Among the older IITs and IISc which figure within top 500 in the world, IIT-G is the only IIT to improve its ranking this year in QS WUR 2021. While IIT Bombay has the best rankings from India in the global tally with 172 nd rank, IISc ranks 185 in the QS WUR this year.
The rankings of other IITs are- IIT Delhi (193 rd rank), IIT Madras (275 th rank), IIT Kharagpur (314th rank), IIT Kanpur (350 th rank) and IIT Roorkee (383 rd rank). Except IIT Roorkee, whose QS WUR ranking remains static this year, the rest of the older IITs have slipped in their rankings by around 15-20 positions. From India, a total of 21 higher educational institutes are there in the top-1000 ranks in QS WUR 2021. IIT-G is the only institute to figure in the top-1000 from northeast.
Speaking on this occasion, IIT-G director profesor TG Sitharam, said, “In order to further move up in the ranking table, IIT Guwahati needs to attract more International students and International faculty members, improve the faculty-student ratio and work on improving the academic and employer reputation (perception). IIT Guwahati has started making efforts in this direction and over the next few years we are likely to improve on these parameters as well.”
He added, “IIT Guwahati is striving very hard to deliver quality online courses to industry and academia and sees a great future in online education which will play an important role and further the learning experience in this time of pandemic”.
The QS WUR 2021 announced on Wednesday were based on six metrics- academic reputation, employers reputation, faculty student ratio, citation per faculty, international faculty and international students.
IIT-G was ranked 491 in the 2020 edition of the QS WUR. An IIT-G statement issued here said that the main reason for this upgrade in rankings is the strong improvement in the ‘Citations per Faculty’ (research publication) category where IIT-G has improved from 71.2 points in the year 2020 (global rank 89) to 77.9 points in 2021 (global rank 55).