From next month the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) will rank the top 500 institutes in the country. There will be an eight point ranking matrix based criteria for Engineering and Sciences which has been already worked out by a committee with the members from IIT, IIM, IISER, JNU, The English and Foreign Languages University, Andhra Pradesh and CII and FICCI representatives.
The participating institutes will have to send their data according to each category which will be uploaded on the website. The given data can be accessed by anybody and if they find any questionable or untrue matter then they can raise objections.
A committee member said, “There will be automated validation as well as physical checks. After the success of the pilot run, the ranking may be divided into urban and rural India.”
The ministry has approved the draft proposed for Science which included parameters like teaching-learning, infrastructure, academic and performance. A similar kind of matrix is in process for the ratings of courses in arts, economics and social sciences, medicine, law, management/business administration, hotel management and mass/visual communication.