Last week, the Indian MoE (Ministry of Education) released this year’s National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021 ranking list online. The National Institute Ranking Framework is a government-issued report that categorises and ranks every recognised educational institution in the country.
The framework utilises five broad scanning parameters to judge each university. The five parameters are Perception (PR), Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI), and Research and Professional Practice (RP). The researchers then summarised marks for each of the five groups and assign aggregate scores to the colleges.
Apart from engineering, NIRF had ten other disciplinary categories for 2021. These include programmes under medicine, management, pharma, marketing, and more. Interested candidates can view the official lists on the framework’s website, www.nirfindia.org/2021/Ranking.html
For engineering institutions, the Indian Institutes of Technology have once again scored top positions within the NIRF. Consequently, 8 of the top 10 Indian engineering colleges remain IITs. Notably, IIT-Madras is the top university overall within the country for the sixth year running. However, non-IIT colleges have also received notable positions this year. Firstly, the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, has obtained the 9th engineering position nationally. Meanwhile, the National Institute of Technology Karnataka received 10th place within the engineering category.