Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, is yet again the top higher educational institute in the country followed by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, and IIT Bombay, according to the Ministry of Education’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2022.
Among Indian universities, IISc, Jawahar Lal Nehru University , Jamia Milia Islamia, Jadavpur University and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham were among the top five. And among the top five colleges in the country are Miranda House, Hindu College, Presidency College, Loyola College and Lady Shri Ram College for Women.
The top five medical institutes are All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Christian Medical College, Vellore, National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore and Banaras Hindu University.
The top five management institutes are Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, IIM Bengaluru, IIM Kolkata, IIT Delhi and IIM Kozhikode.
This is the seventh consecutive edition of NIRF, which was launched in September 2015. It ranks colleges, universities and research institutions and also provides an overall ranking of all of them combined. Institutes are also ranked across seven subject domains, namely engineering, management, pharmacy, law, medical, architecture and dental.
A total of 4,786 institutions were evaluated on five parameters, which include teaching, learning and resources (TLR), research and professional practice, graduation outcome, outreach and inclusivity and perception.
While participation in the NIRF was voluntary in the initial years, it was made compulsory for all government-run educational institutions in 2018. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said at an event held to launch the rankings that accreditation and assessment of every higher education institution will be made mandatory and all institutions will have to be part of the NIRF ranking system. He said that the two accreditation systems - National Assessment and Accreditation Council for institutional accreditation (NAAC) and National Board of Accreditation for programmes (NBA) - will be merged and institutes will have to have either NAAC accreditation or NIRF rank to be able to receive government funds.
He also said that soon, there will be a system for accreditation of schools in the country.