NIRF Ranking List 2021 Updates: The Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today released the National Institute of Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021. The list was revealed through a webcast on the official website of the ranking platform – nirfindia.org. IIT-Madras has managed to retain its number one position in the overall educational institutes and engineering categories. The institute has bagged the second position in the newly introduced ‘research’ category.
Similarly, IISc Bangalore remains the top university in India and number 1 in the research category.
The ranking framework judges institutions under five broad generic groups of parameters of Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and Perception (PR). Ranks are assigned based on the total sum of marks assigned for each of these five broad groups of parameters.
“Rankings are the measure of the quality and excellence of an institution. We must develop regional ranking frameworks and also work to ensure that our ranking framework emerges as a benchmark not only in the country, but also globally, especially for the developing economies,” Pradhan said.