IIT Guwahati improves its position by 21 places in the QS World University Rankings 2021, ranks 470 Globally

Guwahati: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, one of the premier educational and research institutes across the nation, has been ranked 470 globally in the QS World University rankings 2021 announced today, 10th June 2020. This marks an improvement of 21 places by the Institute, which was ranked 491 in the 2020 edition of the QS World University rankings. The main reason for this increase is the strong improvement in the ‘Citations per Faculty’ category where IIT Guwahati has improved from 71.2 in the year 2020 (Global Rank 89) to 77.9 in 2021 (Global Rank 55). This has also helped improve the QS India rank to #8 this year from the rank #10 in the previous year.

Speaking on this occasion, Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, 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”.

Prof. Sitharam further 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 World University rankings 2021 announced today were based on six metrics; Academic Reputation, Employers Reputation, Faculty Student ratio, Citation per Faculty, International Faculty and International Students.