So, the National Institutional Ranking Framework or NIRF Ranking 2018 list is out! Delhi’s Miranda House has been rated as the best college in the government’s annual ranking list of educational institutes.

Other than the Miranda House, there are 05 other DU’s that have made it to the list of top 10 colleges. It a moment of proud for DU but last year, a total of six colleges under the University of Delhi were listed among the top 10.

The top 10 colleges as per the NIRF Ranking 2018 are, Miranda House, St. Stephen’s College, Bishop Heber College (BHC), Hindu College, Presidency College, Loyola College, Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Madras Christian College.

This list is released on yearly basis as per certain parameter set by the ministry. The parameters used for the ranking are Teaching, Learning & Resources, Research and Professional Practice, Graduation Outcomes, Outreach and Inclusivity and Perception.

This year, a total of 4,500 institutes participated in the NIRF Ranking. The Miranda House has topped the ranking with a score of 71, St. Stephen`s College had a score of 70.77, 67.63 for BHC, 67.46 for Hindu College, 66.21 for Presidency College, 66.06 for Loyola College, 63.9 for Shri Ram College of Commerce, 63.53 for Lady Shri Ram College for Women, 62.79 for Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, 60.74 for Madras Christian College.

As per the details submitted by the Colleges, Miranda House has a total number of 157 faculty member with Ph.D. qualifications while the total number of faculty members are 274.  However, in St. Stephen`s College, there are a total number of 86 faculty members, out of which 53 have Ph.D. qualification, while, 48 are the number of female faculty members.

Bishop Heber College, which is situated in Tiruchirappalli, has a total number of 116 faculty members, out of which, 93 number of faculty members have Ph.D. qualification, while there is only 53 number of women faculty member.

In case of Hindu College, the total number of faculty members are 211, 220 in Presidency College, 167 in Loyola College, 141 in SRCC, 140 in LSR College, 64 in Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, 317 in Madras Christian College.

Clearly, from the details as submitted, the Madras Christian College has the highest number of faculty members. The parameters used for NIRF Ranking were out of 100 each.

In comparison to last year, the main ranking parameters, except that there are a few significant changes in a few sub-parameters. Also, this year every large institution has been given a common overall rank as well as a discipline-specific rank as applicable.

For Teaching, Learning & Resources, the points which have been kept in mind are, Student Strength including Doctoral Students, Faculty-student ratio with emphasis on permanent faculty (FSR), Combined metric for Faculty with Ph.D. (or equivalent) and Experience (FQE), Total Budget and Its Utilisation: (CBTU).

For Research and Professional Practice, the key points are, Combined metric for Publications (PU), Combined metric for Quality of Publications (QP), IPR and Patents: Filed, Published, Granted and Licensed (IPR), Footprint of Projects and Professional Practice And Executive Development Programs (FPPP).

The key points for the next parameter, which is, Graduation Outcomes are, Combined % for Placement, Higher Studies, and Entrepreneurship (GPHE), Metric for University Examinations: GUE, Median Salary, Metric for Graduating Students Admitted Into Top Universities (GTOP), Metric for Number of Ph.D. Students Graduated GPHD.

The key points for Outreach and Inclusivity are Percent Students from other states/countries (Region Diversity RD), Percentage of Women (WF)+(WS)+(WA), Economically and Socially Challenged Students (ESCS), Facilities for Physically Challenged Students (PCS).

Lastly, the key points for the parameter, Perception, are Peer Perception: Employers and Research Investors (PREMP), Peer Perception: Academics (PRACD), Public Perception (PRPUB), Competitiveness (PRCMP).

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