IIT Guwahati improves position in World University rankings
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G), one of the premier educational and research institutes in the country, has broken into the top 50 institutes to secure the 41st rank globally in the ‘Research Citations per Faculty’ category of the QS World University rankings 2022 announced on Tuesday.
Along with this, the Institute has gained a rank of 395 in World University Ranking globally. This marks a huge improvement of 75 places by the IIT-G, which was ranked 470th in the 2021 edition of the QS World University rankings.
“The main reason for this leap is the strong improvement in the ‘Citations per Faculty’ category where IIT Guwahati has improved from 77.9 in the year 2021 (Global Rank 56) to 94.8 in 2022 (Global Rank 41),” a statement issued by the institute here on Wednesday informed.
The QS World University rankings 2022 were based on six metrics; Academic Reputation, Employers Reputation, Faculty Student ratio, Citation per Faculty, International Faculty and International Students.
“I congratulate the faculty, students and staff of IIT Guwahati for this remarkable growth in performance which clearly shows that despite the pandemic, the institute has been working tirelessly to make such a global impact," IIT-G director, Prof. T. G. Sitharam said.
"The institute has improved in Research Citations per Faculty category, indicating the visibility of research activities of the institute as well as in the Academic Reputation category as the major contributors in this increase,” he said.