The recent rankings of educational institutes by the HRD ministry has given rise to more controversies than appreciation.
Post the feedback received regarding its first ever rankings of the country's educational institutions, the Union HRD ministry constituted a nine member committee that would review analyze parameters and suggest further improvements, if needed in the ranking structure as made by them.
The Smriti Irani led HRD ministry had released rankings of the country's educational institutions and the committee headed by secretary of higher education Vinay Sheel Oberoi would analyze the feedback, and suggest further needed changes to be done in the ranking of the educational institutes.
"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.
Other than 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 committee.
The panel committee will review the overall ranking structures, the rationalization of 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.