National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a pioneering initiative by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India, aimed at promoting a culture of excellence in higher education institutions across the country. Through a comprehensive evaluation based on predefined parameters, NIRF ranks universities and colleges to encourage healthy competition and drive continuous improvement.

By participating in the NIRF ranking process, institutions gain valuable insights into their strengths and areas for improvement, paving the way for enhanced educational standards and global recognition.

Key Parameters of NIRF:

Teaching and Learning Resources:

The quality of teaching and the availability of learning resources play a crucial role in the ranking process.

Research and Professional Practice:

NIRF evaluates the research output, quality, and impact, along with professional practice, to assess the institution’s contribution to the academic and industry sectors.

Graduation Outcomes:

The framework considers the success rate of graduating students, their employability, and further study opportunities.

Outreach and Inclusivity:

NIRF also assesses the inclusivity of institutions in terms of regional diversity and the support provided to disadvantaged sections of society.


The ranking methodology gives a significant importance to the perception of the institution.