IIT Delhi adjudged as the top institution in India by QS rankings

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi is the highest ranked Institute in India, according to a new global ranking index. This comes back to back with both India Today and Outlook magazine ranking IIT Delhi as the No.1 Engineering Institute in India.

The QS World University Rankings released on Thursday provides a definitive guide to the worlds’ 959 top universities. Massachusetts Institute of Technology is named the world’s leading university for a record sixth consecutive year. The expert opinion of 75,015 academics and 40,455 employers contributed to the 2018 edition of the rankings. 12.3 million papers and 75.1 million citations were analysed from the bibliometric database Scopus/Elsevier, to measure the impact of the research produced by the universities ranked.

The universities were evaluated according to the following six metrics: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, and Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio.The highest weighting of any metric is allotted to an institution’s Academic Reputation score.

Advantage IITD

Over the last few years the institute has been able to facilitate and encourage research in individual disciplines while simultaneously promoting interdisciplinary research. There has been a lot of stress on technology start-ups. This is going to further accelerate as the institute is currently building three Science and Technology parks to support incubation as well as foster closer industry interactions. IIT Delhi has also been allotted two extension campuses in Sonepat and Jhajjar, measuring an additional 100 acres, which are to be primarily used for research and outreach activities. Sonepat campus is expected to be operational by late summer supporting a convention centre, incubation centre as well as industry collaboration. The institute has created an identity in creation and transfer of cutting edge technology. It is also playing a pivotal role in policy development.

The last decade has seen a major growth in academic research in IIT Delhi driven by increased funding from government agencies and ministries. Besides others, a large number of forthcoming collaborations including a major one DRDO will boost the research ecosystem of the institute.

The institute aims to be a global player by creating and transferring cutting edge technologies in an increasingly technology-driven world. The number of registered PhD students has doubled in the last five years and today the number of PhD students per faculty exceeds five. Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer with its pioneering work in incubation and technology transfer helps research emerge from the laboratory and enter the larger world outside.