NIRF India Rankings 2020 Analyzing the Ranking Parameters and Score of Top 100 Universities

Keywords: NIRF, Ranking, Universities, Research Productivity, Ranking of Universities, Library expenditure


National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was launched on 29 September 2015 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India to rank the academic & research institutions across the country. The NIRF E-release of India Ranking 2020 was held on 11th June 2020. The present study analyses the top 100 Universities in terms of visualisation of data, the relationship of ranking with the parameters, and the relations among these parameters. Results of the study indicate that the Teaching, Learning & Resources (TLR) score for all the universities was almost similar while Research and Professional Practice (RP) score had a considerable variation and played a significant role in ranking by having a positive linear correlation with the total score with the value of R2= 0.746. RP also has a strong correlation with the Peer Perception (PR) of the university. The average library expenditure of top-10 universities was 9.45 crore per annum. It was also found that library expenditure has a positive correlation with RP and the universities with higher research productivity also have a more outstanding quality of publication in terms of citations.

How to Cite
Kumar, A., Singh, K., & Siwach, A. K. (2021). NIRF India Rankings 2020 Analyzing the Ranking Parameters and Score of Top 100 Universities. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 41(5), 385-390.
Research Paper