The Union Minister of Education Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank stated that the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) doesn’t use any classification of journals for ranking. In his statement, he added that the articles that are published in the management discipline are accepted and used for the management institutions rankings. Added to this, the articles that are recorded in the Web of Science and Copus are also used for ranking the management of the institutions. There are no classifications of journals that serve to rank the management of the institutions all across the country. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is completely independent of such practices and methods. The Union Minister of Education Dr Ramesh Pkhriyal Nishank explained this in his statement. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a government organization that practices some legal and legitimate methods to rank the institutions of the country. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) also considers the articles that are published in the FT50 journals. These articles do provide some additional advantages and status to the organisations.
What is NIRF?
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) lines all institutes across the nation. The National Board of Accreditation follows a methodology to rate the institutions all across the nations. The first every National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was released in 2016.
Why was NIRF launched?
Beforehand, students used to check QS World University Ranking to check the ranking of the institutions. Some students used to monitor the ratings as per Shanghai ranking based on their preferences. However, these ranking institutes do not take the cultural peculiarities into consideration. To avoid such dilemma, India established the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).
What are the categories of ranking?
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) uses some levels to rank the organizations. The universities and the institutions are ranked on the basis of 10 categories
What are the five parameters of ranking?
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) uses some parameters to check the rankings of the institutes. There are certain parameters of ranking:
Teaching, Learning and resources
Research and professional practices
Outreach and inclusivity
How does the classification take place?
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) refers to categorize the institutions in 4 ratings. These categorizations help to understand the status of institutions in the country. The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) refers to the ABCD rating. The ABCD stands for Australian Business Deans Council. All the research institutes are classified under four categories.
The Australian Business Deans Council (ABCD) has ABCD Business Perspective and Research. This ABCD Business Perspective and Research lists out some journals.
The Australian Business Deans Council (ABCD) has listed out the names of some Indian journals:
Indian Economic Journal
Indian Economic Review
Indian Development and Development Review
Indian Journal of Corporate Governance
Indian Journal of Economics
Indian Journal of Finance
Indian Journal of Finance and Banking
Indian Journal of Gender Studies
Indian Journal of Industrial Relation
Indian Journal of Labour Economics
Indian Journal of Marketing
More information on NIRF ranking
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) had placed the renowned Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Faculty of Law in the 19th position. The NIRF ranking was done as per the data provided to the National Board of Accreditation (NBA).
Area of Controversy
The distinguished Banaras Hindu University (BHU) denied the ranking saying that the university doesn’t provide any data of the students to the government. The ranking has been available in the public domain.
What did BHU share?
Banaras Hindu University had shared that there were 60 students in the BA LLB program. They graduated from the law department in 2018-19. Out of 60 students, 35 students have been placed with a salary of 8 lakh per annum.
There are 100 institutes that are ranked under the category of University ranking, Overall ranking and College ranking. There are 200 institutes that are ranked under engineering ranking. There are 15-75 institutes that are ranked under management ranking, pharmacy ranking, law ranking, medical ranking, dental ranking and architecture ranking.