NIRF Doesn’t Use Classification Of Journals For Ranking Management Colleges: Ramesh Pokhriyal

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New Delhi: The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said in the Rajya Sabha that the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) does not use any classification of journals for rankings of management institutions.

Answering a question in the Rajya Sabha, he said, “The NIRF does not use any classification of journals for rankings of management Institutions. All articles published in the management discipline and indexed in Web of Science and Scopus are considered for ranking of management institutions,” said Pokhriyal. “Articles published in FT50 journals are also given additional weightage,” reported The Indian Express.

Pokhriyal said, for the clarification of journals, the ministry refers to the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) ratings in which various research institutes of the world are divided into four categories — A*, A, B, C.

As per the list published by ABDC Business Perspective and Research, the names of Indian journals which have been categorised are Indian Economic Journal, Indian Economic Review, Indian Development and Development Review, Indian Journal of Corporate Governance, Indian Journal of Economics, Indian Journal of Finance, Indian Journal of Finance and Banking, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Indian Journal of Industrial Relation, Indian Journal of Labor Economics, Indian Journal of Marketing, the education minister informed in Rajya Sabha.

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