Indian Higher Education Institutes to Have National Rankings by April 2016

Published Date : Dec 11, 2015

A senior government official reported that the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) will present rankings of institutes for higher education in April 2016. While speaking at the National Human Resource Management Summit, Vinay Sheel Oberoi, the secretary at the department of higher education stated that about 2,800 institutes applied to secure national rankings. This summit was organized by All India Management Association (AIMA).

Oberoi further added that the national rankings will overcome some loopholes of the global rankings, despite which the institutes should aim for securing a good global position. The responsibility of ranking several institutes in India has been handed over to the National Institutional Rating Framework (NIFR), which will submit the report on the first Monday of April 2016.

Oberoi has been spearheading the AIMA’s report “Indian Management Education: A Way Forward”.  He said that the government intends to reach a gross enrolment ratio (GER) of 27-28%, which is currently staggering at from 22% at the higher education levels.  The report also highlighted some problems in the management education system such as regulatory regime, poor planning, lack of connection between the industry and management institutions, and the permanent rankings debate. 

Mohandas Pai, the vice-president of AIMA and chairperson of the Manipal Global Education stated that the India can become a global educator if it provides better quality of management talent because this country provides more number of MBAs than the US does. Pai also suggested that there is a dire need for a different regulatory process to manage the sector of management education.