IIT Guwahati again in top ten in NIRF rankings – Times of India

Guwahati: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has announced that IIT Guwahati is outstanding in the rankings of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). The Premier Institute of Technology is ranked in the top ten in the “Engineering”, “Research” and “Overall” categories.

IIT Guwahati has secured the seventh rank this year in the engineering department, where it has slipped one place to eighth in the “overall” category of NIRF 2021. IIT Guwahati has secured ninth position in the newly launched “Research” category.


“It is a reflection of the dedicated efforts of the faculty, staff and students of the Institute despite the epidemic. Over the last few years, this has been clearly reflected in both overall and engineering and has also been reflected in the international rankings, ”said Professor TG Sitaram, Director, IIT Guwahati.


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Highlighting academic and research plans for next year, Sitaram said the organization is working on various fronts in academia and industry to attract the best minds and industry leaders from around the world, who have been appointed as honorary and visiting faculty members. He said it has intensified both academic collaboration and industry interaction, allowing for more technology transfer and better publishing. “This has attracted higher research funding, opened new academic inter-departmental schools and centers and has been more closely involved with government agencies for the implementation of NEP2020 as well as socially relevant projects,” Sitaram added. IIT Guwahati is the only academic institution in India to be ranked among the top 100 universities in the world for under-50s – ranked by the London-based Times Higher Education (THE) in 2014 and has even maintained its high position in various international rankings today.

IIT Guwahati is ranked 41st globally in the ‘Research Citations per Faculty’ category and is ranked 395th in the recently published QS World University Rankings 2022. Other frontier areas of research and innovation include IIT Guwahati Genomics, Developmental Biology, Healthcare and Bioinformatics, Flexible Electronics, Advanced Functional Materials, Sustainable Polymers, Rural Technology, Disaster Resilience and Risk Management, and Water Resources.


Among the top state universities in NE, Guwahati University (GU) is ranked 67th in the “Overall” category. Among other top government-funded institutions, Tezpur University (TU) and the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar are ranked 73rd and 93rd in the same department, respectively, while North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) is ranked 90th.

In the “University” category, the top institutions from NE are GU (45), TU (46), Assam University (93) and Nehru (59).

NIT Silchar is ranked 48th, NIT Meghalaya 59th and Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati 73rd in the “Engineering” category in NE. NIT is ranked 92nd in Agartala Engineering.


The National Law University and Judicial Academy, Kamrup (Assam) are ranked 20th out of 30 entries among law institutes in the country, while IIM Shillong is ranked 23rd in management.

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