How to boost NIRF ranking for college and university?

How to boost NIRF ranking for college and university?

The Government of India has devised the National Institutional Ranking System (NIRF) for evaluating the performance of higher education institutions, in addition to the compulsory accreditations.

  • The unprecedented and steady increase in the number of higher education institutions and students enrolled emphasizes the quality of education in the country.
  • In India, the structure of higher education is not only broad but also complex and fragmented.

India has seen a steep rise in the number of higher education students. According to a survey, the gross registration rate (GER) in higher education institutions in India has reached 26.3% and is expected to reach 30% by 2020. The unprecedented and steady increase in the number of higher education institutions and students enrolled emphasizes the quality of education in the country.

In India, the structure of higher education is not only broad, but also complex and fragmented.

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The Government of India emphasizes the overall improvement of educational provision in terms of – accessibility, expansion, and excellence to develop world-class education infrastructure in the country.

Even after essential quality evaluation criteria have been set, it is still a challenging task to ensure sustainability.

The Government of India has devised the National Institutional Ranking System (NIRF) for evaluating the performance of higher education institutions, in addition to the compulsory accreditations.

NIRF understanding and parameters

Taking into account the dynamics of the Indian network of higher schools, the Education Ministry adopts a methodology for ranking universities and colleges. It functions as an annual report card that evaluates the performance of universities in different categories. According to projections, the number of organizations included in the ranking has risen by 20% in the current year.

The NIRF is based on five main parameters

  1. Teaching Learning and Resources (TLR)
  2. Research and Professional Practice (RP)
  3. Graduation Outcome (GO)
  4. Outreach and Inclusivity (OI)
  5. Perception.

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Out of all the parameters, institutions encounter difficulties in maintaining research output and impact that plays a critical role in the improvement of academic performance and quality of the institutions. In simple terms, the research output, citations, accessibility, and scholarly communication directly impact the institutional ranking.

Maximizing institutional study efficiency

The standard of study, accessibility, and citability is vital if the institutions’ NIRF is to be improved. The NIRF Research Parameter is calculated by measuring the combined publication metric, the combined quality metric, IPR, and patent metric, and project footprint, professional practice, and executive innovations. It is essential to understand how institutional research can optimize its effect

Disambiguation of the name of author and organization (affiliation)

The number of research publications in academic libraries is rising exponentially. It is necessary to differentiate the study from other researchers who have the same or similar name as a researcher. This has an influence on the research results of an institution, as few papers of the faculty of the institution could be mistakenly assigned to another author because of similar names.

The key is to address this problem, which would yield accurate or correct results for the number of NIRF RPC publications published by the institutions.

Similarly, disambiguation name organization has an influence on research performance. An agency, for example, has two separate names – VIT and Vellore Technology Institute. It poses a problem when writers often have the same entities under different names. This problem is solved and the NIRF RPC parameter enhances accurate results for publications belonging to the same organization.

Build an institutional open access repository

Publications are typically accessible through subscriptions that restrict access and exposure. Without reading other writers’ research papers, verifying and participating in various aspects of research is difficult. Higher education institutions must also follow methodologies to publish research papers on reducing accessibility and citability. The development of Open Access repositories ensures smooth contact between scientists.

According to figures, 70 studies were performed until 2015, 46 of which found a benefit in referencing Open Access articles and documents.

The digital archiving of research findings as pre-prints or post-prints without violating the copyrights of the publisher would help both students and external societies. It enables free and instant access to paid journals and databases which further enhances citability and enhances NIRF’s RPC parameter.

Adopting best practices for open access

The publishing analysis was confined to print media for a long time. The emergence of the Internet has opened up new ways for researchers to make their work available and visible to everyone. There are mainly two ways to freely access research outputs – Gold and Green.

In the Gold path, research tools can be released on the publishers’ website that is instantly available while the publications are only made accessible under the Green route after the self-archiving moratorium has expired. On the Gold path, an author publishes articles and related material available for free on the homepage of the journal and on the Green route, only accessible after the self-archiving time of the embargo has expired.

In view of the volume of published research work and its exposure, institutes must apply the retention of rights policies adopted by the West to protect and maintain their own expertise. It has a positive effect on the institution’s image.

Accessibility and attribution of research tools contribute to the branding of the institution. In addition, it is necessary for organizations to differentiate themselves from their competitors. This helps to boost the institution’s ranking and to increase the number of students enrolling.

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Rajat Singhhttps://bioinformaticsindia.com
Rajat Singh is the chief Author at Bioinformatics India, he has been writing for the past 3 years and has a special interest in SEO, Technology, Health, Life Sciences and gaming.

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