For higher education institutes in India there would be now its own set of systems to rank the various institutes catering education among students in the nation. This decision is taken keeping the prevalent ranking system in mind. The new system of ranking would focus majorly on the outcomes and rankings should not get confused with that of the accreditation which the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) provide to the educational institutes.
According to the new ranking system that has been proposed there would a total of six groupings of outcomes on which various institutions would get ranked and a list would get prepared of the institutes. The six groupings would be academic performance, teaching-learning resources, graduation outcome, global MoUs and impact/innovation by the institutions. There would be different parameters for ranking educational institutes dealing with Science, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, Medicine, Law and Business Administration. The major educational institutes like IITs, IIMs, SPA, DU and JNU have been asked to re-look at the outcomes and find out if any loopholes are present.
A core team would take the final decision regarding the weightage of the already decided six outcomes. According to a senior HRD ministry official, “It will be marked different from ranking system followed internationally. For instance, Times Higher Education gives 30 per cent to citations, Qs rankings gives 40 percent to academic reputation and ARW ranking system gives 30 percent to alumni award/faculty award. In the new Indian ranking system the weightage factor like perception of an institute would be less and more weightage would be given to teaching/learning, graduation, outcomes and research.”