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  • 10 September, 2021

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India Rankings 2021 NIRF

  • India Rankings 2021 is instituted by National Institutional Ranking Framework.
  • This is the sixth consecutive edition of India Rankings of HEIs in India.''

  • During its maiden year in 2016, rankings were announced for University category as well as for three domain-specific rankings, namely Engineering, Management and Pharmacy institutions.
  • Over the period of six years, three new categories and five new subject domains were added.
  • Now the total tally is four categories, namely Overall, University, College and Research Institutions and 7 subjects, namely Engineering, Management, Pharmacy, Architecture, Medical, Law and Dental in 2021.
  • Research institutions have been ranked for the first time in India Rankings 2021.
  • 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.

Parameters for NIRF India Rankings 2021

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

Five Broad Categories of Parameters and Weightage

  • Each of these five parameters have 2 to 5 sub-parameters.
  • A total number of 16 – 18 sub-parameters are used for ranking of HEIs in different categories and subject domains.
  • Ranks are assigned based on total sum of marks assigned for each of these five broad groups of parameters.
  • In addition to parameters used for Overall category, the following two additional sub-parameters were included in methodology developed afresh for ranking institutions under “Research Institutions”:
  1. Research Papers published in journals covered in the First Quartile of Journal Citation Report (JCRQ1); and
  2. H Index.
  • Besides, sourcing data on various parameters from applicant institutions, third party sources of data have also been used, wherever possible. Scopus (Elsevier Science) and Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) were used for retrieving publications and citations data. Derwent Innovation was used for retrieving data on patents. Data retrieved from these sources was shared with the institutions for transparency with a provision to give their inputs.

Key Highlights of India Rankings 2021:

  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras retains 1st Position in Overall Category as well as in Engineering for the third consecutive year.
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru tops the University as well as Research Institution category introduced for the first time in India Rankings 2021.
  • IIM Ahmedabad tops in Management subject and All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi occupies the top slot in Medical for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Jamia Hamdard tops the list in Pharmacy subject for the third consecutive year.
  • Miranda College retains 1st position amongst colleges for the fifth consecutive year.
  • IIT Roorkee takes the top slot for the first time in Architecture subject displacing IIT Kharagpur.
  • National Law School of India University, Bangalore retains its first position for in Law for the fourth consecutive years.
  • Colleges in Delhi dominate ranking of colleges with five colleges out of first 10 colleges from Delhi.
  • Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, secure 1st position in “Dental” category.

Source: PIB


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