A one-day workshop on 'Importance of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)

Aug 25, 2022

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte conducted a ​ ​one-day workshop on 'Importance of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)' on 25th August 2022 to bring awareness ​about NIRF ​among the staff members of the institution. The NIRF outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country with five main parameters.

Dr. K Balaveera Reddy, Former Vice Chancellor, VTU, Belagavi was the keynote speaker for the program. Addressing the NIRF workshop, Dr.​ ​Reddy mentioned, 'Rankings ​​of educational institutions​ ​​at ​national and​ ​​international level​s,​ ​play a very important role in recent times​,​ as it ​signifies the ​quality of higher education as well as the reputation of an​ ​institution​ and has become a deciding factor ​in choosing an institution for higher studies. ​N​IRF aims to identify and recognize top-performing institutions, promote competitiveness among institutions and assist prospective students in their decision-making process when selecting institutions.'

Further, Dr. Balaveera Reddy provided the following suggestions to improve the performance of an educational institute aspiring for NIRF Rankings:

  • Promote qualitative research in the institute on a large scale.
  • Increase the ratio of outside the state, international students in the institute.
  • Placement and higher education listing of alumni should be given due priority by the institute in the form of 'Alumni Tracing'.
  • Bring high-quality journals in every field of study with financial assistance from the management.
  • Promote quality teaching by integrating educational technology.
  • Put in place processes to facilitate granting the patent of the invention.
  • Improve the reputation of the institution of higher education by publicizing using local newspapers.

The category Research & Professional Practices has a major weightage in the NIRF scores that decides the final ranking in NIRF

Shri. N Vinaya Hegde, Chancellor, Nitte DU presided over the function. Dr. Niranjan Chiplunkar, Principal, NMAMIT, welcomed the gathering. Dr. Ramesh Mithanthaya, Vice Principal & Dean (Academics) expressed his gratitude to all the participants from various departments and sections for making the seminar a grand success.

The seminar was attended by Directors, Deans, HoDs and faculty members of the institute.