We are happy that IIT Delhi improved its NIRF ranking: Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IITD

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Amita Jain | April 9, 2019 | 11:34 AM IST

NEW DELHI, APRIL 9: Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) launched the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2019 which apart from an overall category, ranked Indian higher education institutions across eight domains. Out of the 969 institutions which participated in NIRF 2019 engineering ranking, 200 have been ranked. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has been adjudged as the second best institution after IIT Madras in Engineering category and it has bagged the third position in the overall category.

Elated with the achievement, Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, the director of IIT Delhi, said, “We are happy that IIT Delhi improved its NIRF ranking by one more position this year and ranked #2 in Engineering. In the last two years, we have moved from the 4th position to the 2nd  position. This is a  reflection of the various measures we have taken at IIT Delhi to improve our outreach activities as well as the research ecosystem. A significant enhancement of research facilities has been undertaken in the last two years as well as the initiation of major infrastructure projects. My hearty congratulations to our faculty, staff, alumni and the students. My special thanks also to the media for playing a positive role in highlighting the institute's achievements to the general public. We also  wish to thank MHRD for supporting our initiatives in various ways.”   

In Engineering, IIT Delhi jumped to No. 2 position in 2019 with an overall score of 85.36. In 2018, it held No. 3 position.

IIT Delhi has scored highest in Research and Professional Practice parameter (Engineering category), with a score of 96.18 among the top three institutions. Research and Professional Practice parameter consists of quality and quantity of publications, IPR and Patents along with some industry footprints.

In the Overall ranking, IIT Delhi is now ranked 3rd with a score of 78.69. In 2018, it was placed at No. 4.

In a tweet posted on Tuesday, HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar congratulated IIT Delhi for its ranking in the Overall category, “Congratulations to @iitmadras, @iiscbangalore & @iitdelhi for emerging as top three institutions in the Overall category in the India Rankings 2019 #NIRF.”

The institutions were judged on five parameters, including Teaching, Learning & Resources (TLR), Research and Professional Practice (RPC), Graduation Outcomes (GO), Outreach and Inclusivity (OI) and Perception (PR), in which IIT Delhi within Engineering category recieved scores of 85.80, 96.18, 80.32, 56.19 and 90.85, respectively.

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