Institutional ranking may improve visibility, not funding

India's first official ranking of higher education institutions may not fetch top institutes funds from the government but outliers, such as the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, IIT Ropar and the Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, that figure in the top 10 believe it would help them attract global faculty, students, and ultimately funding, writes Prachi Verma for The Economic Times.

New Indian Institutes of Technology, or IITs, and Indian Institutes of Management, or IIMs, that have ranked better than established counterparts in the recently released India Rankings 2016 stand to gain the most, experts said. "They will get more visibility both within India and outside India," said Sourav Mukherji, dean of programmes at IIM Bangalore. "Chances of top performing institutes getting more funds for research should also go up but not immediately," he said.

Many countries that undertake domestic rankings follow it up with government funding for the top rankers. An insider at the Human Resource Development Ministry, however, made it clear that it would not be the case in India. Institutions are eyeing funding from elsewhere.
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