New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani will roll out Indian ranking system for higher education institutions. Government will soon frame domestic ranking system in an answer to global ranking agencies as Indian institutes and universities such as the IITs, have never been able to make the cut.
The new step has been taken in order to improve the standards of higher education in India. Ranking framework will be across disciplines which takes into account the perception of an institute, research activity, outreach and inclusive through reservations. It will be issued by HRD Minister Smriti Irani following marathon meetings of a core committee headed by the HRD Ministry higher education Secretary.
The committee comprised of National Board of Accreditation Chairman (NBA) Surendra Prasad, IIT-Madras Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi, IIT-Kharagapur Director PP Chakraborty besides the higher education secretary and HRD ministry officials.
According to official note, “The Indian ranking system will be based on research, graduation outcome, teaching learning, resources, collaborative performances, inclusiveness (through reservations) and perception”.
Ranking list is expected to issue soon in January/February 2016 which will cover the fields like engineering, management, law etc. It has been decided institutes and universities in different sectoral like engineering, management will be compared separately. The same criteria applies on other fields law, arts, humanities etc.
The methodology outlined would start a new era of accountability in higher education in the country,” Prasad said.
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