Hyderabad: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad has been ranked No. 9 among all Engineering institutes as per the India Rankings 2018 conducted by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The Institute has improved its position from last year, when it was ranked No: 10
The Institute has also improved its’ position in the ‘Overall Category’ with a rank of 22 among all Institutes in the country this year. This compares favorably from last year when the Institute was Ranked No: 26 in the ‘Overall Category.’
Shri. Prakash Javadekar, Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development, Govt of India, announced the results at a function held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, today (Tuesday, 3rd April 2018) along with Shri. Satya Pal Singh, Honourable Minister of State for HRD. Shri. Prakash Javadekar also presented the awards to the Institutions.
Expressing happiness about the rankings, Prof U.B. Desai, Director, IIT Hyderabad, said, “IIT Hyderabad is very happy to be ranked in the top 10 three years in a row. The credit for this achievement goes to the faculty of IIT Hyderabad who have done a tremendous job in research and development, teaching and institute development. The credit also goes to the students of IIT Hyderabad who are at the forefront of research and development and are bringing laurels to the institute.”
The institute has improved its rankings and scores on key parameter such as Research and Professional Practice (RPC) and Perception.
IIT Hyderabad recorded a score of 44.2 in RPC this year, as compared to 36.21 last year. In Perception, the score went up to 36.94 this year, compared to 29.72.
The RPC measures which is a Combined Metric for Publications, Quality of Publications, IPR and Patents: Filed, Published, Granted and Licensed (IPR), footprint of Projects and Professional Practice And Executive Development Programs (FPPP). Perception covers Peer Perception among Employers and Research Investors, Academics, Public Perception and Competitiveness.