NIPER institutes at the NIRF rankings

Highlights:
  • The Ministry of Human Resources and Development recently released the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). 
  • IIT Madras had topped the list.
Details Analysis:
  • The NIPER (National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research) institutes this year have shown great improvements in the ranking.
  • The annual ranking is released in categories namely colleges, universities, law, dental, architecture, management, engineering, pharmacy and medicine.
  • Under pharmacy, the NIPERs have shown great improvements. 
  • Out of seven NIPERs in the country, SAS Nagar NIPER at Mohali retained its third position. 
  • The NIPER at Ahmedabad and Hyderabad improved a rank from 2019. 
  • They are now in 5th and 8th positions respectively.
  • Importance:
  • While the country fighting with COVID-19 and struggling to find a cure, the NIPER institutes have greater roles. 
  • Their improvement in rankings clearly sends signals about the improving performances to the cause of research and innovation in the field of medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
  • This is promptly the current need of the moment.