The rankings were done under six categories — engineering, management, pharmacy and universities. The institutions were usually ranked under Category A (those engaged in research and teaching) and Category B institutions (mainly those engaged in teaching). The rankings released this year were only with respect to Category A institutions.
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) approved by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has ranked 50 pharma colleges across India this year based on 5 parameters teaching, learning and resources; research and professional practices; graduation outcomes; outreach and inclusivity; and perception.
Nearly 454 pharmacy colleges across India opted for to participate in the survey besides 609 management colleges and institutions, 1,438 engineering and 233 universities. The MHRD approved the frameworks for ranking and adopted the National Institutional Ranking Framework which ranks institutions across the country.
The framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology drawn by a Core Committee set up by MHRD, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions. The parameters broadly cover teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity, and perception.
Twelve pharma colleges from Karnataka, nine from Maharashtra, Seven from Tamil Nadu, Five from Gujarat, two each from Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh respectively were ranked among 50 pharma colleges by NIRF. Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Science, Karnataka was leading among the 50 pharma colleges.
Karnataka’s Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences; JSS College of Pharmacy; HKESS Matoshree Taradevi Rampure Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Al Ameen College of Pharmacy; SET’s College of Pharmacy; NGSM Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Sree Siddaganga College of Pharmacy; Mallige College of Pharmacy; NET Pharmacy College; Acharya & B M Reddy College of Pharmacy; Maratha Mandal`s College of Pharmacy and Kle College of Pharmacy are among the 50 pharma colleges ranked NIRF.
From Maharashtra, NIRF ranked Poona College of Pharmacy; Bombay College of Pharmacy; R C Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research; H R Patel Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research; Sinhgad Institute of Pharmacy; Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Pharmacy; AISSMS College of Pharmacy; Mvp Samaj`s College of Pharmacy; and Sinhgad Technical Education Society`s Sinhgad College of Pharmacy
Tamil Nadu’s JSS College of Pharmacy; Periyar College of Pharmaceuitcal Sciences; PSG College of Pharmacy; Vinyaka Mission`s College of Pharmacy; Nandha College of Pharmacy; JKK Nattraja College of Pharmacy and College of Pharmacy, Madras Medical College were also ranked among 50 pharma colleges.
NIRF also ranked Gujarat’s Institute of Pharmacy, Nirma University; L M College of Pharmacy; A RCollege of Pharmacy & G H Patel Institute of Pharmacy; Maliba Pharmacy College and Shree Dhanvantary Pharmacy College.
Shri G S Institute of Tech & Science, Madhya Pradesh; B R Nahata College of Pharmacy, Madhya Pradesh; Shri Vishnu College of Pharmacy, Andhra Pradesh; University Institute of Pharmacy, Chhattisgarh; Raghavendra Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (Riper) Andhra Pradesh; Smt. Slt Institute of Phrmaceutical Sciences, Chhattisgarh; Jamia Hamdard, Delhi; University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences-Chandigarh; Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, Jharkhand; Chitkara College of Pharmacy,-Rajpura, Punjab; Amrita School of Pharmacy, Kochi, Kerala; University College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Warangal, Telangana; School of Pharmacy-Solan, Himachal Pradesh; Goa College of Pharmacy-Panaji Goa; Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology (Pharmacy), Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh; Dibrugarh University-Dibrugarh, Assam; Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences-Baripada, Odisha are the remaining pharma colleges from different state ranked by NIRF.