Central and State universities will have to compete with institutions like Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institutes of Management in this year’s official rankings of higher education institutions.

What has happened earlier?
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was put in place by the Ministry of Human Resource Development last year, but the first NIRF ranked engineering colleges, business schools and universities in three separate categories.

How will such ranking be beneficial ?
Officials are accounting for students continuing in higher education and if students passing out from an institution end up doing nothing, there is some problem and that will reflect in the scores, making the institutions work harder.

Thus, such ranking will provide a goal for all institutions and will hence inspire efficient working of the education system.