National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a methodology adopted by the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, to rank Higher Education Institutions of India. The Framework was approved and launched by the Minister of Human Resource Development on 29 September 2015. There are separate rankings for different types of institutions depending on their areas of operation like Universities and Colleges, Engineering Institutions, Pharmacy Institutions, etc. The Framework uses several parameters for ranking purposes like resources, research, and stakeholder perceptions.