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Date : Dec 18, 2021

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Topic à Education related issues


  • The sixth edition's highlights include:


  • The top three higher education institutes in the country are IIT-Madras, IISc-Bangalore, and IIT-Bombay.
  • Miranda House has won the list for best college for the second year in a row.
  • IISc Bengaluru was the top-ranked university in the university category.


  • What exactly is NIRF:


  • It is the government's first attempt to rank the country's higher education institutions (HEIs).
  • In 2015, it was first introduced.
  • In the beginning, participation in the NIRF was voluntary; but, in 2018, it became mandatory for all government-run educational institutions.
  • This year, around 6,000 institutions took part in NIRF, which is nearly double the number from 2016.


  • What is the order in which they are ranked:


  • All educational institutions are evaluated on five characteristics in order to be ranked: teaching, learning, and resources, research and professional practises, graduation outcomes, outreach and diversity, and perception.
  • Overall national rating, universities, engineering, college, medical, management, pharmacy, law, architecture, dental, and research are among the best institutions listed by NIRF.


  • Source à The Hindu à 16/12/21 à Page Number 3

Tags : higher education institutions, IIT-Madras

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