UP to implement the SIRF to classify technical institutions
SIRF will monitor the progress of UP technical institutions on important indicators such as admission, research and placement
In order to improve the quality of technical education in the state, the government of Uttar Pradesh is ready to implement a State Institutional Ranking Framework (SIRF) on the model of the NIRF (National Institute Ranking Framework). It will be a data-driven approach to analyze the performance of public and private technical universities, according to Secretary of Technical and Vocational Education Alok Kumar, who briefed him on his Twitter account on Wednesday.
“Soon, the technical education department will propose the SIRF to rank its technical institutions and monitor their progress against important indicators such as admission, research and placement,” he said.
According to him, the UP SIRF will be an attempt to build world-class institutions in the state using a highly credible and transparent framework entirely based on objective data. There will be a clear emphasis on helping institutes to identify areas for improvement, fill gaps and achieve excellence at regional, national and global levels.
“Institutions will be rated on the basis of their performance, which will also help the government to award grants accordingly. The SIRF will oblige the institutes to strive for a good ranking and this will create a healthy competition between the institutions ”, he declared.
On the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the state government was taking concrete steps to reorganize higher education in Uttar Pradesh and working on the implementation of this system assessing the strengths of institutions in a wide framework.
Uttar Pradesh has three technical universities: Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Uttar Pradesh, HBTU KANPUR – Harcourt Butler Technical University and Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur.