Gandhinagar: Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) climbed 16 positions to be ranked at number 35 in the overall category and retained its number 24 rank in the engineering category in the India Rankings 2020 published by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).
IITGN is the only higher education institute from Gujarat to be ranked among the top 50 educational institutions in the country in both categories. The Institute’s strength in the overall category, in which it rose from 51 rank in 2019 to 35 this year, is a reflection of its focus on interdisciplinarity, liberal arts, design and creativity, which are at the core of its academic programs. IITGN’s NIRF score has also increased in both the categories.
Attributing this achievement to the Institute’s focus on quality education and research, Prof Sudhir Jain, Director, IITGN, said, “IIT Gandhinagar is focused on educational excellence and meaningful research. We strive to bring innovation and inclusivity in our educational pedagogy. It has yielded results over the years, and we are glad that in NIRF 2020 rankings, we climbed 16 positions in the overall rankings and retained our position in the engineering category. We have and will continue to work toward global educational excellence.”
NIRF India Rankings 2020 was announced today afternoon by Hon Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. NIRF outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The parameters broadly cover – Teaching, Learning and Resources; Research and Professional Practices; Graduation Outcomes; Outreach and Inclusivity; and Perception.
Earlier, IIT Gandhinagar was ranked among the top 600 institutions globally in the Times Higher Education World Rankings. Last week, the Institute was ranked 20th in the overall category and 2nd in Earth Sciences in India in the Nature Index, which tracked research publication output during the past year.