive.
  • Architecture: IIT Roorkee takes the top slot for the second time in Architecture subject.
  • Law: National Law School of India University, Bengaluru retains its first position in Law for the fifth consecutive year.
  • Dental: Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai got the 1st Rank.

Source: IE

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