The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India has launched a ranking framework to evaluate higher educational institutions in India. Ranking of colleges and universities is currently being done by more than 10 private agencies in the country and several other international agencies. The focus of each of these agencies are varied and some are unable to reflect the clear picture considering the regulation for the higher educational institutions in India. To standardize this process, the Ministry decided to come up with a model ranking based on the methodology prepared by a core committee set up by the Ministry. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country.
The parameters broadly cover 'Teaching, Learning and Resources,' 'Research, Professional Practices and Collaborative Performance (RPC)', 'Graduation Outcomes(GO)', 'Outreach an