The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a methodology adopted by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, to rank institutions of higher education in India. The Framework was approved by the MHRD and launched by Minister of Human Resource Development on 29 September 2015. The cell uses several parameters for ranking purposes like resources, research, and stakeholder perception. This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The cell draws methodologies 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. The parameters broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcomes,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception”. The overall deliberations of the cells is
- To bring awareness about the parameters with relative weights.
- To bring awareness on innovative and best teaching learning practices for enhancing knowledge and employable skills of the students.
- To bring awareness about the quality research publications and patents.
- Deliberations on inclusivity and diversity in ranking process.
- To discuss different outreach programs with national priority for better ranking.
- To build the capacity of the institutions in data uploading process for NIRF Ranking and also help them in identifying their score position.
- Explaining the methods to enhance the perception levels of peers and other stakeholders of Higher Educational Institutions.