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IISERs to get separate National Ranking Framework soon: Irani

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

The National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) will have a separate set of parameters for the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) from the next academic year.

Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani said this today while addressing the foutth convocation of IISER Kolkata at Mohanpur in Nadia. NIRF, introduced by the current government, is the rankings of higher education institutes in the country.

These efforts will improve the study of science that has dipped to 30 percent, pointed out Irani.

The minister said that IISERs have contributed significantly in the study of basic sciences within a very short period. These institutes went ahead forging academic collaboration links with renowned institutes abroad and this will allow the students to access academic facilities abroad while studying at the Indian institutions. This will effectively stem the trend of students going to foreign institutions post their Bachelor and Masters study, she added.

Irani also announced that a two-member team of the HRD Ministry will visit the institute to assess shortage of hostel facilities faced by students and faculty and also find out other priority-needs of the IISER Kolkata.

First published: 28 June 2016, 7:10 IST