National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)


The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by Honourable 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.

For India Rankings – 2017, the main ranking parameters remain the same. However, there are a few significant changes in a few sub-parameters. Also, this year every large Institution will be given a common overall rank as well as a discipline specific rank as applicable.

Parameters for India Rankings – 2017

  • Teaching, Learning & Resources
    • 1. Student Strength including Doctoral Students(SS): 20 Marks
    • 2. Faculty-student ratio with emphasis on permanent faculty (FSR): 30 marks
    • 3. Combined metric for Faculty with PhD (or equivalent) and Experience (FQE): 20 marks
    • 4. Financial Resources and their Utilisation (FRU): 30 Marks

  • Research and Professional Practice (RP)
    • 1. Combined metric for Publications (PU): 30 marks
    • 2. Combined metric for Quality of Publications (QP): 40 marks
    • 3. IPR and Patents: Filed, Published, Granted and Licensed (IPR): 15 marks
    • 4. Footprint of Projects, Professional Practice and Executive Development Programs (FPPP): 15 marks

  • Graduation Outcomes (GO)
    • 1. Combined metric for Placement, Higher Studies, and Entrepreneurship (GPHE): 40 marks
    • 2. Metric for University Examinations(GUE): 15 marks
    • 3. Median Salary(GMS): 20 marks
    • 4. Metric for Graduating Students Admitted Into Top Universities (GTOP): 15 marks
    • 5. Metric for Number of Ph.D. Students Graduated (GPHD): 10 marks

  • Outreach and Inclusivity (OI)
    • 1. Percent Students from other states/countries (Region Diversity RD): 30 marks
    • 2. Percentage of Women (Women Diversity WD): 25 marks
    • 3. Economically and Socially Challenged Students (ESCS): 25 marks
    • 4. Facilities for Physically Challenged Students (PCS): 20 marks

  • Perception (PR)
    • 1. Peer Perception: Employers and Research Investors (PREMP): 25 marks
    • 2. Peer Perception: Academic Peers(PRACD): 25 marks
    • 3. Public Perception (PRPUB): 25 marks
    • 4. Competitiveness (PRCMP): 25 marks

For more details please visit NIRF website.

Data submitted by Indian Institute of Technology Mandi to National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) in the year: