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Creation of Indian Rankings Society to rank educational institutes: HRD

December 4, 2019

On Monday, December 2, the human resource development (HRD) ministry informed the Lok Sabha that “India Rankings Society (IRS)” was given the accorded approval in August this year with the objective to develop and evolve methodologies and system for the pan-India ranking of higher educational institutions.  

“The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Executive Committee in its 127th meeting held on 21.08.2019 accorded approval for the creation of independent society in the name and style of ‘India Rankings Society (IRS)’ with an objective to develop and evolve methodologies and system for ranking of higher educational institutions and based on such methodologies, rank and rate them under various categories , domain and sub-domain,” said HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishaank’ in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

NIRF Rankings being used at present in India

“Presently, National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is being used for ranking of institutes on five broad generic groups of parameterers namely teaching, learning and resources; research and professional practise; graduation outcomes; Outreach and Inclusivity; perception,” read the HRD ministry’s written reply.

India Ranking 2019 categories

The India Ranking 2019 ranked Indian higher educational institutes under nine categories namely University, Engineering, College, Management, Pharmacy, Law, Architecture, Medical and Overall.

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Source: ANI

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