IIT Kharagpur has emerged as the fastest rising higher educational institution in the QS World University Rankings 2020. The Institute has climbed 14 places to 281 this year from 295 in 2019, 308 in 2018 and 313 in 2017. This is the highest rate of improvement for top-ranked Indian Institutions.
“The Institute has steadily moved up the QS Rankings year after year, thanks to the wonderful performance of its faculty, students, staff, alumni and tremendous support of government and partners. Grateful to Secretary (HE) MHRD for acknowledging our consistent and speedy improvement,” said Director Prof. P P Chakrabarti.
R. Subrahmanyam, IAS, 1985, Education Secretary, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt of India, had earlier tweeted congratulating the Institute for its swift rise in the QS World Ranking 2020 stating it as one of the fastest rising institutions in the world rankings. He also tagged the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of HRD Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in the tweet.
This is the highest ever QS rank achieved by the Institute since it participated the first time in 2012.
“The Institute has maintained a healthy balance between undergraduate and postgraduate students and the ratio of full-time equivalent faculty and students. This was furthered by the remarkable career performance of the recent graduates of the Institute along with the impact of the research projects undertaken by the faculty,” said Prof. M K Tiwari, Dean, Planning & Coordination who heads the initiative of institutional ranking.
The Institute has recently topped in the Times Higher Education Impact Ranking in India.