In 2016 list of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, five education institutions from Himachal Pradesh have find place in the top private and government institutions.
In the National Institutional Ranking Framework of the HRD Ministry, a first-of-its-kind indigenous ranking framework for higher education institutions, five universities from Himachal Pradesh have been inducted in the top 100 institutions. These universities include IIT Mandi, NIT Hamirpur (Engineering), Jaypee University of Information Technology, Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences (University) and School of Pharmacy, Solan (Pharmacy). It is worth mentioning that Himachal Pradesh University, established in 1975, has failed to make in the list despite huge funding it receives from the state government and UGC.
In engineering discipline, IIT Mandi is ranked 20th while Hamirpur based National Institute of Technology (NIT) has secured 51st position.
In universities category Jaypee University of Information Technology Solan has secured 37th position, while Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences is ranked 66th.
In pharmacy category, School of Pharmacy, Solan is placed at 19th position. In management category, all institutions from the state have failed to find a place in top 100 management institutes.
• Engineering category – IIT (Madras) ranked no. 1, IIT (Bombay) ranked no. 2 and IIT (Kharagpur) ranked no. 3.
• Management category – IIM (Bangaluru) ranked no. 1, IIM (Ahmedabad) ranked no. 2 and IIM (Calcutta) ranked no. 3.
• Universities category- IISc Bangalore ranked no. 1, Institute of Chemical Technology ranked no. 2 and JNU ranked no. 3.
The National Institutional Ranking Framework was launched by the HRD Ministry in September 2015 to evaluate higher educational institutions in Engineering, Management, Universities and Pharmacy categories.
The ranking was initiated in response to global rankings in which Indian universities and colleges’ usually don’t fare too well. Nearly 3,500 Universities and institutes accredited/affiliated to the AICTE/UGC had participated in the survey.