IIT Kharagpur ranks 2nd among Indian Institutes in higher education

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    Times Higher Education Emerging Economies Ranking 2020, ranks Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur second out of the fifty six institutions from India that participated in their survey. The Indian Institute of Technology has been ranked thirty second in the overall global ranking, a jump from the fifity fifth rank last year, the IIT-KGP announced in a statement on Friday.

    Regarding the rise in ranking, Prof V K Tewari, Director, IIT Kharagpur said that, in the recent past, they have taken measures to maintain a globally competitive faculty-student ratio while ensuring best-in-class quality.

    Statistics which shows how IIT kharagpur has improved over last year

    Ranking of IIT Kharagpur in 2020

    Rank Name/Country No.of students No of students per staff International students Female : Male ratio
    32 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 9167 12.3 0% 18:82
    Rank  Name/Country Overall  Citations Industry income International outlook Research  Teaching
    32 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 42.9 39.0 91.9 18.7 38.9 41.3

    Ranking of IIT Kharagpur in 2019

    Rank Name/Country No.of students No of students per staff International students Female : Male ratio
    55 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 9397 13.9 0% 14:86
    Rank  Name/Country Overall  Citations Industry income International outlook Research  Teaching
    55 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 37.0 43.2 59.9 21.7 30.7 36.6

    Some facts from the survey

    China is India’s close competitor with 81 institutions participating as against India’s 56. China’s Tsinghua Univerity ranks first both in 2020 and 2019. A total of 533 universities participated in the Survey. 11 institutes of India appeared in the first 100 list. IISc ranking 16th is India’s top ranked Institution.

    About IIT Kharagpur

    IIT Kharagpur, is the first Indian Institute of Technology established in May 1950 in Hijli, Kharagpur, in the eastern part of India. Initially the IIT began functioning from 5, Esplanade East, Kolkata and very soon shifted to Hijli in September 1950. The present name ‘Indian Institute of Technology’ was chosen before the formal inauguration of the Institute on August 18, 1951, by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. IIT Kharagpur began from the Hijli Detention camp where many freedom fighters sacrificed their lives.

    Pandit Nehru in his first convocation address in 1956 told that in the place of  Hijli Detention Camp stood the fine monument of India, representing India’s urges, India’s future in the making. The picture seemed to him symbolical of the changes that were coming to India.

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