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Union Education Minister Releases India Rankings 2022 of higher educational institutes

 Union Minister Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan released the India Rankings 2022 here today.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Pradhan said that our HEIs are working towards making our education ecosystem more vibrant and making our youth future ready. A robust and objective framework for assessment, accreditation and ranking will play a major role in enhancing quality in the higher education ecosystem, he added.

The Minister further said that we are moving towards creating a knowledge-based economy which is innovation-led and technology-driven. Our higher educational institutions have to play a key role in making India a leading global innovation and digital economy and making quality education affordable and accessible for the bottom of the pyramid population, he added.

The Minister also highlighted following points:

  • Accreditation and assessment shall be mandatory, and every Higher Education Institution need to be accredited. Self-declaration and transparency shall be basis of assessment and accreditation.
  • All the institutions shall also be part of NIRF ranking system.
  • By next year we will unify institutional accreditation presently are done by NAAC and programme accreditation presently being done by NBA.  Ranking on Innovation done earlier by AICTE will henceforth integrated with NIRF.  All institutions will be a part of the combined system of assessment, accreditation and rankings. Such a system will be transparent and objective.
  • From next year NIRF ranking categories will also include Innovation and Entrepreneurship. NIRF rankings categories can be increased as per the needs.
  • There is already work going on rankings of ITIs and Polytechnics.
  • Soon there will be a system where each school is also accredited. We will take state governments on board. Parents will know the standing of school where the child is being admitted.
  • Only those Universities/Colleges which have NAAC grading or NIRF ranking will be eligible for inclusion in the list maintained by the UGC under Section 12 B of the UGC Act, 1956 for receiving financial assistance.
  • Our accreditation and rankings system will also become international and invite foreign institutions to be a part of it.
  • CUET is a step in right direction towards quality and standardization. Any remaining challenge in CUET will be resolved at the earliest.

Key Highlights of India Rankings 2022

  1. Indian Institute of Technology Madras retains its 1st position in Overall Category for fourth consecutive year and in Engineering for seventh consecutive year.
  2. Top 100 in Overall category consists of 40 CFTIs  and CFU (including 38 technical institutions), 26 state universities, 24 deemed universities, 6 private universities, 7 medical institutions and 3 management institutions. 
  3. Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru tops the Universities Category for seventh consecutive year. It stood first in Research Institutions Category for second consecutive year.
  4. IIM Ahmedabad tops in Management subject retaining its first position for third consecutive year.
  5. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi occupies the top slot in Medical for the fifth consecutive year. Moreover, AIIMS is ranked at 9th position in Overall category for the first time.
  6. Jamia Hamdard tops the ranking in Pharmacy for fourth consecutive year.
  7. Miranda House retains the 1st position amongst Colleges for the sixth consecutive year.
  8. IIT Roorkee stands at 1st position in Architecture subject for second consecutive year.
  9. National Law School of India University, Bengaluru retains its first position in Law for the fifth consecutive year.
  10. Colleges in Delhi dominate ranking of colleges with five colleges out of first 10 colleges from Delhi.
  11. The Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences takes the top slot for the first time in Dental Subject displacing Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal.

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