All institutions will be part of NIRF, schools will soon be accredited: Dharmendra Pradhan

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday that by next year institutional accreditation will be harmonized and every higher education institution will be part of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). . He went on to say that soon there would be a system in place that required all schools in the country to be accredited.

Affirming that accreditation and evaluation should be mandatory, Mr. Pradhan said that every institution of higher education should be accredited and that self-declaration and transparency should be the basis of evaluation and evaluation. accreditation.

Innovation and entrepreneurship will be included in the 2022 NIRF rankings

“By next year, we will unify institutional accreditation, which is currently done by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), and program accreditation is currently done by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). “Innovation Ranking, earlier done by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), will now be integrated into the NIRF. All institutions will be part of the combined assessment, accreditation and ranking system. Such a system will be transparent and objective, the minister said.

“From next year, the NIRF ranking categories will also include innovation and entrepreneurship. The number of NIRF ranking categories can be increased as needed. Work is already underway on the ITI rankings and polytechnics,” he added.

Mr Pradhan was addressing the rally at the launch of the NIRF for 2022. “Soon there will be a system under which every school will be equally accredited. We will be taking state governments on board. Parents will know the position of schools where their children are admitted,” he said.

Institutions must be with NAAC ratings or NIRF rankings for financial aid

The Minister of Education has stated that in order to be included on the list maintained by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 12B of the UGC Act 1956 for financial assistance, only universities and institutions with NAAC or NIRF ratings will be eligible. .

“Our accreditation and ranking system will also become international and invite foreign institutions to be part of it. Several private higher education institutions apply an affirmative action or reservation policy. All private HEIs must move in this direction to ensure inclusive education and complying with the National Education Policy Principles (NEP) 2020. Institutions should become multidisciplinary. IITs in the top 10 in the management category show that the market also wants multidisciplinary education and institutions” , Mr. Pradhan said.

IIT Madras lands top spot in NIRF 2022 ranking

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras retained the top spot among all educational institutes in the country for the fourth consecutive year, while Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru was voted the best academic institution and research, according to the NIRF’s seventh edition launched on Friday. Seven IITs – IIT-Madras, IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Kharagpur, IIT-Roorkee and IIT-Guwahati – were in the top 10 overall.

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) were ranked ninth and tenth respectively in the overall ranking. In the “universities” category, IISc-Bengaluru took first place, followed by JNU and Jamia Millia Islamia. Banaras Hindu University (BHU), which was ranked third last year in the category, has slipped to sixth position this year.

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