StAIRS

Title: Student Advisory and Institutional Ranking System (StAIRS)

Scope: Ranking of universities and institutions plays as important role as a guide for budding young scientists in selecting academic destinations and career paths. There are currently more than twenty institutions/agencies in the world engaged in such ranking, with a wide variety of parameters and weights assigned to these parameters; many of the parameters used are subjective and not properly quantifiable. The wide diversity of ranking methods can make the scores quite confusing, and even misleading, to a student. A platform for student advisory based on objective institutional ranking would fill a critical gap.

Based on the algorithm and design developed at NISTADS, the Student Advisory and Institutional Ranking Systems (StAIRS) is proposed as an enabling platform to provide measurable, verifiable and unbiased ranking universities and R&D organizations through an Interactive User Interface. The most distinguishing feature of StAIRS would be that it would be available as a web‐based utility through which a user can redefine the weights (through an interactive interface) based on the user’s priorities and perception to help decision. Ranking of universities and institutes helps in making decision to pursue higher studies and selecting academic destinations and career paths. It is necessary to have a ranking that is uniform, objective and measurable.

It is a user oriented ranking system as a platform for providing measurable, verifiable and unbiased ranking universities and R&D organizations through an Interactive User Interface. The most distinguishing features of this ranking would be that it would be available as a web-based utility through which a user can redefine the weights (through an interactive interface) based on the user’s priorities and perception to help in making decisions.

Name of Business Partner: Novateur Consultancy and Assessment Solutions LLP (NCAS)

Nature of Engagement: Knowledge Alliance

PI:  Vipan Kumar;

Co-PI: Avinash Kshitij;

Member: Kasturi Mandal

Profile of Business Partner & Photo:

NCAS offers a wide range of services and solutions in the broad areas of techno-economic assessment, consultancy and modelling, industry/sector analysis & socio-economic impact analysis. NCAS therefore offers a wide spectrum of consultancy and assessment solutions to convert R&D to efficient business models with minimum interruptions. In particular, NCAS Provides:

The Route from R&D to Market:

  • Last mile connectivity between R&D, Technology, Commercialisation and Market.

  • Project Design and Business Models for maximum impact.

  • Mentoring for Project implementation.

Feedback from market to R&D:

  • Enhancing value to your R&D achievements through impact assessment.

  • Reach policymakers more effectively with independent and credible assessment.

Market-led Guidance for further R&D and innovations.