Press Trust of India|Oct 24, 2021
- NIRF Rankings 2021: Ranking of Indian universities explained
NIRF Rankings 2021: Ranking of Indian universities explained
Dharmendra Pradhan released the sixth annual NIRF rankings 2021 today and encouraged more institutions to come forward to establish India as a preferred global study destination.
NEW DELHI: The Union education minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, released the India Rankings 2021 instituted by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). This is the sixth consecutive edition of NIRF India Rankings 2021 of higher educational institutions (HEIs).
Urging to develop regional ranking frameworks, the education minister encouraged more institutions to come forward to establish India as a preferred global study destination.
NIRF, which was launched in 2015 by the Ministry of Education, announced its maiden ranking in 2016 for the University category as well as for three domain-specific rankings, namely Engineering, Management and Pharmacy institutions.
NIRF 2021: Categories
Over the period of six years, the total number of categories was expanded to ten, which includes- Overall, University, College, Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Medical, Law and Dental. This year, a new category of research institution was added to bring the total tally to 11.
NIRF ranking 2021: Parameters, marks and weightage
Teaching, Learning & Resources
Research and Professional Practice
Outreach and Inclusivity
The ministry of education said, “A total number of 16 – 18 sub-parameters are used for ranking the institutions in different categories. Ranks are assigned based on total sum of marks assigned for each of these five broad groups of parameters.”
In addition, the following two additional sub-parameters were included in the methodology developed afresh for ranking institutions under Research Institutions:
Research Papers published in journals covered in the First Quartile of Journal Citation Report (JCRQ1)
This year, a total of 6,272 applications were received for the NIRF ranking. The number of colleges that were ranked under the NIRF 2021 rankings are - 1657 in Overall Category, 1143 in Engineering, 659 in Management, 351 in Pharmacy, 120 in Law, 111 in Medical, 78 in Architecture and 1802 in General Degree Colleges.
NIRF 2021 ranking list
Check the top universities and colleges ranked in each category according to the NIRF rankings 2021.
All India Institute of Medical Science - AIIMS New Delhi
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Udupi
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
NIRF 2021: Number of institutions ranked
The ministry of education, in an official press release, said, “200 institutions are ranked in engineering discipline, 100 each in Overall, University and College categories, 75 each in Management and Pharmacy, 50 each in Medical and Research Institutions, 40 in Dental, 30 in Law, and 25 in Architecture.”
Additional rankings are suitably bunched in Rank Bands of 101-150 and 151-200 in case of Overall, University and College and 201-250 and 251-300 in case of Engineering, it added.
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