The Union HRD ministry said on April 25th that a nine-member expert committee would review parameters and suggest improvements, to analyze the ranking of the country's education institutes and universities.
The Committee headed by Secretary Higher Education Vinay Sheel Oberoi would analyze the feedback. If any changes are required in the list according to the committee, editing and omitting could be done accordingly.
"A lot of feedback is about classification of the institutions. We have to think whether there can be more categories for other disciplines like say law. To look holistically at the entire exercise we have decided to form this panel," a senior official said.
The committee that has been set up for the review of country's educational institutes will include Oberoi, Prof Surendra Prasad, chairman of National Board of Accreditation, UGC chairman Ved Prakash, AICTE head Anil Sahasrabudhe, Additional Secretary R Subrahmanyam and other senior officials would be a part of the nine member panel.
The committee would even invite representatives from educational institutions to get a more comprehensive outlook of the issues.
The main aim of the panel behind the review of ranking structures is to rationalize the parameters, setting up a National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) cell at NBA and also examine the possibility of loading all data related to educational institutions, on the All India Survey of Higher Education.
"The committee would work so the feedback received after NIRF 2015 can be used to improve the rankings for the next year," the official added.