NIRF

Indian Higher Education is in need of radical reforms. A focus on enforcing higher standards of transparency, strengthening of the vocational and doctoral educational pipeline and professionalization of the sector through stronger institutional responsibility would help in re-prioritizing efforts towards excellence. To achieve this aim MHRD has taken an initiative to establish a ranking agency for quality assessment.


The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was launched on 29th September 2015 by MHRD to rank Higher Educational Institutions in the Country based on objective, verifiable criteria to promote competitive excellence in the higher educational institutions. For the use of the participating institutions (institutes accredited/affiliated to the AICTE/UGC) a web based platform has been set up, in which the institutions are invited to register themselves.


Ranking promotes competition among the Universities and drives them to strive for excellence. The rankings assume significance as performance of institutions has been linked with “Institutions of Eminence” scheme. Only Higher Educational Institutions currently placed in the top 500 of Global Rankings or top 50 of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) are eligible to apply for the eminence tag. Institutions with the eminence tag would be allowed greater autonomy without having to report to the University Grants Commission (UGC). They would be able to admit foreign students and recruit faculty from abroad, and follow a flexible course and fee structure to enable them to vault to the ranks of the top Global Institution. The private Institutions of Eminence can also come up as ‘greenfield ventures’ - provided the sponsoring organization submits a convincing perspective plan for 15 years.


The parameters used for ranking broadly cover :

  • Teaching, Learning & Resources (30% Weight in Total Score)
  • Research and Professional Practice (30% Weight in Total Score )
  • Graduation Outcomes (20% Weight in Total Score)
  • Outreach and Inclusivity (10% Weight in Total Score)
  • Perception (10% Weight in Total Score)

The Educational Institutions across the Country were ranked in nine categories –Overall, Universities, Engineering, Colleges, Management, Pharmacy, Medical, Architecture and Law


As Industry and Services sector in India would require a gross incremental work force of 250 million by 2030. Given the expected socio economic scenario in 2030 India would need a robust Higher Education System that can deliver on multiple imperatives. To achieve the envisioned state in 2030 transformational and innovative interventions would be required across all levels of the Higher Education system.NIRF plays a key role in identifying the top level institutions which can occupy a prominent place among higher educational institutions globally.

Workshop Overview

The focus of governments for the past few years has been to achieve three important goals – “access, equality and excellence”. Although substantial progress has been made over the years a lot more needs to be done to achieve all the three goals, particularly on the excellence front. The Ministry of HRD and regulatory bodies have initiated a series of reforms and have also introduced several schemes to bring ‘quality’ to the top agenda of Indian Higher Education.

This workshop aims to cover the following objectives to strengthen the quality enhancement measures of higher educational institutions, accordingly technical sessions have been designed.


Objectives

  • To bring awareness about the parameters with relative weights.
  • To bring awareness on innovative and best teaching learning practices for enhancing knowledge and employable skills of the students.
  • To bring awareness about the quality research publications and patents.
  • Deliberations on inclusivity and diversity in ranking process.
  • Discussing different outreach programs with national priority for better ranking.
  • Explaining the methods to enhance the perception levels of peers and other stakeholders of Higher Educational Institutions.

EXPECTED OUTCOME

The deliberations of the workshop build the capacity of the institutions in data uploading process for NIRF Ranking and also helps them in identifying their score position.

Date:

18th & 19th October 2019

Time:

10AM - 6PM

Venue:

UGC MINI Auditorium, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTUH) Hyderabad Kukatpally,
Hyderabad - 500 085, Telangana, India

Inaugural & Valedictory Guests

Prof. M.P. Poonia

Vice Chairman,
AICTE, New Delhi.

Dr. B. Janardhan Reddy, IAS

Secretary to Government,
Department of Higher Education, Telangana State.

Sri. Jayesh Ranjan, IAS

Principal Secretary, Information Technology (IT),
Government of Telangana, Hyderabad.
In-charge Vice Chancellor, JNTUH.

Sri. Navin Mittal, IAS

Commissioner, Collegiate Education &
Technical Education Department,
Govt. of Telangana, Hyderabad.

Prof. V. Venkata Ramana

Vice Chairman,
Telangana State Council of Higher Education
Hyderabad.

Dr. N. Yadaiah

Registrar,
JNT University, Hyderabad.


Speakers

Prof. S.C. Sahasrabudhe

Former Deputy Director, IIT Bombay. Former Director, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Prof. Surendra Prasad

Former Director, IIT, New Delhi. Former Chairman, National Board of Accreditation (NBA)

Dr. Anil Kumar Nassa

Member Secretary National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi

Prof. N. Siva Prasad

Pro. Vice Chancellor, GITAM University, Hyderabad Campus. Former Prof. IIT, Madras.

Dr. Yajulu Medury

Director, Mahindra École Centrale College of Engineering, Hyderabad.

Prof. B. Raja Shekhar

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad

K.R. Srivathsan

Professor (Retd.) IIT Kanpur Former Director, Chinmaya Institute of Technology, Kannur - Kerala Former Visiting Professor, IIT Bhubaneswar.

Dr. V. M. Pandari Pandey

ex Vice Chancellor B.A.M.U , ex Director VNIT Nagpur and Adjunct Prof. ECE Dept OU .

Dr. Madhukar B. S.

(Formerly, Adviser and General Council , Executive Committee member in NAAC) & presently Member of the Assessment Committee of Yoga Certification Board (YCB), Ministry of AYUSH.

Dr. Mangala Sunder K

Professor Dept. of Chemistry IIT Madras

Dr. Saket Asthana

Professor Advanced Functional Materials Laboratory Department of Physics Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

Prof. S. Ramachandram

Former Vice-Chancellor, Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Workshop on Quality enhancement measures in Higher, Technical, Professional and
Management Educational Institutions with special focus on NIRF India Rankings - 2020

Time Description
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM

Welcoming Guests on to dais

Lighting of the Lamp by
All the dignitaries
10:10 AM - 10:20 AM

Welcome address by

Sri. Navin Mittal, IAS
Commissioner
Collegiate Education & Technical Education Department,
Govt. of Telangana, Hyderabad.

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

Addressed by

Sri. Jayesh Ranjan, IAS
Vice Chancellor, JNTUH.
Principal Secretary,
IT & Industry, Government of Telangana.

10:40 AM - 10:50 AM

Addressed by

Prof. V. Venkata Ramana
Vice Chairman,
Telangana State Council of Higher Education Hyderabad.

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

Key note Address by Chief Guest

Prof. M.P. Poonia
Vice Chairman, AICTE, New Delhi.

11:10 AM - 11:20 AM

Vote of thanks

K. Venkatesh
Director,
Institute for Academic Excellence, Hyderabad.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Graduate Outcome - Attainments

Prof. N. Siva Prasad
Pro. Vice Chancellor,
GITAM University, Hyderabad Campus.
Former Prof. IIT, Madras.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Perception

Prof. S. Ramachandram
Former Vice Chancellor,
Osmania University, Hyderabad.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

LUNCH BREAK

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

NIRF Case Study

Dr. Mangala Sunder Krishnan,
Ph.D.(McGill,Canada)
Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry,
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai.

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Quality of Research in Higher Education System

Prof. Pandhari Pande
Ex-Vice Chancellor,
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada
University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
Ex Director, VNIT, Nagpur, Maharashtra

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

TEA BREAK

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presentation and Interaction on NIRF Data Capturing System

1) Dr. Ram Prasad
2) Dr. M. Kamala Rani
Senior Academic Consultant,
IAE, Hyderabad.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Effective Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for Enhanced Quality Education

Prof. K.R. Srivathsan
Professor (Retd.) IIT Kanpur
First Director, IIITM - Kerala

Time Description
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Academic Excellence in Higher

Prof. Surendra Prasad
Former Director, IIT, New Delhi.
Former Chairman, National Board of Accreditation (NBA).

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Best Practices in Teaching and Learning in outcome based education

Prof. S.C. Sahasrabudhe
Former Deputy Director, IIT Bombay
Former Director,
Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Addressed by

Dr. Anil Kumar Nassa
Member Secretary, NBA,
MHRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

11:45 AM - 12:00 NOON

TEA BREAK

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Outreach and Inclusivity - Strategies

Dr. Yajulu Medury
Director,
Mahindra Ecole Centrale College of Engineering, Hyderabad.

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Achieving Excellence in Research and Professional Practice by

Prof. B. S. Madhukar
Formerly, Adviser and General Council , Executive Committee member in NAAC.
Member of the Assessment Committee of Yoga Certification Board (YCB), Ministry of AYUSH.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

LUNCH BREAK

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Role of Teaching, Learning & Resources in NIRF Ranking

Prof. B. Raja Sekhar
Pro Vice Chancellor,
Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad.

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

NIRF Ranking Case Study

Prof. Saket Asthana
Professor, Advanced Functional Materials Laboratory
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

TEA BREAK

4:00 PM onwards

Participation Certificates Distribution & Valedictory

i) Sri. Navin Mittal, IAS
Commissioner, Collegiate Education &
Technical Education Department,
Govt. of Telangana, Hyderabad.

ii) Dr. N. Yadaiah
Registrar,
JNT University, Hyderabad.



Who can Participate

Management, Principal & Sr. Faculty



  • Universities
  • Engineering Colleges
  • Management Institutions
  • Medical Colleges
  • Law Colleges
  • Pharmacy Colleges
  • Architecture Colleges
  • Degree Colleges


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