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National Institutional Ranking Framework

National Institutional Ranking Framework

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has been launched by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India on 29th September, 2015. This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. 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.

Parameters covered

The parameters broadly cover the following

Teaching Learning and Resources-

These parameters are related to the core activities of any place of learning. These lay emphasis on measuring numbers and quality of faculty, library and lab resources and general facilities for development of young persons. These are organized into the following sub-parameters:
  • Student Strength including Doctoral Students
  • Faculty-student ratio with emphasis on permanent faculty (FSR)
  • Combined metric for Faculty with PhD (or equivalent) and Experience (FQE)
  • Total Budget and Its Utilisation: (CBTU)

  • Research Professional Practice & Collaborative Performance -

    Excellence in teaching and learning is closely associated with the scholarship. Equally, faculty members are expected to make their knowledge and expertise available to benefit the society and industry. These parameters, therefore, attempt to measure the quantity and quality of research output as seen through international data bases, IPR generation and interface with industry and fellow professionals. These are organized as follows:
  • Combined metric for Publications (PU)
  • Combined metric for Quality of Publications (QP)
  • IPR and Patents: Filed, Published, Granted and Licensed (IPR)
  • Footprint of Projects and Professional Practice And Executive Development Programs (FPPP)

  • Graduation Outcome -

    This parameter forms the ultimate test of the effectiveness of the core teaching/learning activity, and measures the student graduation rate and their success in finding appropriate placement in industry and Government or taking up higher studies. These are organized as follows:
  • Combined % for Placement, Higher Studies, and Entrepreneurship (GPHE)
  • Metric for University Examinations: GUE
  • Median Salary
  • Metric for Graduating Students Admitted Into Top Universities (GTOP)
  • Metric for Number of Ph.D. Students Graduated GPHD

  • Outreach & Inclusivity -

    The Ranking framework lays special emphasis on representation of women and socially challenged persons in student and/or faculty populations, and also on outreach activities of the institution. These are detailed below:
  • Percent Students from other states/countries (Region Diversity RD)
  • Region Diversity
  • Percentage of Women (WF) + (WS) + (WA)
  • Economically and Socially Challenged Students (ESCS)
  • Facilities for Physically Challenged Students (PCS)

  • Perception -

    The ranking methodology gives a significant importance to the perception of the institution by its stakeholders. This will be accomplished through Stakeholder Surveys.
  • Peer Perception: Employers and Research Investors (PREMP)
  • Peer Perception: Academics (PRACD)
  • Public Perception (PRPUB)
  • Competitiveness (PRCMP)

  • Disciplines covered

    The disciplines covered are

  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical
  • Architecture
  • Law
  • Universities
  • Colleges

  • Ranking methodology

    To access the Methodology for Ranking of Academic Institutions in India 2019 click here

    Frequency of ranking

    As decided by the Ministry of HRD, Ranking of institutions of Higher Education will be an annual exercise. Ranks will be declared on the 1st Monday of April every year.

    Ranking of institutions 2019

    In the fourth edition of India Rankings, a total of 3127 institutions have participated. Collectively they have submitted 4867 distinct profiles, under various disciplines/categories. This includes 1479 for overall ranking, 970 Engineering Institutions, 555 Management Institutions, 301 Pharmacy Institutions, 80 Law Institutions, 113 Medical Institutions, 65 Architecture Institutions and 1304 Colleges.

    Major Changes Introduced in India Rankings 2019

  • In addition to normalizing publications, citations have also been normalized by number of faculty in Overall, Engineering, Pharmacy and Medical categories, from this year onwards
  • Number of beds in a medical institutions / colleges has also been incorporated as a sub-parameter for “Foot-prints of Professional Practice” for ranking of Medical institutions;
  • Number of papers that appeared in the top 25 percentile of cited papers in the world (instead of India) for a given discipline was taken as sub-parameter for evaluating “Research and Professional Practice” ; and
  • Article published in 50 journals identified by Financial Times (FT50) is incorporated as an additional sub-parameter of RP for ranking of Management institutes.

  • As a matter of practice, 100 institutions are ranked in Overall, University and Colleges categories whereas ranking is kept restricted to only 15 to 75 institutions in all other domain-specific rankings (Architecture, Pharmacy, Law, Management and Medical) because of reliability of data. However, number of Engineering institutions that are ranked this year has been increased from 100 to 200.

    Although the Central Government funded institutions, in general continue to do well, some of the state-funded and private universities also appear prominently. Some private institutions and universities have consistently occupied good positions, and some have been rising in their ranks, thus indicating that they offer value for money to their students. Maintenance of consistent or improved positions over previous years clearly indicates that it has not been a one-time random event. This should augur well for Higher Education.

    It can also be observed that public-funded institutions including CFTIs, a few deemed-to-be-universities and centrally funded universities hog the most of the top-ranks in almost all categories of rankings. Moreover, a significant number of state and privately funded universities and institutions appear in top 100 ranks in various categories of ranking

    List of top 10 India Rankings 2019 is as follows:


  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  • Banaras Hindi University, Varanasi

  • Management

  • Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
  • Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
  • Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
  • Indian Institute of Management Indore
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur
  • Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

  • University

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • University of Hyderabad
  • Calcutta University, Kolkata
  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • Anna University, Chennai
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
  • Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

  • Colleges

  • Miranda House, Delhi
  • Hindu College, Delhi
  • Presidency College, Chennai
  • St. Stephen`s College, Delhi
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi
  • Rama Krishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, Rahara
  • Hans Raj College, Delhi
  • St. Xavier`s College, Kolkata

  • Pharmacy

  • Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  • Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Mohali
  • Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  • Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Hyderabad
  • Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal
  • JSS College of Pharmacy, Nilgiri
  • National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Gandhinagar
  • JSS College of Pharmacy Mysore

  • Medical

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Kasturba Medical College Manipal
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research Puducherry
  • Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences Delhi
  • King George`s Medical University Lucknow

  • Architecture

  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  • National Institute of Technology Calicut
  • School of Planning & Architecture New Delhi
  • College of Engineering Thiruvananthapuram
  • School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal
  • National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
  • Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi
  • School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada
  • Birla Institute of Technology Ranchi

  • Law

  • National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
  • National Law University, New Delhi
  • Nalsar University of Law, Hyderabad
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • The West Bengal National University of Juridicial Sciences Kolkata
  • National Law University Jodhpur
  • Symbiosis Law School Pune
  • Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi
  • Gujarat National Law University Gandhinagar
  • The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Patiala

  • Engineering

  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  • Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  • Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
  • Anna University, Chennai
  • National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli

  • To know the complete list of ranking of institutions, click on the respective list.

  • Overall Ranking of Institutions
  • Ranking of Universities
  • Ranking of Engineering institutions
  • Ranking of Colleges
  • Ranking of Management institutions
  • Ranking of Pharmacy institutions
  • Ranking of Medical institutions
  • Ranking of Architecture institutions
  • Ranking of Law institutions
  • Source: NIRF portal

    Created On Jan 2020

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