India will soon have its own ranking system to rank the Indian higher education institutions in the country. The Union Ministry for Human Resource Development approved the ranking system after a proposal submitted in the report of the Ranking Committee to the government on 16 January, 2014 at the retreat of the Indian Institute of Technology directors. Now the IIT council has been asked to provide the outlines of the proposal.
The proposal mentions about creating a ranking system in India that will ensure that the institutions are appropriately ranked and placed in proper perspective and are considered through Indian parameters and demographics. Over the years, India has failed to make a mark in various reputed international ranking of higher education institutes. None of the universities and institutions features in top most universities in the world. China has a similar academic ranking system of world universities done by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, an independent organisation on higher education information which is not legally subordinated to any university or government agency.