- HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal promises more support to IIT Guwahati
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal promises more support to IIT Guwahati
NEW DELHI, JULY 12: IIT Guwahati got a pat on its back for its good show in the latest QS World Rankings from the Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. IIT Guwahati had secured 491 overall rank and 79th rank in the category of youngest institutions in the QS World Rankings.
Addressing the students on his maiden visit to the premier engineering institute, the minister said, “The ranking proves that the young Institute is moving in the right direction towards achieving excellence. The efforts of the institute have also ensured international rankings where IIT Guwahati is placed at 491 (QS World Rankings 2019) in overall and 79 among the Young Universities (under 50 years of age) categories respectively in the world."
Dr. Pokhriyal assured that the Ministry of HRD will extend maximum support to improve the infrastructure of the institute. The MHRD will also provide other resources to further improve IIT Guwahati's rank in the coming years, he added.
The Minister also emphasized on research collaboration between academic institutions to solve the problems of basic amenities that the citizens of the country face. He asked IIT Guwahati to work closely with other institutions in the northeastern region, which is a priority for the government, to guide the region's progress and development.
Prof. Dr. T.G.Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati said the minister has identified some key focus areas for the institute to collaborate with institutes in the region, along with other institutes across the country. "We are committed to working in this direction so that we can extend our contribution to the development of our country,” he said.
IIT Guwahati has been ranked seventh in engineering and ninth in overall category in National Institute Ranking Framework 2019.