Rourkela: NIT Rourkela has secured 160th rank in the ‘Times Higher Education Asia University Ranking’ this year. The Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings are the only performance tables who judge research-intensive universities, on the basis of all their core missions like teaching, research, knowledge, transfer and international outlook. It has also secured 601-800rank in the physical sciences category. Asia University Ranking 2019 utilizes the same five broad parameters as used in the overall World University Rankings though weightage is calibrated and adjusted. Among these, teaching carries a weightage of 25 percent, while research and citations each carry the weight of 30 percent, followed by international outreach and industry income carrying 7.5 percent weightage each.