Ujjwal Kirti|Oct 20, 2021
- NIRF Rankings 2021: Dharmendra Pradhan urges to develop regional ranking frameworks
NIRF Rankings 2021: Dharmendra Pradhan urges to develop regional ranking frameworks
This year, 6,000 institutions took part in the NIRF ranking. Dharmendra Pradhan while releasing the sixth annual NIRF rankings 2021 urged to develop regional ranking frameworks.
NEW DELHI: Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan today announced the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking 2021 at a virtual event. IIT Madras retained its top position in the NIRF overall category for the sixth consecutive year and ranked 1 in NIRF 2021 engineering ranking. While the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru has been ranked as the top university in the country, Miranda House also retained its top spot in the best college ranking.
Congratulating all the universities and colleges that took part in NIRF ranking 2021, Dharmendra Pradhan said, “I am happy to be part of the India Rankings 2021 along the sidelines of the Shiksha Parv initiatives envisioned by Prime Ministry Narendra Modi.”
The education minister today released the sixth annual NIRF rankings 2021 list. This year, 6,000 institutions took part in the NIRF ranking.
Pradhan said that the “ranking is inevitable and must” as Indian has 50,000 educational institutions and 50 million higher education students. He hoped that more universities would
Speaking on the occasion, he further said, “A robust and a role model ranking framework will serve as India’s contribution to the global learning landscape, so, we must ensure that our ranking framework emerges as a benchmark not only in the country but also globally, especially for the developing economies.”
He also urged to develop regional ranking frameworks. The minister said that “some of the very good research happens in them (Indian institutes) but they don’t show in numbers.” He further wondered why “institutions like IISc were reluctant to promote their own achievements”
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), launched in November 2015 by the Ministry of Education, was used for this edition as well as for the past five editions of India Rankings released for the years 2016 to 2021.
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