The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was launched by the MHRD, (presently known as the Ministry of Education) 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’.