National Institutional Ranking Framework: National Law University, Delhi, and Indian Law Institute, Delhi only two law colleges on the list
National Law University, Delhi and Indian Law Institute, Delhi are the only two law colleges who have made it to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) released by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD).
NLU-D has been placed at the 71st rank, with a score of 54.17. ILI-D has been placed at the 99th rank, with a score of 47.19. You may view the institute data submitted by NLU, here and ILI, here. The table below shows the criteria-wise scoring of the two universities:
|National Law University, Delhi||Indian Law Institute, Delhi|
|Teaching, learning and resources (TLR)||74.82||67.43|
|Research, Consulting and Collaborative Performance (RPC)||22.00||20.49|
|Graduation Outcomes (GO)||100.0||97.70|
|Outreach and Inclusivity (OI)||58.19||49.86|
Speaking to LiveLaw Prof. G.S.Prof. (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai said,
"The NLUD's performance is phenomenal as it has been made to compete with general universities unlike the IITs, IIMs, Pharmacy who were placed in a separate professional categories for ranking purpose. Secondly, NLUD is the only law university to have been included in the top 100 club. This is after receiving remarkable score of 3.59 from NAAC. This incredible for a University who is just 8 years of existence".
The NIRF was approved and launched by the MHRD in September 2015 in order to rank educational institutions across the country. A Core Committee was set up by the MHRD to release the ranking of top 100 universities, engineering colleges, management schools and institutions of pharmacy across India. The Committee took into consideration several parameters such as teaching/learning resources, Research, Professional Practice & Collaborative Performance, graduation outcomes, outreach and perception. The data for the first four parameters was submitted by the institutions and verified by National Institutional Ranking Framework. For the perception criterion, feedback from various stakeholders was sought.
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore has topped this list, with a score of 91.81. The second and third ranks have been received by Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, respectively.