What is NIRF and what are it’s parameters?

What is NIRF and what are it’s parameters??

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a government body approved by the MHRD which ranks the educational institutions across the nation based on certain parameters. The ranking by NIRF is supposed to reflect the quality and integrity of the education the institution provides.

Their 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”.

It’s ranking parameters are:

  1. Teaching, Learning & Resources
  • Student Strength including Doctoral Students.
  • Faculty-student ratio with emphasis on permanent faculty (FSR).
  • Combined metric for Faculty with PhD (or equivalent) and Experience (FQE).
  • Total Budget and Its Utilisation: (CBTU).
  1. Research and Professional Practice
  • Combined metric for Publications (PU).
  • Combined metric for Quality of Publications (QP).
  • IPR and Patents: Filed, Published, Granted and Licensed (IPR).
  • Footprint of Projects and Professional Practice And Executive Development Programs (FPPP).
  1. Graduation Outcomes
  • Combined % for Placement, Higher Studies, and Entrepreneurship (GPHE).
  • Metric for University Examinations: GUE.
  • Median Salary.
  • Metric for Graduating Students Admitted Into Top Universities (GTOP).
  • Metric for Number of Ph.D. Students Graduated GPHD.
  1. Outreach and Inclusivity
  • Percent Students from other states/countries (Region Diversity RD).
  • Percentage of Women (WF) + (WS) + (WA).
  • Economically and Socially Challenged Students (ESCS).
  • Facilities for Physically Challenged Students (PCS).
  1. Perception
  • Peer Perception: Employers and Research Investors (PREMP).
  • Peer Perception: Academics (PRACD).
  • Public Perception (PRPUB).
  • Competitiveness (PRCMP).
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