The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has been approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and launched by Honorable Minister Smriti Irani on 29th September, 2015. The ranking parameters broadly cover:
- Teaching, Learning and Resources
- Research and Professional Practices
- Graduation Outcomes
- Outreach and Inclusivity and
The first parameter; teaching, learning and resources; place importance faculty student ratio, faculty qualifications and experience, library and laboratory facilities and lastly facilities for sports along with extra-curricular activities conducted thereby. The second parameter; research, professional practice and collaborative performance; place importance on peer-reviewed publications, citations of research, IPR and patents, collaborative work and lastly research funding and consulting.
The next ranking parameter on graduation outcomes is measured through public and university examinations, placement, higher studies and entrepreneurship along with mean compensation package of the students. Outreach puts special emphasis on representation of women and socially challenged persons; measured through outreach, region diversity, representation of women, socially challenged students along with facilities provided for physically challenged students.
The last and the fifth ranking parameter; perception; gives a significant importance to the perception of the institution by its stakeholders analysed through suitable survey feedback mechanism.