NIRF India Ranking 2019

The  National Institutional Ranking Framework was first evolved during 2014-15 by a 16 member Core Committee under the chairmanship of Secretary, appointed by the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India. Keeping the vast landscape of higher education in mind, the NIRF devised separate rankings for different streams and categories. This led to the rankings of management, engineering, pharmacy, architecture as well as general colleges and universities. From 2017, an overall ranking was also introduced. Only institutes having more than 1000 students enrolled were considered for overall ranking.

Parameters for Ranking

The final framework was based on 15-18 parameters clubbed in 5 major groups. These parameters are similar to the ones which are globally accepted. The parameters which were originally identified in 2016 have received some minor changes in 2019. 

Teaching, Learning & Resources
  • Student Strength including Doctoral Students
  • Faculty-student ratio with emphasis on permanent faculty (FSR)
  • Combined metric for Faculty with PhD (or equivalent) and Experience (FQE)
  • Total Budget and Its Utilisation: (CBTU)
Research and Professional Practice
  • Combined metric for Publications (PU)
  • Combined metric for Quality of Publications (QP)
  • IPR and Patents: Filed, Published, Granted and Licensed (IPR)
  • Footprint of Projects and Professional Practice And Executive Development Programs (FPPP)
Graduation Outcomes
  • Combined % for Placement, Higher Studies, and Entrepreneurship (GPHE)
  • Metric for University Examinations: GUE
  • Median Salary
  • Metric for Graduating Students Admitted Into Top Universities (GTOP)
  • Metric for Number of Ph.D. Students Graduated GPHD
Outreach and Inclusivity
  • Percent Students from other states/countries (Region Diversity RD)
  • Percentage of Women (WF) (WS) (WA)
  • Economically and Socially Challenged Students (ESCS)
  • Facilities for Physically Challenged Students (PCS)
  • Peer Perception: Employers and Research Investors (PREMP)
  • Peer Perception: Academics (PRACD)
  • Public Perception (PRPUB)
  • Competitiveness (PRCMP)

Ranking Methodology

Sept 2018 - Finalizing framework for India Rankings 2019

Sept-Oct 2018- Pre-registration and Registration

Oct-Dec 2018 - Data Capturing System and hosting of content on websites of institutions

February 2019 - Publication Data Integration

14th-26th February 2019 - Comments on Data from Stakeholders and Public for Data Validation

Jan-March 2019 - Data Correction based on feedback if any

February- March 2019 - Data Analysis and peer perception survey

8th April 2019 - Announcement of Rank for 2019

Ranking of Various Streams of Indian Colleges 

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