Guwahati: According to the QS World University Ranking 2022, the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) been ranked 41 in the 'Research Citations per Faculty' category. Apart from the 41st rank, IIT Guwahati has obtained the 395th rank in World University Ranking globally.
One of the premier Educational and Research Institutes in the country, IIT Guwahati has successfully cited its name amongst the top 50 institutes. an IIT Guwahati statement said that the main reason for the increase in rank from 470 in QS World University Ranking 2021 to 395th in 2022's edition is the strong improvement in the 'Citations per Faculty' category where IIT Guwahati has improved from 77.9 in 2021 (Global Rank 56) to 94.8 in 2022 (Global Rank 41).
The overall improvement this year is credited mainly by the improvement in the category "Research Citation per Faculty". In the last edition, the Institute globally ranked itself in the 56th position with an improvement of 77.9 points and this time stronger improvement with 94.8 points has been seen with the global ranking of 41st position.
Professor TG Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said, "I congratulate the faculty, students, and staff of IIT Guwahati for this remarkable growth in this performance which clearly shows that despite the pandemic, the institute has been working tirelessly to make such a global impact. The institute has improved in Research Citations per Faculty indicating the visibility of research activities of the institute as well as in the Academic Reputation as the major contributors in this increase."
It is to be mentioned that IIT Guwahati has also been ranked in 12 different subject categories by the QS World University Rankings announced earlier this year with a break into the 51-100 range in Petroleum Engineering.
The subjects that IIT Guwahati includes - Engineering and Technology, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Science and Information Systems, Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Natural Sciences, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Petroleum Engineering, and Environmental Studies.
"The ranking of IIT Guwahati has been improving consistently across International and National agencies due to the concerted efforts the institute has been making over the past several years," Professor Parameswar K Iyer, Dean Public Relations, Branding and Ranking, IIT Guwahati, said. "This has impacted on various aspects of institutional growth, including Internationalization, enhancing the reputation (perception), promoting research and technology transfers, which are now becoming visible and being recognized both nationally and globally," he added.