Quality of medical education Ranking

Why in news?

  • The Union health ministry plans to grade and rank government-run medical colleges to improve the quality of medical education.


  • Proposed mandatory grading of all government medical colleges and for private institutions grading will be done at a later stage. National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), which grades IIMs in a similar manner, had started ranking medical colleges on its own in 2018. Ranking of medical colleges will be done on the basis of choices of students during counselling.


  • With good ranking and grades, the medical colleges will compete for best facilities.
  • Improve the quality of medical education.
  • The move will help in establishing the reputation of medical colleges on an international level.

NIRF parameters:

  • Teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity, and perception.
  • The significant sub-parameters are student strength, including doctoral students, faculty-student ratio, total budget and its utilization, research and professional practice,
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and patents filed, published, granted and licensed, percentage of women, economically and socially challenged students, and facilities for physically challenged students.
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