IIT Guwahati retains its position at #7 in the NIRF Rankings 2021 by Education Ministry

GUWAHATI : Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has retained its position in National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF) achieving 07 Rank in ‘Engineering’ Category this year and ranked 08 in India in ‘Overall’ Category in NIRF 2021.

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Education Minister, Government of India, announced NIRF 2021 results today (9th September 2021).

Announcing the NIRF 2021 Ranking Results, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Education Minister, Government of India, said, “In India especially the public Institutions should come out with their own ranking framework as the state fully supports the Institutes. The entire eco system is primarily qualitive in India but we are little hesitant in nature, In India we never consider education as a commodity but in western world it is slightly commercialized. The ranking practice around the globe was a surprise to me, the quality of research work, the quality of knowledge power in our institutions was a pleasant surprise to me”

Congratulating the Institute on its performance, Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said, “This is a reflection of the dedicated effort by the institute faculty, staff and students despite the pandemic. This is clearly reflected in both overall and engineering ranks over the past several years and seen in international rankings as well.”

Highlighting the Academic and Research plans for the coming year, Prof. T. G. Sitharam said, “The Institute has been working in multiple fronts of academic and industry to attract the best brains across the world and industry leaders, who have been given appointments as honorary and visiting faculty members and this has intensified both the academic collaboration and industry interaction, thereby allowing more technology transfers and better publications. This has also resulted in attracting higher research funds, opening newer academic interdisciplinary schools and centers and engaging more closely with government organizations for socially relevant projects as well as implementing the NEP2020.”

IIT Guwahati is the only academic institution in India that occupied a place among the top 100 world universities – under 50 years of age – ranked by the London-based Times Higher Education (THE) in the year 2014 and continues to maintain its superior position even today in various International Rankings.

IIT Guwahati has eleven departments, five inter-disciplinary academic centres and four schools covering all the major engineering, science and humanities disciplines, offering BTech, BDes, MA, MDes, MTech, MSc/MS and PhD programmes. The institute offers a residential campus to 412 faculty members and more than 6,000 students at present.

IIT Guwahati gained rank 41 globally in the ‘Research Citations per Faculty’ category and overall 395 rank in the QS World University Rankings 2022 released recently.

Among other frontier areas of research and innovation, IIT Guwahati is working towards augmenting critical science research initiatives in Genomics, Developmental Biology, Health Care and Bioinformatics, Flexible Electronics, Advanced Functional Materials, Sustainable Polymers, Rural Technologies, Disaster Resilience and Risk Reduction, and Water Resources and Management.

Started in 2015, NIRF outlines a methodology to rank educational institutions across the country. The parameters used for ranking broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcome,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception.”