Institute also ranked #10 in Atal Rankings on Innovation 2019 and #22 in ‘Overall’ category of NIRF 2019
by Suman Gupta
HYDERABAD, April 2019: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad has been ranked No. 8 among all Engineering institutes as per the India Rankings 2019 conducted by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The Institute has improved its position from last year when it was ranked #9.
The Institute has also been ranked #10 in the first edition of Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) introduced this year. Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) is an initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, to systematically rank all major higher educational institutions and universities in India on indicators related to “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development” amongst students and faculties.
The Institute ranked #22 in the ‘Overall’ category this year as well.
Hon’ble President of India Shri. Ram Nath Kovind announced the results for NIRF 2019 and ARIIA 2019 at a function held today, 8th April 2019, in Vigyan Bhawan at New Delhi.
Speaking about the rankings, Prof U.B. Desai, Director, IIT Hyderabad, said, “It is indeed a matter of pride for IITH to be ranked 8th in engineering — this is the 4th year in a row that IITH has been ranked in top 10. It also another proud moment for IITH to be ranked 10th in the first year of ARIIA ranking. All the credit goes to the faculty and students of IITH for this fantastic achievement.”
Under ‘Engineering’ category of NIRF 2019 this year, the Institute scored well in all parameters: 78.91 in ‘Teaching, Learning and Resources’, 49.18 in ‘Research and Professional Practices’, 71.71 in ‘Graduation Outcome’, 56.21 in ‘Outreach and Inclusivity’ and 55.38 in ‘Perception’.
NIRF was started in 2015. It is a methodology to rank educational institutions across the country. The parameters used for ranking broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcome,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception”.
About IIT Hyderabad (http://www.iith.ac.in/)
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) is one of the six new Indian Institutes of Technology established by the Government of India in 2008. In a short span of less than 10 years, the institute built on an imposing 570-acre campus and has been ranked among the top ten institutes for three consecutive years in the National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
IIT Hyderabad has 190 full time faculty, 2,550 students of whom 20 per cent are women, more than 100 state-of-the-art laboratories and 9 research and entrepreneurship centers. The Institute has a strong research focus with more than Rs. 350 crore of sanctioned research funding while Ph.D. scholars account for about 30% of total student strength. IITH students and faculty are at the forefront of innovation with more than 1,500 research publications and patent disclosures, 300 sponsored/consultancy projects and 50 industry collaborations. IITH has MoUs with 50 universities in the U.S., Japan, Australia, Taiwan and Europe. IITH has been leading pioneering change in pedagogy with fractal academic programs that encourages interdisciplinary learning spanning innovative technology, fundamental science, liberal arts and creative arts like photography, theatre and painting