IIT Kharagpur Among Top 50 in QS Subject Rank 2021

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IIT Kharagpur has been featured among the Top 50 in QS Subject Rank 2021.

IIT Kharagpur has been ranked among the top 50 in Mineral & Mining Engineering [44] while emerging as India’s top-ranking institution in the field of Agriculture & Forestry.  The disciplines of Electrical & Electronic Engineering have featured among the top 100 as well [Ranked 92].

It has been ranked second in the country in the disciplines including Mineral & Mining Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Economics & Econometrics and Statistics & Operational Research. Further, the Institute has been ranked among India’s top five in the disciplines including Engineering & Technology, Computer Science & Information Systems, Civil & Structural, Electrical & Electronic, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing, Earth & Marine Sciences, Materials Science and Accounting & Finance.

IIT Kharagpur has surpassed its top subject rank in 2021 with the highest worldwide subject rank this year at 44 in comparison to 46 in 2020 and 47 in 2019. The Institute has been ranked in 2021 in 3 out of 5 broad subject areas and scored in 36 narrow subjects while being ranked in 19 out of them.

QS Subject Rankings are published each year based on research quality and accomplishments, academic reputation, and graduate employment. 51 narrow subjects have been ranked in 2021 under five broad subject areas in 1,453 institutions from across the globe.

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  • Ujjal Kumar Mondal -

    Thanks for sharing the information. I am a bit disappointed that Electrical Engineering did not take a spot in the list. Is there anything we could do bring it back in the list? I am an EE Alumni from IIT, Kharagpur.

    • Shreyoshi Ghosh -

      The disciplines of Electrical & Electronic Engineering have featured among the top 100 as well [Ranked 92].

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