Ranking of Universities: A Study for Last Four Years of Top 25 Indian Universities


  • Debdas Mondal Research Scholar, Department of Library and Information Science, Mansarovar Global University, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Anil Singh Research Guide, Department of Library and Information Science, Mansarovar Global University, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Debal C. Kar Research Co-Guide, University Librarian, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University Delhi, Delhi, India




National Institutional Ranking Framework, NIRF, Ranking Parameters, Top 25 Universities-Ranking, Performance of Ranking Parameters , Sub-Parameters


National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a system adopted by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India (formerly referred to as Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)), so as to rank all institutions. However, all things considered the NIRF results from a separate perspective this complete exercise has laid the very foundations of data-driven education and e-governance. The NIRF Ranking System is predicated on five parameters i) TLR, ii) RP, iii) GO, iv) OI and v) PR a stress on adopting an ERP framework to make sure a gentle real-time flow of the multifaceted datasets from institutions could have helped the cause during a much remarkable manner. This study is meant to analyzing the contributions made by the highest 25 Universities as ranked by NIRF within the aspects of various sub-parameters score under Research and Professional Practices key parameter. This article analyses data on three years (2019, 2020 & 2021 of India Rankings to assess its impact on performance of Teaching, Learning and Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RP), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Peer Perception (PR) parameters and their sub-parameters of top 25 universities are discussed. The analysis of knowledge on four years of India Rankings, i.e. 2018 to 2021 on various performance sub-parameters of top 25 universities provides a stimulating rank and score reveal that participating institutions are improving every year and getting improved scores. The HEIs are also making tremendous efforts to enhance their performance on various parameters or sub-parameters identified by the NIRF for the ranking of universities.


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How to Cite

Mondal, D., Singh, A., & Kar, D. C. (2021). Ranking of Universities: A Study for Last Four Years of Top 25 Indian Universities. Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services, 11(2), 31–44. https://doi.org/10.51983/ijiss-2021.11.2.2959