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IIT-Guwahati ranked #7 in the Education Ministry’s NIRF Rankings

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GUWAHATI: Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT-Guwahati) has achieved the 7th rank in the ‘Engineering’ category retaining its position in the National Institutional Rankings Framework (NIRF) this year.

The institute ranked 8th in India in the ‘overall’ category in NIRF 2021.

Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, announced NIRF 2021 results today. Announcing the results, Pradhan, said, “In India especially the public Institutions should come out with their own ranking framework as the state fully supports the Institutes. The entire ecosystem is primarily qualitative in India but we are a little hesitant in nature, In India, we never consider education as a commodity but in the western world, it is slightly commercialized. The ranking practice around the globe was a surprise to me, the quality of research work, the quality of knowledge power in our institutions was a pleasant surprise to me.”

Professor T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT-Guwahati.

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Further, Professor T. G. Sitharam said, “The Institute has been working in multiple fronts of academic and industry to attract the best brains across the world and industry leaders, who have been given appointments as honorary and visiting faculty members and this has intensified both the academic collaboration and industry interaction, thereby allowing more technology transfers and better publications.

This has also resulted in attracting higher research funds, opening newer academic interdisciplinary schools and centres, and engaging more closely with government organizations for socially relevant projects as well as implementing the NEP 2020.”

IIT-Guwahati occupies a place among the top 100 world universities under 50 years of age. It was ranked by the London-based Times Higher Education (THE) in the year 2014.

IIT-Guwahati is working towards augmenting critical science research initiatives in Genomics, Developmental Biology, Health Care and Bioinformatics, Flexible Electronics, Advanced Functional Materials, Sustainable Polymers, Rural Technologies, Disaster Resilience, and Risk Reduction, and Water Resources and Management.

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