Detailed Review of National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) India Rankings including Uncertainty and Sensitivity

Volume7-Special Issue-December 2022
Mohammad Ghulam Ali
Pages: 418-428 Download Count : 961 View Count: 1000 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.1164605 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


The Higher Education System in India is the world’s third-largest in terms of students, which is just next to China and the United States. Quality teaching, learning and research is the primary issue in Higher Education System. The Ranking and Accreditation process, both are considered as assessment tools, for quality assessment of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and both will give significant impact on the performance outcomes in-term of quality education and research. The quality of education and research will contribute to the sustainable development. In this research paper, a thorough systematic and sequential study of NIRF India Rankings is done considering ranking results up-to year 2020. The paper has also discussed in detail about the ranking process being undertaken and various ranking parameters which are considered in the NIRF Rankings framework for the overall category during the year 2020. The research article is mainly focused on uncertainty and sensitivity issues including some self-explanatory tables which are based on in-depth analysis of scores published on the NIRF public domain for the year 2020 and with a very positive approach in favour of students and their parents, Institution Policy Makers and the Academic Leaders. Some flaws in the rankings have also been observed based on the published documents and educational news. Some additional measures have also been suggested to consider them in the forthcoming years so that the existing ranking framework will become more robust and stable and finally a paper is summarized. Some abbreviations are also included at last of the article.


  • Higher Education
  • Institutional Rankings
  • NIRF
  • National Institutional Ranking Framework
  • Quality Assessment
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Bench-Mark
  • Scholarly Productivity
  • HEIs
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