New Delhi [India], Apr. 3 : Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will release the India Rankings 2017 of National Institutional Ranking Framework- NIRF in New Delhi today.
This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across India. The first edition of India Rankings, based on this framework was released on last year. NIRF was approved by the MHRD and launched on 2015. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations broad understanding arrived at by a Core Committee set up by Ministry of Human Resources Development, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions.
The parameters broadly cover Teaching, Learning and Resources, Research and Professional Practices, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach and Inclusivity, and Perception.
The project has over 800 new participants and will be introduced under some new categories added from this year.
New categories include institutions from medical and law backgrounds. In the last year's ranking, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Hyderabad University topped the list of central varsities, while IIT-Madras and IIM-Bangalore led among technological and management institutions.