Top 50 Pharmacy Colleges of India as per The NIRF Ranking
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) was approved by the MHRD and launched by Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015.
This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations broad understanding arrived at by a Core Committee set up by MHRD, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions. The parameters broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcomes,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception”.
India Rankings – 2016 based on this framework were released on 4th April 2016.
For India Rankings – 2017, the main ranking parameters remain the same. However, there are a few significant changes in a few sub-parameters. Also, this year every large institution will be given a common overall rank as well as a discipline specific rank as applicable. Details are in the Ranking Document available at
Teaching, Learning & Resources
Student Strength including Doctoral Students
Faculty-student ratio with emphasis on permanent faculty (FSR)
Combined metric for Faculty with PhD (or equivalent) and Experience (FQE)
Total Budget and Its Utilisation: (CBTU)
Research and Professional Practice
Combined metric for Publications (PU)
Combined metric for Quality of Publications (QP)
IPR and Patents: Filed, Published, Granted and Licensed (IPR)
Footprint of Projects and Professional Practice And Executive Development Programs (FPPP):
Combined % for Placement, Higher Studies, and Entrepreneurship (GPHE)
Metric for University Examinations: GUE
Metric for Graduating Students Admitted Into Top Universities (GTOP)
Metric for Number of Ph.D. Students Graduated GPHD
Outreach and Inclusivity
Percent Students from other states/countries (Region Diversity RD)
Percentage of Women (WF) + (WS) + (WA)
Economically and Socially Challenged Students (ESCS)
Facilities for Physically Challenged Students (PCS)
Peer Perception: Employers and Research Investors (PREMP)
Peer Perception: Academics (PRACD)
Public Perception (PRPUB)
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.