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Overview: The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by Honorable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015.This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations broad understanding arrived at by a Core Committee set up by MHRD, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions.

The parameters broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcomes,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception”.

India Rankings – 2016 based on this framework were released on 4th April 2016

Table Contain shows Parameters

Table Contain shows Parameters


Teaching, Learning & Resources

Research & Professional Practices


Graduation Outcomes

Outreach & Inclusivity


Student Strength including Doctoral Students


Combined metric for Publications (PU)


Combined % for Placement, Higher Studies, & Entrepreneurship (GPHE)


Percent Students from other states/countries (Region Diversity RD)


Peer Perception: Employers and Research Investors (PREMP)


Faculty-student ratio with emphasis on permanent faculty (FSR)


Combined metric for Quality of Publications (QP)


Metric for University Examinations: GUE


Percentage of Women (WF) + (WS) + (WA)


Peer Perception: Academics (PRACD)


Combined metric for Faculty with PhD (or equivalent) and Experience (FQE)


IPR and Patents: Filed, Published, Granted and Licensed (IPR)


Median Salary


Economically and Socially Challenged Students (ESCS)


Public Perception (PRPUB)


Total Budget and Its Utilisation: (CBTU)


Footprint of Projects and Professional Practice & Executive Development Programs (FPPP)


Metric for Graduating Students Admitted Into Top Universities (GTOP)


Facilities for Physically Challenged Students (PCS


Competitiveness (PRCMP)




Metric for Number of Ph.D. Students Graduated GPHD



Table Contain shows National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)

Table Contain shows National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)







Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras  

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal


Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chandigarh


Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi


University of Hyderabad  

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi  

Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow

Poona College Of Pharmacy, Erandwane, Pune


Tezpur University

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Indian Institute of Management Udaipur

Institute Of Pharmacy, Nirma University, Ahmedabad

  NIRF – 2017 Ranking Changes

  • All institutions to be given common rank
  • Minimum 1000 students enrolled
  • Centrally funded
  • Focused institutes with less than 1000 students will be given discipline specific rank
  • Undergraduate institutes would also be ranked
  • Open Universities and Affiliated Universities wouldn’t be ranked

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