About NIRF

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015.


This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations broad understanding arrived at 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".


India Rankings - 2016 based on this framework were released on 4th April 2016.


For India Rankings - 2017, the main ranking parameters remain the same. However, there are a few significant changes in a few sub-parameters. Also, this year every large institution will be considered for a common overall rank as well as a discipline specific rank as applicable. Details are in the Ranking Document available at NIRF website.



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An Appeal


All Principals of the campus colleges, constituent colleges, and District PG colleges are hereby requested to upload the required information in the Word Proformas provided on this webpage and return them to the Nodal Officer, Statistical Cell, Osmania University as an email attachment latest by November 5, 2016 without fail.

You can email the softcopies to statisticalcell@osmania.ac.in


If the statistics are boring, you've got the wrong numbers.

Edward Tufte