IIT Roorkee Rank Improves by 50 Places in QS World University Rankings 2019
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has improved its position by 50 places in the QS World University Rankings 2019 published yesterday. The Overall Rank of IIT Roorkee is 381 in this edition of the QS World University Rankings, which is its highest ranking so far.
The institute is placed at the 36th Rank in the world in Citations per Faculty, which is the strongest indicator for the Institute. It has achieved the distinction of being ranked as the best among all IITs in the ‘Citations per Faculty’ and ‘International Students’ Parameters.
This year, IIT Roorkee has improved its performances significantly in almost all the parameters of QS Rankings, such as Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, International Students and Citations per Faculty.
The ‘Citations per Faculty’ for IIT Roorkee is 121.8, which is way above the Global Median of 34.1. This lead to the Citations per Faculty score of 89.5 out of a maximum of score of 100.
The QS Rankings classified IIT Roorkee as a ‘Historic’ Public Institution with ‘Very High’ focus in ‘Research Intensity.’
Speaking about the performance of the Institute in QS World University Rankings 2019, Prof. Ajit Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee, said, “This impressive improvement in the QS World University Rankings 2019 is undoubtedly an outcome of the sustained hard work put in by my faculty colleagues and students towards pursuing quality research. Every member of the community, including the non-teaching staff, takes great pride in our legacy and our responsibility towards the institute. We will strive for further improvements in the future.”
The QS World University Rankings has an intricate system of evaluating universities. It has six criteria with different weights that are summed up to get the results. The QS World University Rankings are based on parameters like Academic and Employer Reputations, Faculty Student ratio, citations per Faculty, International Faculty and International Students.
QS World University Rankings has been recognized as one of the most influential rankings of the top universities around the world.
In the past few years, IIT Roorkee has taken several initiatives to attract bright research scholars and promising young professors from around the world by introducing various schemes to facilitate and recognize outstanding research.