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Odisha framing roadmap for NIRF ranking of govt educational institutes

5/08/2022 at 12:25 PM

Bhubaneswar, Aug 5: Following the poor performance of the State-run technical colleges and universities in the state, the Odisha government is framing a roadmap for the National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF) ranking of such institutes.

The state government took the decision following the bad performance of state government-run technical colleges and universities in the recently released NIRF ranking. No state-run government college or university from Odisha was placed in the top 100 rankings.

Only four institutes – two private and two national institutes were among the top 100 higher educational institutions in the country.

In the overall category, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) got 30th rank, KIIT 34th, NIT Rourkela 39th, and IIT Bhubaneswar 65th.

According to the new decision of the higher education department, institutes having higher ranking will work as mentors to institutes that have not performed well in the NIRF ranking.

The mentor institutes will guide on the focus fields for the national ranking.

According to government reports, VSSUT, Burla will work as the mentor institute for the Government College of Engineering, Kalahandi.

Similarly, IIIT Bhubaneswar will work as the mentor institute for the Government College of Engineering & Textile Technology, Berhampur (GCETTB), and IIT Bhubaneswar for Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT).

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