‘India Rankings 2016’: India’s First Ever Rankings of Indian Institutions

Ministry of HRD

India Rankings 2016 is the country’s first exercise to rank the higher educational institutions in the country based on objective, identifiable parameters. This followed the launch of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) by the Union Minister of Human Resource Development Smt Smriti Zubin Irani.

One of the  biggest challenges in the higher education sector have been that citizens who engage with these institutions feel that there is no level playing field in terms of transparency and the data that they need from these institutions with regard to the choices they, specially the students, need to make. The Ministry of HRD has been able to spearhead many a changes in the field of education sector and slowly and steadily the steps taken by the Ministry are bearing fruits.

Such a ranking would also help in reaching the benchmark of international excellence. The rankings will also help students to make informed choices about the institutions they want to join.

The rankings are arrived at after detailed analysis and validation of the data submitted by more than 3,600 higher educational institutions in the country classified in 6 categories. These ranking follow an Indian approach, where the academic institute will be assessed on parameters, including teaching-learning; research; collaborative practice and professional performance; graduate outcomes; placements; outreach and inclusive action and peer group perception. Each of these has been further subdivided into nearly 20 sub criteria to comprehensively assess an institution.