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NIRF ranking is India’s highest educational institutional ranking authority, whose full form is National Institutional Ranking Framework. It was launched by the honourable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th Sep 2015, to rank institutions across the nation.


What is NIRF ranking 2023?

NIRF ranking 2023 become the highest benchmarking tool to rank the educational institutes across the country. In 2015, Education Minister started the NIRF ranking framework to enhance the culture of excellence, promote transparency, and offer valuable insights to students, parents, and policymakers.


Is NIRF ranking 2023 released?

NIRF ranking 2023 was released on 5th Jun 2023. As the ranking 2023 is released, this article will provide insights into the significance of ranking and explore the top-performing institutes under various categories.


Which university is ranked 1 in NIRF Ranking 2023?


High Ranking Institutions:

  • Overall University Category:
    1. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras
    2. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore
    3. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay
  • Engineering Category:
    1. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras
    2. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi
    3. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay
  • Management Category:
    1. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad
    2. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore
    3. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta
  • Pharmacy Category:
    1. Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
    2. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) Mohali
    3. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  • Medical Category:
    1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi
    2. Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh
    3. Christian Medical College, Vellore

How many colleges are ranked by NIRF Ranking 2023?

Usually, NIRF ranking 2023, is practiced to follow to rank 100 colleges under each category. The following are the 13 different categories with the number of institutions:


Category No of Top Institutions
Overall 100
Universities 100
Colleges 100
Research Institutions 50
Engineering 100
Management 100
Pharmacy 100
Medical 50
Dental 40
Law 30
Architecture & Planning 30
Agriculture & Allied Sectors 40
Innovation 10

What are the parameters considered for the NIRF Ranking 2023?


a.)     Teaching Learning and Resources: Consider parameters related to core activities of any place of teaching and learning.

b.)     Research and Professional Practice: Expertise and excellence in teaching are closely connected with the scholarship.

c.)     Graduation Outcome: These parameters monitor the ultimate test of the effectiveness of core teaching and learning.

d.)     Outreach and Inclusive: NIRF Ranking 2023 framework considers significant importance in the representation of women.

e.)     Perception: Ranking methodology gives special emphasis to the perception of the institutions.


What is the last date of NIRF ranking 2023?

Every year Ministry of Education releases the invitation application for the participation of all the qualified and better-performing institutions for the National Institutional Ranking Framework for the ensuing year. For NIRF ranking 2023, the application was released last year, and whose last date of online registration was 8th November 2022. In total, 5543 unique institutions applied for the ranking 2023 to rank themselves. In all, 8686 applications were received to participate under various categories, domains, sectors, and areas of specialization by these 5543 institutions.


Is the NIRF done every year?

NIRF ranking is done basis on the 5-year comprehensive assessment of the institutions, however, NIRF is carried out annually.  It is quite possible that the institutions with good grade and accreditation may perform badly in the future, that’s why ranking event is carried out yearly.


Before accrediting and ranking the institutions, NIRF does the data validation by themselves and also with the help of other reliable third-party sources like Scopus or Web of Science. This data is more valid and correct in nature. The score provided by the NIRF framework is the relative one, not the absolute one in nature. NIRF score states where the institution is standing vis a vis other institutions under a similar category.


Significance of NIRF Ranking 2023:

NIRF ranking 2023 will play a very crucial role for the students and parents in taking an informed decision before taking admission to higher institutions. The ranking provides a fair and objective assessment of an institution’s performance and conduct and helps to identify the area of excellence, expertise, and achievements. The institutions which are continuously performing well and achieving higher NIRF rankings are recognized as the center of excellence and attract talented students, faculty, and high research funding. Moreover, the NIRF ranking increases the healthy competition among the institutes and encourages them to consistently perform well, driving and motivating them to continuously enhance the standards and quality of education.


Challenges and Areas of Improvement:

There are some challenges and opportunities for improvement. One such challenge is the heavy dependency on self-reported data, which may lead to manipulation and discrepancies. For the reliability and accuracy of the data, need to ensure the maintaining the integrity of the rankings. More on, there need to incorporate more qualitative measures and parameters to assess the excellency and expertise of educational institutions.

NIRF Ranking 2023 provides qualitative data to assess the institutional parameter, which offers better insight to make informed decisions for the students and all other stakeholders about the higher educational institutions of the nation. NIRF ranking needs to take more stern steps and measures to collect more reliable data and qualitative aspects about the institutions to provide better information to all the relevant stakeholders.

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