IIT-M, IIM-B, IISc Among Top Ed­u­ca­tion In­sti­tu­tions

HRD min­istry releases the first-ever list un­der the Na­tional In­sti­tu­tional Rank­ing Frame­work

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New Delhi: IIT-Madras, IIM-Ban­ga­lore, Ma­ni­pal Col­lege of Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Sciences-Ma­ni­pal and In­dian In­sti­tute of Science-Ban­ga­lore topped their re­spec­tive cat­e­gories in In­dia’s first ever rank­ing of higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions re­leased by the gov­ern­ment on Mon­day.

The rank­ings un­der the Na­tional In­sti­tu­tional Rank­ing Frame­work (NIRF) have been car­ried out in four cat­e­gories — en­gi­neer­ing, man­age­ment, phar­macy and univer­sity — in the in­au­gu­ral year.

More than 3,500 in­sti­tutes par­tic­i­pated in this edi­tion, the process for which started in De­cem­ber 2015. The ob­jec­tive of the rank­ing is to fa­cil­i­tate choice and en­able higher ed­u­ca­tion stake­hold­ers to make in­formed de­ci­sions. “This is the largest ever global ex­er­cise in terms of rank­ing ever done and the first for the coun­try,” Hu­man Re­sources Min­is­ter Sm­riti Irani said while re­leas­ing the In­dia Rank­ings, 2016.

“The top rank is a re­flec­tion of the com­mit­ment of the fac­ulty, staff and stu­dents of IIT-Madras to­wards ful­fill­ing the ob­jec­tives of the Strate­gic Plan 2020 that we have set for our­selves,” said Bhaskar Ra­ma­murthi, di­rec­tor of the en­gi­neer­ing in­sti­tute. Un­der the strate­gic plan, the in­sti­tute aims to in­crease its fo­cus on re­search and col­lab­o­ra­tion with the in­dus­try, among other things.

IIM-Ban­ga­lore’s dean-pro­grammes, Sourav Mukherji, at­trib­uted its top rank in the man­age­ment seg­ment to its fo­cus on re­search.

In the uni­ver­si­ties sec­tion, Jawa­har­lal Nehru Univer­sity and Univer­sity of Hy­der­abad, which have been the cen­tre of re­cent con­tro­ver­sies, were ranked third and fourth, be­hind IISc and the In­sti­tute

EN­GI­NEER­ING

Man­age­ment

Phar­macy

Univer­sity

IIT Madras

IIM Ban­ga­lore

Ma­ni­pal Col­lege Of Phar­ma­ceu

tical Sciences

In­dian In­sti­tute Of Science Ban­ga­lore

IIT Bom­bay

IIM Ahmed­abad

Univer­sity In­sti­tute Of Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal SciencesChandi­garh

In­sti­tute Of Chem­i­cal Tech­nol­ogy

IIT Delhi

IIM Luc­know

Poona Col­lege Of Phar­macy, Erand­wane,

Pune

Univer­sity Of Hy­dera

bad

IIT Kan­pur

IIM Udaipur

In­sti­tute Of Phar­macy,

Nirma Univer­sity

Tezpur Univer­sity

This is the largest ever global ex­er­cise in terms of rank­ing ever done and the first for the coun­try

SM­RITI IRANI, of Chem­i­cal Tech­nol­ogy-Mum­bai.

The rank­ing was done on the ba­sis of pa­ram­e­ters such as TLR (teach­ing, learn­ing and re­sources); RPC (re­search, pro­fes­sional prac­tice & col­lab­o­ra­tive per­for­mance); grad­u­a­tion out­come (GO); out­reach and in­clu­siv­ity (OI); and per­cep­tion (PR). En­gi­neer­ing and man­age­ment have two cat­e­gories each – cat­e­gory A that in­cludes re­search and teach­ing in­sti­tutes and cat­e­gory B for only teach­ing in­sti­tutes. But no cat­e­gory B rank­ings were re­leased this year due to dis­crep­ancy in data, the NIRF web­site said. “This rank­ing will now make in­formed choices pos­si­ble. Par­ents and stu­dents can now eas­ily re­fer to the rank­ings while opt­ing for an in­sti­tute in higher ed­u­ca­tion,” said hu­man re­sources min­istry sec­re­tary Vi­nay Sheel Oberoi.

In case of global rank­ings like QS and THE (Times Higher Ed­u­ca­tion), the rese-

IIT Kharag­pur

IIM Cal­cutta

Jamia Ham­dard Jawa­har­lal

Nehru Univer­sity arch com­po­nent is 40% and above. “In NIRF, the weight to re­search is 30% bar­ring uni­ver­si­ties where the re­search weight is 40%,” said Kylie Chiew, re­gional so­lu­tion sales di­rec­tor-re­search man­age­ment, at El­se­vier Re­search So­lu­tions. The re­search com­po­nent is mea­sured in terms of the num­ber of re­search pub­li­ca­tions, ci­ta­tions and patents.

“It is a great idea to have a coun­try-spe­cific rank­ing sys­tem, but these rank­ing sys­tems should be bench­marked with the global rank­ing as the ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem is now global,” said Deloitte In­dia di­rec­tor Ro­hin Kapoor. The frame­work was drafted by a core com­mit­tee in­clud­ing Na­tional Board of Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Chair­man Suren­dra Prasad, IIT-Kharag­pur Di­rec­tor PP Chakraborty, IIT-Madras di­rec­tor Bhaskar Ra­ma­murthi and HRD min­istry of­fi­cials. The Na­tional Bureau of Ac­cred­i­ta­tion has un­der­taken the task of do­ing the rank­ing ex­er­cise, while the val­i­da­tion and check­ing of data were done by El­se­vier.

Ac­cord­ing to Irani, col­leges will also fea­ture in the rank­ing from next year.

More than 3,500 in­sti­tutes par­tic­i­pated in this edi­tion, the process for which started in De­cem­ber 2015

Hu­man Re­sources Min­is­ter

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