Showing the improvements in higher education sector of the country, IIT Indore has been ranked among Top 100 in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019. The rankings were announced at Guildford, UK, on June 26, 2019 (Thursday).
In an official statement, IIT Indore highlights how it continues to carve its own niche as the solitary Indian representative among the top club of well-known international institutions.
Notably, the institute, which was established in 2009, has bagged the place among top 70 institutes in the world, by securing the 68th rank.
Commenting on the latest development, Director of IIT Indore, Prof Pradeep Mathur said, “It’s aggressive policy of identifying the very best faculty members from top institutions around the world and making appointments after one of the most demanding selection procedures, continues to propel IIT Indore on a steep upward trajectory and clearly as the Top Indian Young institute”.
“Emphasis on quality research by its PhD scholars and its rigorous evaluation at all stages goes a long way to produce outstanding research in all areas of Science and Engineering. The latest ranking in the Young University category is not at all surprising as IIT Indore has already been ranked as being the Top IIT amongst all universities in the world,” he further added.
Prof Mathur further asserted that IIT Indore is delighted to create a model of excellence which can be adopted by other young institutes as well. He wished that other Indian institutes too attain high rank in Young University Rankings in future.
For the uninitiated, the Young University Ranking aims to bring the best universities under 50 years old into spotlight. It evaluates the institutes under five broad parameters with specific weightage; Teaching: 30%; Citations: 30%; Research: 30%; International: 7.5%; and Industry: 2.5%.