Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP) overall ranked 5th in India and 59th in Asia, according to the latest edition of QS Asia World University Ranking for the year 2024. The largest and first IIT of the country has made its entry in the top 7% in the QS Asia University Rankings with an overall score of 54.5.
Speaking on the QS Asia University Rankings 2024, Prof. V K Tewari, Director, IIT Kharagpur remarked, “IIT Kharagpur has upheld the nation’s resolve to excel the standards of globalization with advance manufacturing systems and transportation, safety engineering and analytics, quality and reliability, affordable healthcare, precision agriculture & food nutrition and smart infrastructure to contribute towards an Atmanirbhar Bharat. As an institute of eminence, Technological Research Parks, Centre of Excellence, startup incubators, Lab to Market products and Nano Missions are the new local ecology for innovation and technological pursuits of our institute.
The UK-based ranking agency Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking 2024: Asia features 148 Universities from India in the Asia overall list which has 857 Universities being listed in total. There are 37 new entries from India compared to last year’s report, which is significantly more than only seven new entries from China. Peking University from China retains its top-most position, this year too. A total of seven Indian institutions feature in the top 100 ranks of QS World University Rankings: Asia; of which five are IITs, whereas other two include Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Delhi University.
Being 4th among all the IITs in the country, IIT Kharagpur has performed well in parameters like international research network, papers per faculty, employer and academic reputation and staff members with PhD.
Successful implementation of Technology Vision 2047 as instituted by our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi require participation of several stakeholders including government agencies, public and private enterprises, academic and research organizations. We have to acquire the opportunity in digital economy space and biomedical engineering fostering technological expansions by creating the human-machine synergy that would set the future technology development agenda for the developed India, added Prof. Tewari.
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