Q. With reference to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Consider the following statements.
1. Only the higher educational institutions in the country are considered for ranking.
2. It is an initiative of NITI Aayog.
Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

The Ministry of Education has released the sixth edition of the India Rankings 2021 instituted by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). 

About NIRF 

Launched by: The National Institutional Ranking Framework(NIRF) was launched in 2015 by the Ministry of Education. (Statement 2 is incorrect) 

Objective: To rank higher educational institutions in the country based on objective criteria to promote competitive excellence. (Statement 1 is correct) 

Source: Union Education Minister releases India Rankings 2021