IIT-KGP Rated in Top 50 Universities by Times Higher Education

May 18, 2018

The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur has broken into the Top 50 Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018. “THE is the data provider underpinning university excellence in every continent across the world.” (Times Higher Education) Over 350 institutions are ranked based upon THE’s defined core missions: teaching, research knowledge transfer, and international outlook. These core mission items lead to a set of performance indicators that make up the final ranking of the institutes. These indicators are teaching (the learning environment), research (volume, income, and reputation), citations (research influence), international outlook (staff, students, and research), and industry income (knowledge transfer). 

IIT-Kgp made a jump from last year’s rank of 71 to this year’s rank of 45 within the Emerging Economies category. India has the second highest number of institutes on the list, behind China. “India has reached a pivotal juncture. It is ambitious and has undoubtedly the potential to emerge as a key player in global higher education in the coming years,” said Phil Baty, editorial director of THE Global Rankings in a statement. “The government’s Institutions of Eminence initiative could certainly elevate selected universities on the global stage and may begin to narrow down the gulf with China in this ranking. But sustained investment, a relentless drive to attract leading global talent, and a reinforced emphasis on international benchmarking will be crucial to realizing its global ambitions,” he said. 

IIT Kharagpur continues to find itself near or at the top of many higher education rankings and there are no signs that this outstanding progress will be slowing down anytime soon. Congratulations to IIT Kharagpur for your continued growth and success!

About IIT Kharagpur

The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur or IIT KGP) is a public engineering institution established by the government of India in 1951. It was the first of the IITs to be established and is recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. Located 75 miles west of Kolkata, IIT-KGP hosts undergraduate and postgraduate coursework within 19 academic departments, 8 multi-disciplinary centres/schools, and 13 schools of excellence in addition to more than 25 central research and development units. Current enrollment is 11,016 students on its residential campus. 

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