Smriti Irani, the Union HRD Minister has launched the national institutional ranking framework that would rank the higher educational institutes in the country. She said, “This will meet the need for a framework that would enable parents, students, teachers, educational institutions and other stakeholders to rank institutions on the basis of a set of objective parameters and a transparent process.”
Through this new ranking framework various institutes offering various streams of higher education would be able to get compared separately in their own respective groups. Those institutes belonging to engineering or management streams would get ranked among the other such institutes through this new framework. The parameters over which the ranking would depend are set to be: teaching, learning and resources, research, consulting and collaborative performance; graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity; and perception.
The framework has been designed by an able team of experts who belong to the field of education and hold posts such as heads of institutions. The portal as well as the new framework is presently available only for the engineering and management related institutions around the country. It would further get extended to other disciplines such as architecture, pharmacy and humanities in a month’s time around various universities.
According to the HRD minister Smriti Irani, this new framework is quite Indianized in nature and consists of parameters like diversity and inclusiveness along with excellence in teaching, learning and research to meet the requisite Indian higher education institute ranking needs. From the next month onwards there would be methodologies, parameters and process of ranking universities available for the architecture and planning institutes, available in the framework.