The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Rankings, 2019 was released by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MoHRD).
- NIRF ranks higher education institutions across the country.
- As per the 2019 rankings, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras was adjudged the best in the country.
- It was followed by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru and IIT-Delhi.
- While seven IITs feature in the top 10 list, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi and Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi occupied the rest of the places.
- The rankings are released after measuring each institute for the following parameters:
- Teaching, learning, and resources
- Research and professional practice
- Graduation Outcomes
- Outreach and inclusivity
- Perception of the public
- A total of 3127 institutions applied for the rankings framework.
- The MoHRD has been releasing the rankings since 2016.
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Need for NIRF :-
- In international rankings, Indian institutions have been faring badly against their global counterparts.
- In order to improve the rankings of Indian institutions and to bring a competitive spirit among the institutions thereby imparting best education to the people of the country, MHRD has brought out the rankings.