With National Institutional Ranking Framework All Universities and Colleges to get Ranking by UGC till April 2016

Written by Harshad Patankar

Taking a admission to the right college is always a challenge, so to help decision rating or reviews of the different persons or agencies are taken into consideration. But can we rely on such reviews and ratings ? as we can not guarantee genuineness of such content.

“The system of rating is already messed up, with institutions getting different ratings from different agencies, and the new system will create more confusion,”

said H Maheshappa, Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka. So Instead of having multiple regulatory bodies, the government should either have one of its own regulatory bodies or one private agency to rank institutions he told the Times of India in an interview.

The new ranking system will be created by separate institution and government has formed National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF), which has been accepted by the MHRD and launched by Honourable Minister for Human Resource Development on 29th September, 2015.

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Under its ranking system; which is spanning all courses, universities and colleges, public and private, initiated by the University Grants Commission (UGC)

How the ranks will be calculated ?

The methodology draws from the overall recommendations arrived at by a Core Committee set up by MHRD. Broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions may include

  • Teaching, Learning and Resources
  • Research and Professional Practices
  • Graduation Outcomes
  • Outreach and Inclusivity
  • Perception

The portal where universities can register themselves for the quantitative rating, had in late November gone live.

Which Institutions are get evaluated and get Rank ?

The institutions includes colleges or universities in the following area

  1. Engineering
  2. Management
  3. Pharmacy
  4. Architecture
  5. Universities and Colleges

We can expect the ratings for all institutions in April 2016.

How is the reaction from the Institutions ?

The decision is under the disambiguation from the verious institution and they are feeling that if the poor ranking will lead to fewer funds from the government. One of the comment fromMeena Rajiv Chandawkar, VC of the Karnataka State Women’s University (KSWU), Vijayapura. is follows

“If the NIRF considers this (lack of funds for research) and provides a poor ranking to such universities, it is not justifiable. It will demotivate universities. Poor ranking will lead to fewer funds for universities,”

also some are having concern on updations of the ranking and correctness of the ranking.

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Though the Regulatory authorities are also unwilling to accept the newly announced system, State authorities find the new rating system, which is being seen as India’s equivalent to QS World University rankings, redundant as regulatory bodies like AICTE (for engineering), MCI (medical) and NATA (architecture) already exist.


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Harshad Patankar

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